JLBC RULES OF THE MESS


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JLBC RULES OF THE MESS

Example from B Company, 2/11 IN Dining-In MOI:

RULES OF THE MESS

Rules of the mess are established to ensure dignified conduct of the mess and related

ceremonies. Violations of the established rules usually assess financial liabilities as adjudged by Mr. Vice or POM. The following rules are, at this moment, announced:

-- Members of the mess will not be tardy to any proceedings.

-- No member will violate uniform regulations.

-- All military protocol and etiquette rules will be in effect throughout the proceedings.

-- All mess members will be treated with deference and respect, regardless of rank. Rumors and slander of a sexual nature will not be tolerated.

-- Members will not discuss business matters not pertinent to the discussion of the mess.

-- Members of the mess will not become intoxicated before the dinner.

-- No member will take his seat or depart the mess until Mr. Vice or the POM correctly opens.

-- Members will not drink from toasting glass until all members’ glasses have been charged the first toast proposed.

-- Members will dispense altogether with all conversation during comments by the President and Guests and the proposal of toasts.

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