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071-331-1004 (SL1) - Perform Duty as a Guard

Standards: Performed duty according to general orders, special orders, and local implementing SOPs.

Assigned a guard post, post-specific
equipment, and special orders.

Performed duty according to general orders,
special orders, and local implementing SOPs.


1.   Receive order changes, if any.

2.   Walk posts or assume the prescribed position,
carrying the weapon in prescribed

3.   Salute officers when performing guard duty on posts
that do not require challenging.

4.   Challenge personnel as specified by special orders.
Challenge position is port arms or
raised pistol.

Challenge one person by
assuming challenge position
approximately 30 steps from
individual and stating
"HALT." Once the
individual has halted, call
"WHO IS THERE”? The guard may
change position to best determine if
the individual should be passed,
denied access, or apprehended and
turned over to the commander of the
relief. Take the appropriate action
based on identification of the

Challenge a group in the
same manner. Allow only one person
to approach for identification. If
persons are in a vehicle allow only
one person to approach for

Challenge multiple groups
or individuals. Advance personnel to
be recognized in the same manner;
only one at a time and in order of

Note. During a duty tour, a guard is required to execute
orders ONLY from the commanding
officer, the field officer of the day,
the officer of the day and officers of
the guard. A guard surrenders his
weapon only to, and 
upon orders from, 
someone from whom he lawfully
receives orders while on post.

5.   Pass changes to orders to relief.

Evaluation Preparation: 

At the test site, provide the soldier with a
post, post-specific equipment, and special
orders. Provide a group to approach the

Soldier: Tell the soldier to read the
special orders and assume the sentry duties
of the post.




1.   Received order changes.

2.   Saluted officer when required. (Post does not
require challenging.)

3.   Challenged individual.

4.   Challenged group.

5.   Passed the order changes to the relief.

Score the soldier GO if all
performance measures are passed. Score the
soldier NO GO if any performance measure is
failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show
him what was done wrong and how to do it









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