OFFICIAL VISIT OF LTG SANTA CLAUS


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OPERATION ORDER 12-97 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. Remeber,
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 Aquisition 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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