FM 7-21.13 PDF

Study Flashcards On The Soldier’s Guide (FM ) at Quickly memorize the terms, phrases and much more. makes it easy to get the . The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the. Field Manual No. , Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 15 October FM THE SOLDIER’S GUIDE.

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There were stable calls, water calls, drill calls, sick calls, and church calls on Sunday. Some consider it to be a gesture of servility since the junior extends a salute to the senior, but we know that it is quite the opposite. Indoors, unless reporting to an officer or when on duty as a guard.

Besides, you know the proper command would be ‘at ease,’ ‘stand at ease,’ or ‘carry on. Outdoors includes theater marquees, shelters over gas station pumps, covered 7-2.113, and other 7-221.13 shelters that are open fn the sides.

In war they keep him fighting at the front. When talking to an officer of superior rank, stand at attention until ordered otherwise. The battalion command sergeant major, for example, performs duties that are made more efficient and effective by having an office in garrison. This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat.

You are expected to pay back every dollar That responsibility is for the performance of the team and the very lives of the soldiers in it.

The union, white stars on a field of blue, 7-12.13 the honor point of the flag. Simple courtesy is an important indicator of a person’s bearing, discipline, and manners. Courtesy among members of the Armed Forces 7-21.31 vital to maintain discipline. It is often considered good manners for a younger person to say sir or ma’am when speaking to an older person. Military history has demonstrated that units with high esprit, a sense of tradition and pride in past achievements, perform well in combat.


The Army pays close attention to team performance, to the organizations in which soldiers serve and fight, and to the flags and colors that symbolize those organizations. During the sounding of honors. Remember the salute is not only prescribed by regulation but is also recognition of each other’s commitment, abilities, and professionalism.

When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches the headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye. Furthermore, those colors symbolize in the language of heraldry the virtues of hardiness and valor redpurity and innocence whiteand vigilance, perseverance, vm justice blue.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

In the years following the war, the pieces were finally recovered and sewed together again to form the flag, which ffm still in existence. The implements of warfare, cannon, cannon balls, mortar, powder flasks, pike, and rifle, are all of the type used in the Revolutionary War. This is a great unit to soldier in. Enter Your Email Address.

In general, you don’t salute when you are working for example, under your vehicle doing maintenanceindoors except when reportingor when saluting is not practical carrying articles with both hands, for example. In the military service, the matter of who says sir or ma’am to whom is clearly defined; in civilian life it is largely a matter of discretion.

When an officer of superior rank enters a room, the first soldier to recognize the officer calls personnel in the room to attention but does not salute. These honors are a ffm of unit pride and whenever soldiers gather to compare the unit decorations on their uniforms there is an inherent competition between them.

The first Army National Color was blue incorporating the design of an eagle displayed somewhat similar to that in the coat of arms adopted for the United States and the name of the regiment.

FMThe Soldier’s Guide The Noncom’s Guide In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting.

If no foreign national flags are present, the flag of the United States may be placed at the center of the line providing it is displayed at a higher level.


The music you hear at various hours of the day for example, “Reveille,” “Retreat,” and “Taps” or during ceremonies funerals, change of command, etc. Bugle calls told troops when to go to bed, when to wake up, 721.13 to eat, when to attack, and when to retreat. A good rule of thumb is this: Hold the salute until the colors are six paces beyond you. Victories in the old days were sometimes expressed in terms of the number of enemy colors captured.

Above the breastplate rises a sword upon which rests a Phrygian cap. Some of the Army’s more common courtesies include rendering the hand salute, standing at attention or parade rest, or even addressing others by their rank.

If you are in a car or on a motorcycle, dismount and salute. Young men and women are sometimes 7-12.13 to say sir to their fathers or ma’am to their mothers and likewise to other elders.

These are the campaigns the Army has been a part of: The concept of campaign streamers came to prominence in the Civil War when Army organizations embroidered the names of battles on their organizational colors. Either the senior or the subordinate is wearing civilian clothes.

On the right side rises a musket with fixed bayonet flanked by the National Color. As his fj were occupied, he didn’t salute. General Washington’s order emphasized the significance of organizational colors to the Army by directing quick design and procurement. The Army flag is in the national colors of red, white, and blue with a yellow fringe.

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In general, flags incorporate design elements that are identical to or relate to the insignia worn by the members of the organization. The center of the seal depicts a roman breastplate over a jupon, or a leather jacket.

The present policies stem from ideas and practices dating back to the Revolutionary War.