Sunday, November 25, 2012

Orders To The Sentry Applications In Real Life

On March 21st, 2003, Maj. Jay T. Aubin, 36, a prior enlisted Marine aviator was killed in a helicopter crash in Kuwait during combat preparations for Operation Iraqi Freedom. He and his crew were transporting and training with eight British Royal Marine Commandos at the time of the crash. He was survived by his wife and two children, a son and a daughter. In 1993, I met him when he was an Officer Candidate at USMC Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Va as he was going through the PLC Combined program. Put in a peer leadership position as the Candidate Platoon Commander, he stepped up when he saw something wrong (To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce) and displayed great moral courage in reporting it and looking out for his fellow candidates.

Your task today is to (A) organize into two teams, one team covering the first five (1 thru 5) general orders, and the second group covering the next six (6 thru 11) general orders. (B) Each team will develop real life civilian examples of how the spirit of those orders to the sentry apply to everyday life situations ans scenarios. (C) Each team will present those real life examples in a small group presentation on Monday December 3 during class. (D) A designated individual from each team will post your teams work (your examples) on this blog (over the weekend) in the Comment Section listing your name, members of your team, and what class period you are in. (E) You will be conducting a group self assessment after the assignment on Dec 4 (Tuesday) in class. 


  1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
  2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
  3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
  4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse (or the Quarterdeck) than my own.
  5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.
  6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding OfficerCommand Duty OfficerOfficer of the DayOfficer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only..
  7. To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
  8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
  9. To call the Corporal of the Guard or Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
  10. To salute all officers and all colors and all standards not cased.
  11. To 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.

These "General Orders To The Sentry" are a good template by which to apply to everyday situations and scenarios. Hopefully by reviewing these General Orders this week it will give you some increased awareness while you THINK, DECIDE, ACT. 


  1. Per. 6
    Group Leader: Ramos, J.
    Group: Leone, Lenard, St. Juste, Monroe, Gonzales, Elguera,L
    general Orders: 6-11

    6. Lenard is gonna give Leone orders for his post. Monroe is gonna then relieve Leone and Leone is gonna pass down the orders he got from Lenard.

    7. Gonzales is gonna be at post. Elguera,L. is gonna try to talk to him but he will not answer. His fellow military mate ( Ramos ) is gonna then tell him orders and he is going to reply to it.

    8. Leone is gonna be the fire alarm.

    9. St. Juste is gonna be at the computer. Lenard is gonna call him and give him orders. St. Juste realizes that he forgets to tell him everything so he calls Lenard back to adress the matter.

    10. St. Juste, Elguera,L., and Monroe are going to be doing sentry duty. Lenard and Ramos are going to walk past them and they are going to solute because they are higher rank and position in the cain of command.

    11. The room is gonna be dark. Everyone except ramos lenard and lucas are gonna stand post. Lucas is gonna try to enter the room but is denied because he doesn't have the proper authority. Lenard and Ramos is gonna then try to enter and they are allowed to because they have the proper authority.

    1. Team Ramos: I liked your concept of acting out your examples of real world examples, it was outstanding. IT was entertaining and educational, however it would have been even more effective if you rehearsed it more. I also realize one of your team mates was gone, but the group still has to persevere. Great concept, I actually think we need to video a well rehearsed example of the General Orders to the Sentry. It would improve cadet learning, especially the first year cadets.

  2. Team 2: orders 6-11
    Team leader: Ronco, Leon, Krough, Melfi, Merdgedis

    6. Your boss, tells you as the manager to pasd on instructions on how to go through out the day, so repeat the instrustions to the ass. Manager then for him/her to pass on to the employees to make sure the day goes through the instructions as said by your boss
    7. You work for apple company, which is a company that comes out with many great new inventions but you as a responsible and the intergity that you have towards the company, you know not to talk about the new ideas and realse dates.
    8. Your going to the bathroom and you see a fight and one of the kids pulls a gun, you dont run, but you must go and tell the closest person what is going on, such as the principal.
    9. In ROTC COL or cheif put a senior cadet in charge of the room when they leave, he. Or she is responsible for everything that goes on in the room, yet if there is ever something they cant handle, then they must immediatly call for COL or cheif and tell them so they can handle it.
    10. Give respect to your Boss, teachers, COL, cheif and all people in higher authority positions then you.
    11. Your security guard, your job is to watch over a museum, you can't let anyone get by you when you are in charge and responsible of.

  3. Team 2: orders to sentry (6-11)
    Period 7)
    Team leader(Cruz Brandon)Folston, Singh, Fequiere, Labaze, Ceja

    6) If you were baby sitting an actual baby and friend of yours said he would watch it so you can go to a party. if you say yes, you must tell your "friend" all instructions, the baby's parents or your parents told you to follow, the parents would in this case would be the commanding officers.
    7) It's just like if your working and can't be on facebook chatting with your friends becuase work is work. when your working, here are things you can can do and can't. there's a time and place for everything. if your working, you can't be making personal phone calls when your doing your work.
    8) This means that when a fire or fight breaks out there's always going to be someone there to sound the alarm, like of an example of inmates fighting in jail.
    9) You must contact the leadr in charge of the postin case there is a mis-understanding.
    10) Respect/salute flags and countries, as well as officers those in display and thos not in display.
    11) If you are home alone and your mom tells you to not open the door for anybody but her. Allow no one to pass unless your mom says it's ok. The morale is if someone is not allowed to pass or they don't have a reason to be there. Do not let them pass.

  4. Period 4/ Team 1: Muldoon, Umpierre, Navarro, Montagna, Green-Younger, Elguera, W
    1) For example a teacher is on break but she/he sees a teacher missing in the class next door, she/he should call the office to send a new teacher while she stays in the classroom until the new teacher comes.
    2) A student in class paying attention and observing everything happening in front and/or around him while he learns.
    3) An NJROTC student seeing another cadet wearing their uniform incorrectly, this cadet is required to tell anyone above him about the violation.
    4) A coach gives a play to his quaterback, the quaterback repeats the play to the rest of his team.
    5) When you are at work, you can't leave your work area without proper permission.

    1. ROTC Blog
      5. Quit my post only when properly relieved.
      Toll booth ex: booth worker., are you gonna leave that post.. Nope! Stay until you are relieved no matter how late.
      4. To repeat all calls from post more distant from the guardhouse (or quarterdeck) than my own.
      Emergency Ex:
      If someone has a doctors appointment the parent calls and the secretary writes it down and then they call you down to the office. It's a chain effect.
      3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
      Neighborly duty: when you see something suspicious and you are a neighbor.. You make sure you report it to the police.. Even if its a misunderstanding.
      Security: Mr.Shuler .. When they see something they have walkie talkies to report it to each other or Mr. hurwitz.
      2. Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always in the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing:
      Ex: store..
      When you work at a store and you have to open dressing rooms , etc. you make sure you check the dressing room and everything after the person leaves so you can take sight of anything suspicious... And observe any activity ... Call out an remember who was in that dressing room.

      If you're a sales associate you are obligated to maintain your professional composure on the job and actively seek for customers in need whether it be through sight or hearing them call for you.

      1. Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
      Lockdown drill:
      When chief had to keep us in the room and make sure everyone was there with us.... He took charge as made sure the room was secure and by locking the door.. Took charge of all government property or us the students :)

      Yonkers, Sanchez, Boulevard, Bullock,Cochran

  5. period 6.

    1.Teacher let students be teachers for a day.

    2. A marine in charge, always keeping on the alert withing sight or hearing.

    3.Report fight/broken rules that takes place in school.

    4.Teacher gets a call from the main office saying that a student has early dismissal, teacher reports it to the students.

    5. Responsibility with homework once your done with it, your responsibility is done.