The Army General Orders are the basic outline of orders to be followed when in the absence of more specific orders. The three Army general orders cover what your duties are on a day to day basis. You must maintain your assigned duties, quitting only when properly relieved, and performing everything in a military manner that would make your leadership proud.
We recommend you memorize this before going to basic training! They will drill it into you when you get there, so you might as well get there prepared. Standing out in basic training is a GOOD thing as long as it’s something that makes you look good.
Army General Orders
General Order 1
I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.
General Order 2
I will obey my special orders and perform all of my duties in a military manner.
General Order 3
I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.
Tips for memorization
The best way to memorize the Army general orders is to NOT memorize them in order. It’s good to know them in order, however, your drill sergeants will be asking you them in any order they wish. So the ensure that you’re on top of your game, it’s best to memorize them in any order. Have your friends or family simply ask you “General Order Number #”, and you spout it off right away. A couple of days of practice is all it takes to have these 3 general orders memorized!