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Army General Orders

Army General Orders: This We’ll defend

You will recite the Army general orders many times throughout your training… but the real test will come during your career. Being on watch is a boring (hopefully) job, but it more important that you can imagine. Even as a young enlisted member you will be responsible for doing the right thing when no one is looking. That means no ipod while standing watch, no Angry Birds game and not talking to your buddies on the phone about what your missing out on.  Learn the Army general orders before you go to basic and you will save yourself from a lot of push-ups!

These are not polite suggestions

The simple act of performing your duties in a military manner will keep you out of more trouble in your career than just about anything else. Drill these in your head and let them become second nature.

  • I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
  • I will obey my special orders and perform all of my duties in a military manner.
  • I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.

Army general orders