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What are the three general orders?
1. I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
2. I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.
3. I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the Commander of the Relief.

What two types of orders can a guard receive?
1. General orders
2. Special orders

What are you normally responsible for at your guard post?
Your post and all government property in view

What is deadly force?
The power to cause death or severe bodily harm

What specifies the time for challenging?
The special orders

Who is responsible for the instruction, discipline and performance of the guards?
The commander of the guards

How would you challenge people in a vehicle?
You would challenge the same as if on foot but, make one or all of the individuals dismount the vehicle if deemed necessary.

What are the two words that the countersign consists of?
Challenge and Password

What is the proper use of deadly force?
Only the minimum amount of force necessary to make an apprehension

At what position do you hold your rifle while challenging?
Port arms

What Field Manual covers Guard duty?
FM 22-6

What are the two different types of guard mountings?
1. Formal
2. Informal

What is your chain of command as a guard?
1. Commander of the relief,
2. Sergeant of the guard
3. Officer of the guard
4. Field officer of the day
5. Commanding officer at the level responsible for the guard mount

What type of guard is normally used to protect a unit in a tactical environment?
Exterior guard

What is F.O.D.?
Field Officer of the Day

If you sleep on duty, what could your punishment be?
Court Martial

What are three types of guard duty?
1. Interior guard
2. Special guard
3. Exterior guard

What is the normal length of time for a guard duty?
24 hrs

How long will a guard normally stay at his post?
2 to 4 hours

Who is normally in charge of establishing the special orders for guard posts?
The Post Commander

How much time normally elapses from the time that a guard is relieved to the time he is again posted at his guard post?
4 hours

How many reliefs are there normally in a guard?
3

Does a guard salute indoors?
Yes

When are guards not required to salute?
When their specific duty prevents it or when on a post that requires challenging

What are three examples of exterior guard?
1. Lookouts
2. Listening posts
3. Outposts

What are the duties of a guard?
He must memorize, understand, and comply with his general orders, and the special orders particular to his post.

What is a parole word?
A secret word known only to the guards, commanders of the guards and the persons authorized to inspect the guards

What do special orders define?
Exactly what a guard must do in a particular post

What is supernumerary?
An extra member of the guard who is used when needed to replace a guard or to perform special duties as prescribed by local directives.







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