Military Christmas

OPERATION ORDER 12-98 FOR:  OFFICIAL VISIT OF LTG SANTA CLAUS

 1.  An official staff visit by LTG Claus is expected at this post on
 25 Dec.  The following directives govern activities of all Army
 personnel during the visit.

  a. Not a creature will stir without permission.  This includes
 warrant officers and mice.  Soldiers may obtain special stirring 
 permits for necessary administrative action through the Battalion S-1.
 Officer stirring permits must be obtained through the Deputy, Post
 Plans and Policy Office.

  b. All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap NLT
 2200 hours, 24 December.  Uniform for the nap will be; Pajamas,
 Cotton,  Light Weight, General Purpose, OG, and Cap, BDU woodland
 pattern, with ear flaps in the extended position.  Equipment will be
 drawn from the  supply room prior to 1900 hours.  While at supply, all
 personnel will review their personal hand receipts and sign a Cash
 Collection Voucher,  DD Form 1131, for all missing items.  Remember,
 this is the "season of giving."

  c. Personnel will utilize standard "T" ration sugar plums for visions
 to dance through their heads.  Sugar plums are available in "T"
 ration sundry packs and should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham,
 and spice cake to ensure  maximum visions are experienced.

  d. Stockings, Wool, Cushion Sole, will be hung by the chimneys with
 care.   Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires
 caused by carelessly  hung stockings. 1SG's will submit stocking
 handling plans to S-3, Training prior to 0800 hours, 24 Dec.  All
 leaders will ensure their subordinate personnel are briefed on the
 safety aspects of stocking hanging.

  e. At first of clatter, all personnel will spring from their beds to
 investigate and evaluate the cause.  Immediate action will be taken to
 tear open the shutters and throw up the window sashes.  On order OPLAN
 7-97 (North Pole), para 6-8 (c)(3), dated 4 March, this office, takes
 effect to facilitate shutter tearing and sash  throwing.  SDO and all
 CQs will be familiar with procedures and are responsible for seeing
 that no shutters are torn or sashes thrown in Bldg 9828 prior to the
 start of official clatter.

  f. Prior to 0001, date of visit, all personnel possessing Standard
 Target Acquisition and Night Observation (STANO) equipment will be
 assigned "wandering eyeball" stations. The SDNCO will ensure that
 these stations are adequately manned even after shutters are torn
 and sashes are thrown.

  g. The Battalion S-4, in coordination with the National Security
 Agency and the Motor Pool will assign on each Sliegh, Miniature, M-24
 and eight reindeer, tiny, for use by LTG Claus.  The assigned driver
 must have a current sleigh operators license with roof top permit and
 evidence of attendance at the winter driving class stamped on his  DA
 Form 348.  Driver must also be able to clearly shout "On Dancer, On
 Dancer, etc."

 2.  LTG Claus will initially enter Bldg. 9828 through the dayroom. All
 offices without chimneys will draw Chimney Simulator, M6A2 for use
 during the visit.  Draw chimney simulator on DA Form 2765-1 which will
 be submitted in four copies to the S-4 prior to 23 Dec.  Personnel
 will ensure that chimneys are properly cleaned before turn-in at the
 conclusion of visit. 3.  Personnel will be rehearsed in the shouting
 of "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"  or "Merry Christmas To All
 and To All a Good Night."  This shout will be given upon termination
 of the visit.  Uniformity of shouting is the responsibility of each
 section NCOIC.

 FOR THE COMMANDER 
 GOODE, U. B.  LTC, 
 OD Executive Officer

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