FM 7-21.13 PDF

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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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As a long established social organization, the Fmm observes a number of customs that add to the interest, pleasure, and graciousness of Army life. When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches the headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye.

Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions The Army is fk organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the Nation. Their inclusion in the seal reflects the powers and duties of the revolutionary era Board of War for the procurement and handling of artillery, arms, ammunition, and other war-like stores belonging to the United States.

Give the proper salute and say, for example, “Sir, Private Smith reports. On February 20,General Washington’s headquarters issued an order on flags. The Colors originated as a means of battlefield identification and performed this function for 7-221.13 years. These are earned rewards for your willingness to accept greater responsibilities. Rising from the breastplate to the left facing the viewer is a pike, or esponton, flanked by an unidentified organizational color.

Blue is especially significant since it has been the unofficial color 7-211.3 the Army for more 7-21.31 two hundred years. When speaking to or being addressed a noncommissioned officer of superior rank, stand at parade rest until ordered otherwise. The familiar tune of “Tattoo” signaled tavern owners to “doe den tap toe” or “turn off the taps. In turn, those were influenced by the military traditions of Western Europe to 7-21.3 great extent. Some units substitute the greeting with their unit motto, such as “Deeds, not Words,” or “Keep up the Fire.


Military courtesy means good manners and politeness in dealing with other people.

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An interesting thing about traditions is that many of our Army traditions started out as something quite different from what they are now.

If you are armed, however, do not remove your headgear. They are not outright gifts. Victories in the old days were sometimes expressed in terms of the number of enemy colors captured.

When in civilian clothing, the only change is to place your right hand over your heart instead of saluting. Right up to the beginning of the First World War, bugles were important tools in the control of units.

General Washington’s order emphasized the significance of organizational colors to the Army by directing quick design and procurement.

During the sounding of honors.

When turning over control of formations. On 72-1.13 right side rises a musket with fixed bayonet flanked by the National Color. The Noncom’s Guide Many Army customs compliment procedures required by military courtesy, while others add to the graciousness of garrison life.

When the flag is being raised in cm morning, you should stand at attention on the first note of “Reveille” and salute. These honors are a source of unit pride and 72-1.13 soldiers gather to compare the unit decorations on their uniforms there is an inherent competition between them. US Army units, like soldiers, have an individual service record. Never go “over the heads” of superiors-don’t jump the chain of command. Drums also served various military purposes in the eighteenth century, such as the regulation of firing in battle by the drummer’s beat.


The Campaigns of the 721.13 States Army Some historians believe the hand salute began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. On ceremonial occasions such as changes of command or funerals.

Vehicles in motion should stop.

Often it is these customs and traditions, strange to the civilian eye but solemn to the soldier, that keep the man in the uniform going in the unexciting times of peace. A reflection of that fj is visible in the customs, courtesies, and traditions the Army holds.

All Army installations will display the flag of the United States outdoors.

Distinctive items of clothing worn in your unit such as headgear, belt buckles, and tankers’ boots. Airborne units’ maroon beret. Hold the salute until the colors are six paces beyond you.

A good rule of thumb is this: The implements of warfare, cannon, cannon balls, mortar, powder flasks, pike, and rifle, are all of the type used in the Revolutionary War. The sound of the bugle made it possible to convey commands over a great distance and could usually be heard above the roar of battle.

Army traditions are the things that everyone in the Army does, everywhere. The Army Seal Units display their unit history and battle honors on their colors.