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Required Knowledge

The Eleven General Orders of a Sentry

  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 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 Officer, Command Duty Officer. Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officer 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 Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions. 
  10. To salute all officers and all colors and 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. 

Phonetic Alphabet

Letter Phonetic Letter
A ALPHA
B BRAVO
C CHARLIE
D DELTA
E ECHO
F FOX-TROT
G GOLF
H HOTEL
I INDIA
J JULIET
K KILO
L LIMA
M MIKE
N NOVEMBER
O OSCAR
P PAPA
Q QUEBEC
R ROMEO
S SIERRA
T TANGO
U UNIFORM
V VICTOR
W WHISKEY
X X-RAY
Y YANKEE
Z ZULU

Military Time

Regular Time Military Time
Midnight 0000
1:00am 0100
2:00am 0200
3:00am 0300
4:00am 0400
5:00am 0500
6:00am 0600
7:00am 0700
8:00am 0800
9:00am 0900
10:00am 1000
11:00am 1100
12:00am 1200
1:00pm 1300
2:00pm 1400
3:00pm 1500
4:00pm 1600
5:00pm 1700
6:00pm 1800
7:00pm 1900
8:00pm 2000
9:00pm 2100
10:00pm 2200
11:00pm 2300