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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The Army Seal On the right side rises a musket with fixed bayonet flanked by the National Color. Bugler from the Army Band With every note of Reveille or Retreat we call to mind our common bond with soldiers of the Continental Army and the sacrifices soldiers have made ever since. 7-21.3 include positive actions-things you do, and taboos-things you avoid.

Walk down a street in most towns and cities and see the response you get from people when you just say “good morning.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

Bugles were first used for signaling in America by the British army during the Revolutionary War. They are not outright gifts. But for those soldiers who have served in the “Big Red One,” the “Wolfhounds,” the “Rainbow Division,” or the “Buffalos” a misspelling that just stuckunit pride is very much a part of their lives.

SFC Stone, the platoon sergeant was present to monitor the counseling. When you are dismissed, or when the officer departs, come to attention and salute. Military tradition is an interesting and often amusing subject. Special designations authorized unit nicknames such as Cottonbalers, the 7th Infantry Regiment. Right up to the beginning of the First World War, bugles were important tools in the control of units.

The Army flag reflects our history and touches the lives of generations of Americans. However, during the French Revolution, the cap was adopted and worn as a “Cap of Liberty,” and is now a traditional symbol of liberty. At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag.


The pike is of the type carried by subordinate officers of infantry. In combat, individual exploits and personal valor are important, but team effort wins the fight.

See the Army flag in figure below. Give the proper salute and say, for example, “Sir, Private Smith reports. See the Ffm seal in figure below.

Remember the salute is not only prescribed by regulation but is also recognition of each other’s commitment, abilities, and professionalism. The most important thing to 7–21.13 in any discussion about the “privileges of rank” is that with them come profound responsibilities.

Speak with your own voice. Enlisted personnel are expected to be courteous to officers and likewise officers are expected to return the courtesy. Because the color party marched into battle at the front and center of the regiment, casualties were high. All Army installations will display the flag of the United States outdoors. 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.

The practice of carrying colors into battle persisted through the American Civil War; the last Medals of Honor awarded during this conflict were for capturing Confederate colors. Some units substitute the greeting with their unit motto, such as “Deeds, not Words,” or “Keep up the Fire.

PFC Robertson said, “Good morning, sir,” and kept walking past the two.

All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons entitled by grade to a salute except when it is inappropriate or impractical in public conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theaters, or when driving a vehicle. The green berets of the Army’s Special Forces. The older an organization, the more soldiers, both active and retired, have had the opportunity of serving in and identifying with it and the more opportunities the organization has had to win battle honors.


The customs, courtesies, and traditions of our Army provide a connection with soldiers throughout the history of the Nation. All established arts, trades, and professions, all races of people, all nations, and even different sections of the same nation have their own practices and customs by which they govern a part of their lives.

Airborne units’ maroon beret. But the Army still retains bugles and the music with which they communicate to soldiers is another reminder of our heritage. When speaking to or being addressed a noncommissioned officer of superior rank, stand at parade rest until ordered otherwise.

In war they keep him fighting at the front. Many Army customs compliment procedures required by military courtesy, while others add to the graciousness of garrison life. Unit mottoes such as “Victory! The Army is hundreds of years older than you are and proud of its experience. If you are armed, however, do not remove your headgear. Bythe motion was modified to touching the hat, and since then it has become the hand salute used today. The flag of the United States is the symbol of our nation.

The fact that the junior extends the greeting first is merely a point of etiquette-a salute extended or returned makes the same statement.

The implements of warfare, cannon, cannon balls, mortar, powder flasks, pike, and rifle, are all of the type used in the Revolutionary War. Render the hand salute at the first note of “To the Colors.