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General Orders for sentries; Fifth General Order

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What is the Fifth General Order for sentries?

Quit my post only when properly relieved.

(1) If a sentry requires relief because of sickness or other reason, the sentry calls, “Corporal of the Guard. Post Number___, relief.”

(2) When so ordered, a sentry on the last relief of a post leaves at the proper time, returns to the guardhouse, and reports to the COG.

(3) Sentries are relieved according to the procedures described in chapter 5 of this Order.

(4) A sentry may leave the prescribed limits of a fixed or patrol post to protect government property in view or to apprehend an offender, only if these duties cannot be accomplished within the prescribed limits of the sentry’s post.

A sentry must inform the COG before leaving post under ANY circumstances, EVEN IF immediate action is essential.

(MCO 5530.15)

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posted on June 25, 2015 under Articles, Q&A
Sebastian Juslin
Sebastian served in the Marine Corps infantry on active duty and in the reserves from 2004 to 2013. Sebastian has always been driven to mentor the marines in his charge, and continuously strives to better himself as both a leader and a husband.

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