Apologies if this is in the wrong area. When I was serving I was taught that your rifle should always be within an arms reach. Is this written down in any document JSP or something similar and if so what one. I ask because my younger brother who is in the navy (forgive him) was cautioned by the naval police today because he has been reported for not having his rifle slung and therefor not having control of it when on a stationary guard duty. He tells me the rifle was right next to him less than an arms reach away so I don’t see what the fuss is about. But apparently he could be fined and lose his promotion over this.