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INTERIOR GUARD


YOUNG MARINE
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INTERIOR GUARD

THERE ARE THREE POINTS TO THE RESPONIBILITES OF THE INTERIOR GUARD.

1. PRESERVE ORDER

2. PROTECT PROPERTY AND LIVES

3. ENFORCE REGULATIONS

THE INTERIOR GUARD DERVISE ITS AUTHORITY FROM THE COMMANDING OFFICER. AND GUARD DUTY MAY BE CALLED " FIRE WATCH".

DUTIES OF THE INTERIOR GUARD

THE COMMANDING OFFICER (CO): THE CO ESTABLISHES THE GUARD AND SEES THAT    IT FUNCATIONS PROPERLY. THE CO OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE RECEIVES  THE DAILY       REPORT FROM, AND RELIEVES, THE OFFICER OF THE DAY,   EXAMINES THE GUARD        BOOK, AND ISSUES ANY SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS. THE  COMMANDING OFFICER HAS    TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GUARD.

THE OFFICER OF THE DAY (OD): THE OD SERVES AS THE COMMANDING OF THE GUARD, EXECUTES ALL ORDERS OF THE GUARD AND SEES TO IT THAT THE GUARD PERFORMS EFFECTIVELY. THE OD WILL VERIFY THAT SENTRIES ARE ON THEIR POSTS, QUESTIONS THE SENTRIES ON THEIR GENERAL ORDERS, AND KEEP THE GUARD INFORMED OF THE OD'S WHEREABOUTS AT ALL TIMES.

THE SERGEANT OF THE GUARD: THE SERGEANT OF THE GUARD ASSIST THE COMMANDER OF THE GUARD, OR IF THERE IS NO COMMANDER OF THE GUARD PERFORMS THE DUTIES OF ONE. THE SERGEANT OF THE GUARD SUPERVISES YOUNG MARINE PROPERTY AND SUPERVISES THE ENLISTED MEMBERSOF THE GUARD.

THE CORPORAL OF THE GUARD: THE CORPORAL OF THE GUARD SUPERVISES AND POSTS AND RELIEVES THE SENTRIES. THE CORPORAL OF THE GUARD REPORTS TO THE OD.

SENTINELS: THE SENTRY IS THE WORKHORSE OF THE GUARD. A SENTRY CARRIES OUT THE GENERAL ORDERS AS WELL AS ANY SPECIAL ORDERS. SENTINELS WALK THEIR POST AND DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL PROPERLY RELIEVED BY THE CPL OF THE GUARD.

SUPERNUMERARY: THE SUPERNUMERARY IS A STANDBY RELIEF IN CASE ANY GUARD MUST BE RELIEFED. THE SUPERNUMERARY IS OFTEN USED AS A MESSENGER. USUALLY CHOSEN AT THE FIRST INSPECTION OF THE GUARD-AS THE OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE GUARD IN APPEARANCE, KNOWLEDGE OF DUTIES AND ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE OD.

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