To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Officer of the Day, Officers, and Non-Commissioned Officers of the guard only.
(1) During the tour of duty, a sentry is subject to the orders of the Commanding Officer, Field Officer of the Day (if assigned), Officer of the Day, and Officers and Noncommissioned (Petty) Officers of the Guard only. In emergencies, however, the senior line officer present may give orders to sentries. In addition, any officer or noncommissioned (petty) officer is authorized to report violations of regulations by members of the guard. Sentries of special guards not under the jurisdiction of a main guard are subject to the orders of their unit Commander and Officers and Noncommissioned (Petty) Officers of the Special Guard only.
(2) A sentry will give up any assigned weapon only when ordered to by a person from whom he or she lawfully receives orders may be given while on post. Unless necessity therefore exists, no person will require a sentry to surrender any assigned weapon while that sentry is on post.
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