Eleven General Orders Of A Sentry

Updated 2009-04-04 15:34


Eleven General Orders Of A Sentry (Navy Version)

As listed in Navy's DEP guide

OneTo take charge of this post and all government property in view.
TwoTo walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
ThreeTo report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
FourTo repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guard house than my own.
FiveTo quit my post only when properly relieved.
SixTo receive, obey and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the Watch only.
SevenTo talk to no one except in the line of duty.
EightTo give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
NineTo call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
TenTo salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
ElevenTo 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.


You will be required to quote any one of, or all of your Eleven General Orders of a Sentry from memory anytime, anywhere and to anyone, by the fifth day of the first week of training. It is best that you learn the Eleven General Orders of a Sentry while you are in DEP prior to your departure for Recruit Training. This will give you an advantage over others in your division and will provide some valuable time to perform additional required items your first few days in boot camp.