General Order

In militaries, a general order is a published directive, originated by a commander, and binding upon all personnel under his command, the purpose of which is to enforce a policy or procedure unique to his unit's situation which is not otherwise addressed in applicable service regulations, military law, or public law. A general order has the force of law; it is an offense punishable by court martial or lesser military court to disobey one. What makes it a general order (as opposed to a direct order), is that the actor is not explicitly named, nor precisely that (or whom) which is to be acted upon.

A general order of indefinite duration may be referred to as a standing order. Standing orders are necessarily general and vague since the exact circumstances for execution occur in the future under unknown conditions. For example, in most military agencies there is a standing order for enlisted men to salute officers. The officers are required by the same law to return the salute to the enlisted person; however, the name of each enlisted man is not explicitly named in the order, nor is the name of each officer, nor is the exact time which the salute should occur

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List of Notable General Orders - In Fiction
... A set of general orders, including the Prime Directive, has been established in Paramount Pictures' source documentation to govern the Starfleet ... General Order № 24 Destruction of all life on a planet, issued by Captain James T ... He issued the order on stardate 3192.1 to be executed "in two hours," targeting Eminiar VII ...
Air Resupply And Communications Service - History - Inactivation
... of the Air Force Letter 322 and Military Air Transport Service General Order 174 inactivated ARCS, effective 1 January 1954 ... General Order 37, Headquarters Seventeenth Air Force, dated 12 October 1956, inactivated the 580th ARG in place in Libya ... Third Air Force General Order 86, dated 18 October 1956, inactivated the 582d ARS, effective 25 October 1956 ...
General Order No. 11 (1863) - Text of General Order No. 11
... General Order № 11 ... The provisions of General Order No ... to the operations of paragraph 1 of this order, and especially the towns of Independence, Westport and Kansas City ...
General Order 40
... General Order 40 was an order issued on August 30, 1928 by the new Federal Radio Commission under the Radio Act of 1927 which provided for a reallocation of the commercial broadcast radio spectrum ... As a result of implementaion of General Order 40, most U.S ... The allocation scheme introduced by General Order 40 stayed in place for over twelve years, until the implementation of the North American Radio Broadcasting ...
Lee's Farewell Address
... Confederate General Robert E ... Lee issued his Farewell Address, also known as General Order No. 9 (sometimes Orders) to his Army of Northern Virginia on April 10, 1865, the day after he surrendered the army to Lt ...

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