Glossary of 11 General Orders of a Sentry (Navy Version)

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First General Order
Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
Second General Order
Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
Third General Order
Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
Fourth General Order
Repeat all calls more distant from the Guardhouse than my own.
Fifth General Order
Quit my post only when properly relieved.
Sixth General Order
Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry that relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the watch only.
Seventh General Order
Talk to no one except in the line of duty.
Eigth General Order
Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
Ninth General Order
Call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
Tenth General Order
Salute all officer and standards and colors not cased.
Eleventh General Order
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.

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