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Study Guide › Guard Duty

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

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

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

  4. What specifies the time for challenging?
    The special orders

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

  6. 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.

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

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

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

  10. What Field Manual covers Guard duty?
    FM 22-6

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

  12. 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

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

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

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

  16. What are two types of guard duty?
    1. Interior guard
    2. Exterior guard

  17. What is the normal length of time for a field officer of the day?
    24 hrs

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

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

  20. Does a guard salute indoors?

  21. When are guards not required to salute?
    No salute is given by a guard who is engaged in a specific duty, the performance of which prevents saluting.

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

  23. What are the duties of a guard?
    They must memorize, understand, and comply with the general orders for guards.
    In addition, guards must understand and comply with special orders applying to their particular posts, including the use of the countersign and parole word, if they are in effect.

  24. What is a parole word?
    The parole (word) is used to check on the countersign when inspecting guards.
    Any person in time of war who discloses the parole word or countersign to any person not entitled to receive it, shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct(Article 101, Uniform Code of Military Justice).

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

  26. 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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