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He will wear his sash, belt and sword during his tour of duty. While in his room he need not wear his sword.

He will be excused from all class and company formations during his tour.

He will arrive at 8:25 A.M. and note the observance of school regulations by the scholars. He is to enter in his report book the time of "Colors," " first call," and "assembly."

He is to aid the Captain of the School in forming the lines, and see that the other officers properly perform their duties.

He is to remain in the yard from 12 to 1.

He will enter in his report book the time of sounding first call and assembly before one o'clock.

He will make one inspection of the stairs, yards and boys' toilet room during the forenoon and note in his report books the names of all idlers, loiterers and boys without passes whom he may see. He will report immediately to the Principal any markings he may see on the wall.

He will make a similar inspection in the after

noon.

The Captain of the School, while on actual duty, during formation in the yard, ranks the Officer of the Day. The Officer of the Day will transmit orders from an instructor to the Captain.

The Officer of the Day will report at once to

the Principal any circumstance that, in his judgment, requires immediate attention. This and all other matters reported will be entered in his report book.

The report book will contain a list of all officers and acting officers with the posts and duties of same; and those absent from duty will be named in the report book.

Before turning in his report book, the Officer of the Day will write therein and sign the following statement: “I have the honor to report that I have faithfully performed my duties as Officer of the Day and that I have reported all violations of school regulations that have come to my knowledge during my tour of duty.”

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WAR DEPARTMENT,

CIRCULAR, ,
No. 87.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 1909.

There are two occasions on which officers and enlisted men are required to stand at attention when “ The Star Spangled Banner" is played, namely:

1. When the air is played by a band on a formal occasion, other than retreat, at any place where persons belonging to the military service are present in their official capacity, in which case officers and enlisted men stand at attention throughout the playing of the air.

2. When the flag is lowered at retreat and aboard transport when the flag is hoisted at guard mounting. In this case part of the ceremony is the playing of The Star Spangled Banner" (or " To the Color” when there is no band) and another part is the salute to the flag. All officers and enlisted men out of ranks stand at attention facing the flag while the air is being played and at the last note of the music salute in the prescribed manner.

Sentinels on post in the vicinity of a place where the ceremonies mentioned above are taking place follow the rule for soldiers out of ranks,

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provided their duties are not such as to prevent their doing so; in the first case, standing at attention facing outward from their post throughout the playing of the air, and in the second case, standing at attention facing the flag until the last note of the music and then rendering the salute prescribed for the weapon with which they are armed.

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BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

J. FRANKLIN BELL,

Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL : HENRY P. McCAIN,

Adjutant General.

Where shoulder straps are not used in cadet companies to indicate rank as in the regular army, the West Point plan of using chevrons for commissioned as well as non-commissioned officers is followed as indicated below. Red is the most serviceable color for chevrons, though in the army it is used only in the artillery.

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