14 Leadership Traits/11 General Orders/11 Leadership Principles

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14 Leadership Traits




First Leadership Principle
Know yourself and seek self-improvement.
Second Leadership Principle
Be technically and tactically proficient.
Third Leadership Principle
Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.
Fourth Leadership Principle
Make sound and timely decisions.
Fifth Leadership Principle
Set the Example
Sixth Leadership Principle
Know your men and look out for their welfare.
Seventh Leadership Principle
Keep your men informed.
Eighth Leadership Principle
Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates.
Ninth Leadership Principle
Ensure that the task is understood supervised and accomplished.
Tenth Leadership Principle
Train your men as a team.
Eleventh Leadership Principle
Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities.
First General Order
To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
Second General Order
To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
Third General Order
To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
Fourth General Order
To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
Fifth General Order
To quit my post only when properly relieved
Sixth General Order
To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me: all orders from the commanding officer, officer of the day, and officers and non-commissioned officers of the guard only.
Seventh General Order
To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
Eighth General Order
To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder
Ninth General Order
To call the corporal of the guard in any case not covered by instructions.
Tenth General Order
To salute, all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
Eleventh General Order
To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
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