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Glossary of 11 GENERAL ORDERS OF THE SENTRY

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How many General Orders of the Sentry are there?
Eleven (11)
1st General Order of the Sentry
TAKE CHARGE of this post and all government property in view
2nd General Order of the Sentry
WALK MY POST in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
3rd General Order of the Sentry
TO REPORT all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4th General Order of the Sentry
TO REPEAT ALL CALLS [from posts]more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
5th General Order of the Sentry
QUIT MY POST only when properly relieved.
6th General Order of the Sentry
TO RECEIVE, OBEY, and PASS ON to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Officer of the Day, Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers of the guard only.
7th General Order of the Sentry
TALK TO NO ONE except in the line of duty.
8th General Order of the Sentry
GIVE THE ALARM in case of fire or disorder.
9th General Order of the Sentry
TO CALL THE CORPORAL of the Guard in any case not covered by instructions.
10th General Order of the Sentry
SALUTE ALL officers and all colors and standards not cased.
11th General Order of the Sentry
BE ESPECIALLY WATCHFUL at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority
What are General Orders?
Definition: (DOD) 1. Permanent instructions, issued in order form, that apply to all members of a command, as compared with special orders, which affect only individuals or small groups. General orders are usually concerned with matters of policy or administration. 2. A series of permanent guard orders that govern the duties of a sentry on post.

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