You yourself will be a good warrior and an honest defender of the Motherland. Army aphorisms, a court of honor, rules of life, old truths, the basis and essence of military service, attitude towards the authorities and oneself.
The basis and essence of military service
1. Believe in God, be loyal to the Emperor, His family and love the Motherland.
The first and foremost duty of a soldier is loyalty to the Emperor and the Fatherland. Without this quality, he is not fit for military service. The integrity of the empire and the maintenance of its prestige are based on the strength of the army and navy; their qualities and shortcomings are reflected throughout the country; therefore, it is not your business to get involved in social issues and political speculation; your business is to fulfill yours unswervingly. responsibilities.
2. Put the glory of the Army above all else.
3. Be brave. But courage is true and feigned. The arrogance inherent in youth is not courage. A soldier should always be prudent and ponder his actions calmly and carefully. If you are low and arrogant, everyone will hate you.
4. Obey discipline.
5. Respect and trust your superiors.
6. Be afraid to violate your duty - this will forever lose your good name.
7. The officer must be faithful and truthful. Without these qualities, it is almost impossible for a military man to remain in the army. Faithful is a person doing his duty, truthful - if he does not change his word. Therefore, do not promise never if you are not sure that you will keep the promise.
8. Be polite and humble in your dealings with all people.
9. The best part of being brave is being careful.
Attitude towards bosses and yourself
1. Remember always that you are an officer.
2. Be official with your superiors, 3. Remember that the boss is always and everywhere the boss.
4. Never criticize the actions and deeds of the boss in general; with someone - especially, and God save you in the lower ranks.
5. Any order of the chief in the service, in whatever form it may be expressed (proposal, request, advice) - is an order.
6. If you are older in rank, and according to the distribution of positions you will be subordinate to the younger one, you are obliged to fulfill everything, the orders of the person appointed over you, without any wrangling.
7. If you come on vacation for three days or less, then, not being in person, you must certainly send your vacation ticket to the commandant's office. Having arrived for more than three days, it is necessary to appear personally to the commandant.
8. At the end of the vacation period, he must return to the Commandant's Office or inform the Commandant's Office in an open letter: “This date I left for the place of my service” (Signature).
9. "Who wants to be able to order, must be able to obey!" - said Napoleon.
10. Take care of your honor, the honor of the regiment and the army.
11. Dress strictly and always clean.
12. Strictly treat your duties.. (Disc. mouth. § 1).
13. Keep yourself simple, with dignity, without fad.
14. Be consistent (correct) and tactful always, with everyone and everywhere.
15. Be courteous and helpful, but not annoying or flattering. Be able to leave in time so as not to be superfluous..
16. It is necessary to remember the border where the full of dignity of politeness ends and where the groveling begins.
17. Make you talk less about yourself.
18. Be observant and careful in expression.
19. Do not write rash letters and reports in the heat of the moment.
20. Be less frank in general, you will regret it. Remember: "My tongue is my enemy."
21. Do not kuti - this will not prove your daring, but you will compromise yourself. Forget the "good old days" and the expression "Bad officer who doesn't drink." Now it is different: "A bad officer who drinks" and "Such an officer is not kept in the regiment."
22. Do not rush to get on a short leg with a person whom you do not know enough.
23. Avoid "you", which gives an excuse and the right to familiarity with bad taste, an excuse to scold you on the rights of friendship, interfere in your affairs, say vulgarity, rudeness, etc.
24. Often the elder, tipsy, offers to ‘go with him. no misters". However, the next day, be diplomatic:
either speak to him on "you", or wait until he is the first to address you on "you". In short, tact is a necessary condition in order not to get into an awkward position or a mess.
25. Avoid stories and scandals. Do not act as an uninvited witness: by supporting one, you will make an enemy in the other - a double-edged sword. Neutrality is a remedy even for great powers; a means to maintain good relations with everyone, 26. A person who has made enemies, no matter how smart, kind, honest and truthful he is, dies almost inevitably, since enemies in society are always active, friends are passive; they only sympathize, regret, sigh, but do not fight for the perishing, fearing for their own fate, 27. Avoid cash accounts with friends. Money always ruins relationships.
28. Do not make debts: do not dig holes for yourself. Live within your means. Cast aside false pride. It is immoral to make debts without being able to pay them; otherwise - don't go into someone else's pocket …
29. Himself, if you can, help your comrade financially, but personally avoid taking, as this will drop your dignity.
30. Do not go to someone else's account, not having the means to repay in kind, if you do not want your dignity and self-esteem to suffer. Remember the French proverb: "It is better to drink bad wine from your own small glass than good wine from someone else's big one."
31. Live alone - calmer. Living together with a friend ultimately leads to squabbles, even a breakup.
32. Do not take personally offensive remarks, witticisms of ridicule, spoken afterwards, which often happens on the streets and in public places. Be above this. Go away - you won't lose, but you will get rid of the scandal.
33. Ponder every decisive step. It is impossible to correct a mistake, but it is difficult to make amends. Measure seven times, cut once.
34. Be more attentive before a quarrel than yielding after a quarrel.
35. At a critical moment, friends will not help: in military service they are powerless, bound by discipline and obedience to their superiors.
36. If you cannot say anything good about someone, then refrain from saying bad things, if you know.
37. Do not neglect anyone's advice - listen. The right to follow it or not will remain with you.
38. Be able to take good advice from another -. art is no less than giving good advice to yourself.
39. Avoid talking about military topics with anyone outside the service, especially during times of war.
40. Be careful in choosing your acquaintances: be guided not only by their education, but also by their social status in society. "Tell me who you know and I'll tell you who you are."
41. In the presence of orderlies (generally in the presence of a servant), refrain from talking on sensitive topics. This habit must be firmly eradicated and always remembered. Unfortunately, most people forget this. Meanwhile, the servant listens especially sensitively and looks closely at the life of their masters, takes note of everything and often spreads ridiculous rumors to the homes of acquaintances (through the servants).
42. The person using the batman must monitor his, health, behavior and must not allow illegal treatment; It is certainly prohibited to give orderlies for service to another person.
43. Responsibility for non-observance of the orderly's dress code and behavior falls on the officer with whom the orderly is.
44. Do not use the services of someone else's orderly without prior permission, do not order anything - it is not tactful.
45. After graduating from college, continue to study. Knowledge of the art of war is your strength. In battles there is no time to learn, but you need to apply what you learned. Do not lose sight of the need to know all types of weapons.
46. In all cases of his life and service, an officer submits a written report: on arrival in the regiment, on departure on a business trip, vacation and return from such, on taking up or surrendering a position, on illness and recovery, on collisions and incidents in service or outside of it, about any petitions and so on.
47. Reports are written succinctly, to the point and without titulating the chief.
48. The signature of an officer, whatever rank he may be, must always be legible and without any flourishes.
49. Military officials are governed by the same rules as officers.
1. Firmness of will and fearlessness are two qualities necessary for a military man.
2. The officer needs to be distinguished by the moral qualities on which the fighter's personal behavior is based, since charm over the masses, which is so necessary for the leader, is associated with him.
3. The strength of an officer is not in impulses, but in indestructible calm.
4. Honor builds courage and ennobles courage
5. Honor is the shrine of an officer.
6. An officer must respect the human rights of his fellow lower rank.
7. The boss, who does not spare the pride of his subordinates, suppresses in them a noble desire to become famous and thereby drops their moral power.
8. All age classes of the population pass through the ranks of the army, the influence of the officer corps extends to the entire people.
9. Woe to the country if, leaving the service, a soldier endures disgust for the soldiers' ranks.
10. Do not pass off as irrefutable truth that which you either do not believe at all, or at least doubt. To do so is a crime.
11. It is necessary that not only the formal side of the service flourish, but also the moral one.
12. Army maintenance is expensive. But spending on the army is an insurance premium that the state pays to ensure its security and independence.
13. The army is an oak tree that protects the homeland from storms.
Rules of life
1. Do not look after the regimental ladies (in the vulgar sense). Do not get dirty in your regimental family, in which you will have to serve for decades. Such novels always end tragically.
2. Never express an opinion about women. Remember, women at all times have been the cause of strife and the greatest misfortunes, not only of individuals, but of entire empires.
3. Take care of the reputation of the woman who confides in you, whoever she is. A decent person in general, especially an officer, even in the intimate circle of his faithful and trusted friends never speaks about such things - a woman is always most afraid of publicity.
4. There are situations in life when you need to silence your heart and live by reason.
5. Be very, very careful in your intimate life. - "the regiment is your supreme judge."
6. Any unseemly actions of an officer are discussed by the regimental court of honor.
7. One should not talk about service and affairs in society.
8. Keep an entrusted secret or secret, even of an unofficial nature. The secret that you have communicated to at least one person ceases to be a secret.
9. Do not overstep the line of conventions developed by the traditions of the regiment and life.
10. Be guided in life by instinct, a sense of justice and a debt of decency.
11. Be able not only to think and reason, but also to be silent in time and hear everything.
12. In military service, do not show pride in trifles, otherwise you will always suffer because of it.
13. Be always on the alert and do not disband.
14. Although servicemen are allowed to engage in literary activity, they are not entitled to sign their articles with the designation of their rank and position (Circus. Ch. Sh. 1908. No. 61).
15. Servicemen for printing are subject not only to a general criminal procedure, but can be brought to court by the society of officers, and those who are not subject to this court - to disciplinary liability, including until dismissal from service in a disciplinary manner (Prik. No. 310).
16. To convince other people in lies is to harm yourself and them.
17. Try to keep your words soft in a dispute and firm arguments. Try not to annoy the enemy, but to convince him.
18. It is not customary for officers to dance at public masquerades.
19. Entering a public place, be attentive, if the audience is there without any top dress and without caps, then the same must be done.
20. If you want to smoke, ask permission, or rather wait until you are offered by either the mistress of the house or the elder (depending on where and when).
21. Everyone has his own shortcomings: no one can do without the help of others, and therefore we must help each other with advice and mutual warnings.
22. When speaking, avoid gestures and do not raise your voice.
23. If you enter a society in which there is a person with whom you are in a quarrel, then, greeting everyone, it is customary to shake hands with him, of course, if this cannot be avoided without paying attention to those present or the owners. Sharing your hand does not give rise to unnecessary conversations, and it does not oblige you to anything.
24. According to the Most Highly expressed will, it is necessary for an officer to greet with salutations when meeting on the street chief officers of all kinds of weapons, regardless of their seniority and without waiting for a greeting from them first.
25. Headquarters officers (lieutenant colonels, colonels) and generals, chief officers are obliged to give the established. honor. When entering them, if the officer was sitting, it is necessary to get up and bow, and not just barely get up or continue to sit.
26. It is indecent to give and receive casually honor ((also from lower ranks) with his left hand (except for the wounded), or with a cigarette in his teeth, nod his head, keep his left hand in his pocket when saluting. Walking arm in arm with a lady "the officer is not released from the return of honor according to the charter.
27. The cap must be worn in accordance with the regulations, and the overcoat is always buttoned up with all buttons.
28. Needless to say, an officer must obey in public places all the rules that exist for the public.
In general, the behavior of an officer should pay attention to those around him by his correctness and prudence.
On the court of honor
1. Do not forget that in order to snore the dignity of military service, officers who are noticed in disapproving behavior or actions that are incompatible with the concepts of military honor, and the valor of an officer's rank or denouncing the lack of rules of morality and nobility in an officer, are subjected to the judgment of the society of officers. This court is also given the right to deal with quarrels between officers.
2. The court of honor is held behind closed doors. No more than a day is allowed for the consideration of the case in the court of honor and the decision of the verdict. Complaints are not relied upon on the verdict of the court of honor on the merits of the case. The court of honor is a regimental secret, who divulged it is subjected to the court of honor.
3. Among the actions that understand in the regimental court of honor, there may be: a fight between officers, borrowing money from lower ranks, playing cards with lower ranks, at billiards, bringing persons of questionable behavior to an officer's meeting, writing anonymous letters, dishonest playing cards, refusing to pay a card debt, ambiguous courting the wife of a regiment comrade, appearing in a public place drunk or indecent, etc.
4. Duels are allowed only by order or permission of the regimental court of honor. Wartime duels are prohibited.
Remember the aphorisms
1. The one who is not afraid of anything is more powerful than the one whom everyone fears.
2. Becoming funny means losing your case.
3. When two people quarrel, both are always to blame.
4. Pull, but don't tear.
5. Example - the most eloquent sermon.
6. Backbiting hurts three at once: the one about whom they speak ill; to one who is spoken ill; but most of all to the one who slanders.
7. A wound from a firearm may be curable, but a wound from a tongue never heals.
8. The most powerful delusions are those that do not. doubts.
9. Courage gives an officer success, and success gives courage.
ten. By the way, it is clever to be silent.
11. Means to get bored - say everything you know.
12. Modest is not the one who is indifferent to praise, but the one who is attentive to censure.
13. The last resort should always be the last resort.
14. Everyone looks, but not everyone sees.
15. Laws should be followed, not reinterpreted.
16. Vanity is a sign of consciousness of one's insignificance.
17. Right thinking is more valuable than knowing a lot.
18. For taste - to the young, for advice - to the old.
19. If you say - you won't turn it back, if you write it - you won't ‘erase it, if you cut it off - you won't put it on.
20. A clear conscience is the best pillow.
21. The beauty of the mind is surprising, the beauty of the soul is respect.
22. One must conquer with the mind that which cannot be overcome by force. eighteen
23. Do not be intrusive, so as not to push you away, and do not go too far, so as not to forget about you.
24. It's none of your business to get involved in social issues.
25. The best part of being brave is being careful.
26. Didn't introduce himself to the commander - with the theater on hold.
27. Be able to leave in time.
28. Friends are not enemies, they are always passive.
29. Friends are powerless. They are bound by obedience to their superiors.
30. Woe to the country where the soldier has an aversion to the ranks of the soldiers.
31. Expenses for the army - the insurance premium of the state.
32. Do not be humiliated by the publicity of intimacy.
33. And next to the lady salute.
34. Spare the soldiers' pride. They have it developed no less than the officers.
35. It is important that subordinates respect you, not fear you.
36. There is nothing worse than indecision. Better a worse decision than hesitation or inaction.
37. A good example is always better than a rule.
38. The authority has perished - and all the military educational work of the chief perished.
39. Do not forget that the charter is for us, and we are not for the charter.
40. When two people quarrel, both are always to blame ", 41. Courage gives an officer success, and success gives courage.
42. Vanity is a sign of consciousness of one's insignificance.
So, if you want to be a boss, do everything as you read it, just do everything to the smallest detail, otherwise "a fly in the ointment will spoil the barrel of honey," but if you serve in everything like that, then everything will be fine with you. You yourself will be a good warrior and an honest defender of the Motherland; the bosses will love you and reward you for the fact that everything will be in order and regularly with you, and your subordinates will love you for being fair. courteous with them, you love them yourself and replace your father with them. To know, and the service is in good order, and the bosses are satisfied, and you are calm, and your people feel good; I am pleased myself and honor and respect from people.