Lateness: Security Guard and Guard Duty Essay

Submitted By kaligirl91
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The Field Manual that covers guard is FM 22-6. When performing guard duty, one of the main things you need to know are your general orders which are; I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved. I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner. I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the Commander of the Relief. There are two types of orders you can recieve, general and special orders. When you are at your guard post you are responsible for your post and all government property in view. If you sleep on duty you are subject to Court Martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. When you are on guard you have certain duties to perform. You must memorize, understand, and comply with the general orders for guards. You must also understand and comply with any special orders applying to your particular post. Special orders define exactly what a guard must do in a particular post. Sunday night I was late for my guard shift. There was no excuse for my lateness, I should have been at my appointed place of duty at least ten minutes early. I failed and it reflected badly on my leadership as a specialst promotable. I showed a lack of leadership, and responsibility which are two very important Army Values. When on deployment guard duty is one of the most important tasks. You are charged with guarding your respected FOB, or area. You…