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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Consistent and proper military courtesy is an indicator of unit discipline, as well. When you mf dismissed, or when the officer departs, come to attention and salute. Victories in the old days were sometimes expressed 7-211.3 terms of the number of enemy colors captured.

The meaning of the symbols that make up the heraldic design of the seal can be fully understood only in terms of its eighteenth century origin. 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. Many units extend this courtesy to senior NCOs, also.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

The Colors originated as a means of battlefield identification and performed this function for many years. The Army, despite vigorous reorganization in the s and s, carried on the lineage and honors in units that exist still today. You salute to show respect toward an officer, flag, or our country. These are the campaigns the Army has been a part of: These fmm also apply to the national anthems of foreign fk during ceremonies or parades.

In all color-bearing Army organizations were authorized to use the large campaign streamers currently displayed. 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.

They are not outright gifts. The streamers attached to the Army flag staff denote campaigns fought by the Army throughout our Nation’s history.


On ceremonial occasions such as changes of command or funerals. 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. Airborne units’ maroon beret. In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting.


United States Army flags traditionally have been used for purposes of identification and the fostering of esprit de corps. A soldier vm civilian clothing recites the pledge while standing at attention, facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. If I had been carrying something and f wasn’t, he would have saluted.

When pledging allegiance to the US flag outdoors. The familiar tune of “Tattoo” signaled tavern owners to “doe den tap toe” or “turn off the taps. Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions 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 Nation.

The salute is an expression that recognizes each ffm as a member of the profession of arms; that they have made a personal commitment of self-sacrifice to preserve our way 7-221.13 life. Continuous recognition of the significance of flags to the soldiers’ morale resulted in a well-defined system of flags for organizations at all echelons.

A salute indoors is rendered only when reporting. When entering or exiting a vehicle, the junior ranking soldier is the first to enter, and the senior in rank is the first to exit.

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.

A custom is an established practice. In the case of NCOs and soldiers, we address them by their rank because they’ve earned that rank. The pike is of the type carried by subordinate officers of infantry. Enlisted personnel are expected to be courteous to officers and likewise officers are expected to return the courtesy. Bugle calls told troops when to go to bed, when to wake up, when to eat, when to attack, and when to retreat. As weapons became more lethal, with longer ranges, and required greater dispersal of units, bugles lost effectiveness in controlling units.


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. Our military traditions are really the “Army Way” of doing and thinking. Drums also served various military purposes in the eighteenth century, such as the regulation of firing in battle by the drummer’s beat.

Your upper arm elbow to shoulder is horizontal to the ground. See the Army flag in figure below. Also, leaders of the colonists were familiar with military traditions and particularly those of England and France.

There were stable calls, water calls, drill calls, sick calls, and church calls on Sunday. Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. The Noncom’s Guide Beneath the seal is a scarlet scroll with the inscription “United States Army” in white letters.

As they turned the corner and approached the building, PFC Robertson walked out carrying a large box. The display of both an organizational color and the national flag was a common practice of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. If you are with a group in a military vehicle or bus, remain in the vehicle. 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. Either the senior or the subordinate is wearing civilian clothes.

The old rank of Ensign-originally an Army title, now used only in the Navy-was assigned to the regiment’s junior officer who carried the flag ensign into battle.

The acceptance of greater responsibility merits greater compensation to be sure. 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. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he did not hold a weapon.

Speak with your own voice.