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a troop duty designed for the protection anddefense of armaments and combat equipment warehouses andfor the guarding of personnel confined to the guardhouse. In theSoviet armed forces the organization of guard duty is determinedby the Garrison and Guard Duty Regulations of the ArmedForces of the USSR. The performance of guard duty is consid-ered a fulfillment of combat tasks. In a garrison, guard duty isunder the direction of the garrison commander; in a militaryunit, under the commander of the unit. Men are assigned toperform guard duty for military units in accordance with the listsof details for the guards; these men are formed into guards forthe duration of the guard duty. The personnel of the guards areremoved from subordination to the direct commanders andplaced under the command of persons designated by the Garri-son and Guard Duty Regulations of the Armed Forces of the USSR.