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  2. General Orders for Sentries - Wikipedia

    Orders to Sentry is the official title of a set of rules governing sentry (guard or watch) duty in the United States Armed Forces. While any guard posting has rules that may go without saying ("Stay awake," for instance), these orders are carefully detailed and particularly stressed in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard.

  3. Organization of the United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia

    The United States Marine Corps is organized within the Department of the Navy, which is led by the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV). The most senior Marine commissioned officer is the Commandant of the Marine Corps, responsible for organizing, recruiting, training, and equipping the Marine Corps so that it is ready for operation under the command of the unified combatant commanders.

  4. Military order (instruction) - Wikipedia

    General orders are usually concerned with matters of policy or administration. A series of permanent guard orders that govern the duties of a sentry on post. An operations order, in a US DOD sense, is a plan format meant which is intended to assist subordinate units with the conduct of military operations. See also. Superior orders

  5. Culture of the United States Marine Corps - Wikipedia

    The culture of the United States Marine Corps is widely varied but unique amongst the branches of the United States Armed Forces. Because members of the Marine Corps are drawn from across the United States (and resident aliens from other nations), it is as varied as each individual Marine but tied together with core values and traditions passed from generation to generation of Marines.

  6. Command hierarchy - Wikipedia

    In general, military personnel give orders only to those directly below them in the chain of command and receive orders only from those directly above them. A service member who has difficulty executing a duty or order and appeals for relief directly to an officer above his immediate commander in the chain of command is likely to be disciplined ...

  7. General Order No. 11 (1862) - Wikipedia

    General Order No. 11 was a controversial Union Army order issued by Major-General Ulysses S. Grant on December 17, 1862 during the Vicksburg campaign of the American Civil War. The order expelled all Jews from Grant's military district, comprising areas of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Grant issued the order in an effort to reduce ...

  8. USMC Sword Manual Procedures - Wikipedia

    Sword Manual Procedures. Draw sword. Command: "Draw, sword". On the preparatory command: "Draw". Grip the scabbard just below the frog with the left hand. Tilt it forward to form an angle of 45 degrees with the deck. At the same time, reach across the front of the body and grasp the sword grip with the right hand; draw the sword about 10 inches ...

  9. General Order No. 11 (1863) - Wikipedia

    General Order No. 11 is the title of a Union Army directive issued during the American Civil War on August 25, 1863, forcing the abandonment of rural areas in four counties in western Missouri. The order, issued by Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., affected all rural residents regardless of their allegiance. Those who could prove their loyalty ...