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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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.

Above the breastplate rises a sword upon which rests a Phrygian cap.

The coiled rattlesnake and scroll was a symbol that appeared frequently on colonial flags, particularly those representing groups opposed to some aspect of British rule. Outdoors includes theater marquees, shelters over gas station pumps, covered walkways, and other similar shelters that are open on the sides.

Below the scroll the numerals “” appears in blue to commemorate the year in which the Army was created with the appointment of General George Washington as Commander in Chief. When turning over control of formations. PV2 Robbs entered the room and immediately assumed the position of parade rest but before he could report, SGT Putnam said, “You don’t have to do that.

The breach of some Army 7-2.13 merely brands the offender as ignorant, careless, or ill bred.

Units display their unit history and battle honors on their colors. Army traditions are the things that everyone in the Army does, everywhere. As they turned the corner and approached the building, PFC Robertson walked out carrying a large box.

This was discontinued in when units were authorized to place silver bands, engraved with the names of battles, around the staffs of their organizational colors. The soldier that utters that sound understands his task and will not quit until it is completed. With the Declaration of Independence and the formation of troops, came the need for items to identify the soldiers and military units. All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when they meet and -721.13 persons entitled by grade to a salute except when it is inappropriate or impractical in fn conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theaters, or when driving a vehicle.

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This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat.

It is often considered good manners for a younger person to say sir or ma’am when speaking to an older person. The Army Flag and Streamers The fiery regimental spirit fondly polished over decades and centuries possesses him in the face of the enemy. Walk down a street in most towns and cities and see the response you get from people when you just say “good morning.

A sloppy salute might mean that you’re ashamed of your unit, lack confidence, or at the very least, that you haven’t learned how to salute correctly. In the years following the war, the pieces were finally recovered and sewed together again to form the flag, which is still in existence.

When wearing headgear, the forefinger touches the headgear slightly above and to the right of your right eye. Military courtesy shows respect and reflects self-discipline.

Regiments and separate battalions are the only units that carry colors.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

Military buglers have been communicating with soldiers for centuries. Never go “over the heads” of superiors-don’t jump the chain of command. Saluting is obviously inappropriate. The concept of campaign streamers came to prominence in the Civil War when Army organizations embroidered the names of battles on their organizational colors.

In turn, those were influenced by the military traditions of Western Europe to a great extent. At other functions where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, a soldier in uniform silently stands at attention facing the flag and renders the hand salute if outdoors.


Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. For example, we train soldiers to say sir or ma’am when talking to a higher ranking officer. When in a formation or a group, the senior soldier present will call the group to “Attention” and then “Parade, Rest” at the first note of “Retreat.

When a number of flags are displayed from staffs set in a line, the flag of the United States will be at the right; to the left of an observer facing the display. Because the color party marched into battle at the front and center of the regiment, casualties were high.

Until no flag represented the Army as a whole. When dropping the salute, bring your hand directly down to its natural position at your side, without slapping your leg or moving your hand out to the side.

You can hear the bugle calls still used today on the Army Homepage at www. Below the cannon are three cannon balls and to the right is a mortar on a trunnion with two powder flasks below. Often it is these customs and traditions, strange to the civilian eye but solemn to the soldier, that 7–21.13 the man in the uniform going in the unexciting times of peace.

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At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag. The salute is not simply an honor exchanged. Some units substitute the greeting with their unit motto, such as “Deeds, not Words,” or “Keep up the Fire.