Service members in all branches of the U.S. armed forces must abide by the 11 General Orders, which are the military organizations' set of rules for all members serving as sentries. For this reason, the rules are formall... More »

There are three U.S. Army general orders: "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... More » Government & Politics Military

General orders in the U.S. Marine Corps are 11 rules a sentry must follow while on duty. Recruits are expected to memorize them and be able to recite them word for word individually or all together when questioned by a d... More » Government & Politics Military

The military code of conduct contains six articles expressing what members of the U.S. military forces should do if they are taken as prisoners of war by an enemy. Although it is not part of military law detailed in the ... More » Government & Politics Military

Founded in 1988, the United States Chief Petty Officers Association is a fraternity of active duty, veteran or retired chief petty officers designed to promote community through responsible leadership while keeping membe... More » Government & Politics Military

Generally speaking, only troops who follow orders immediately and resolutely are capable of the large-scale maneuvers needed for winning battles consistently. When orders are not followed routinely, a military unit becom... More »

The five branches of the military include the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. Each branch has a Reserve, and the majority of states or territories have an Air National Guard and Army National Guard. ... More » Government & Politics Military