Drill and Ceremony
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What are the 3 marching steps used in drill?
· 15 in step
· 30 in step
· 30 in double time step
What FM covers Drill and Ceremony?
What is a review?
Ceremony used to:
· Honor a visiting or high-ranking official
· Present decorations or awards
· Honor unit or individual achievements
· Commemorate events
What are 2 prescribed formations for platoons?
What is the primary purpose of drill?
- · Enable commander to move troops in an orderly
· Teaches precision
· Allows soldiers to learn how to lead troops
What are the 4 rest positions that can be given at halt?
· Parade rest
· At ease
· Stand at ease
What is the primary value of ceremonies?
· Render honors
· Preserve tradition
· Stimulate the Esprit de Corps
What is a rank?
A line only one element in depth.
What foot is your leading foot?
What is the only command given from “Inspection Arms”?
Ready, Port Arms
What is an element?
Something belonging to a larger whole, ie- individual to a squad
When marching who is the only person in the platoon that is never out of step?
The Platoon Guide
What is a file?
A column with a one element front.
If you were marching a squad when would you give them command, “Squad Halt”?
When either foot strikes the ground.
What is a formation?
A prescribed arrangement of elements.
After weapons have been issued to a unit and all soldiers have fallen in with their weapon, what is the next command that should be given?
While passing the colors or when the colors are passing you when is the hand salute rendered?
6 paces before and after
How many steps per minute is quick time?
How many steps per minute is double time?
What command is given to reverse the direction of a march?
From what position are all stationary movements given?
Position of Attention
On what foot would you give the command Mark Time March?
What is cover?
Aligning yourself behind the person in front of you, maintaining the proper spacing.
How do you measure a step?
Heel to heel
What is depth?
Distance from the front to back of a formation, including front and rear elements.
What is the interval between the preparatory command and the command of execution?
1 step or count
What are the two parts of most drill command?
· Preparatory Command
· Command of Execution
How many steps does each rank take when given the command open ranks?
· 1st rank- 2 steps forward
· 2nd rank- 1 step forward
· 3rd rank- stays
· 4th rank- 2, 15in steps to the rear
What are the 5 types of command in a drill?
· Two part
What position is the unit guidon in once the preparatory command given?
Raised vertical position
What are some examples of a combined command?
· At Ease
· Fall In
The uniform rhythm to which movement is executed.
What is a close interval?
Distance measured from one soldier to the next by placing the left hand on the hip and touching the elbow to the soldier to the right.
What is a double interval?
Distance measured when both arms are held completely extended and parallel to the ground with fingertips touching the next soldier.
What is a normal interval?
Distance from one soldier to the next when the left arm is full extended and parallel to the ground.
What command is given to revoke a preparatory command?
As You Were
Who is responsible for the training and appearance of the color guard?
What is a guidon?
A swallow tailed flag used by companies or troops
When executing a rear march, on what foot do you pivot?
Both feet, 180 degrees to the right
What are the 3 methods used to teach drills?
· Step by Step
· Talk through method
· By the numbers
What 4 movements in marching require a 15 in step?
· Half step
· Left step
· Right step
· Backward march
How many steps should separate platoons when a company is formed?
What is the blue book?
Drill manual used by Fredrick Von Steuben to train the colonial army.
Can a command be changed after the command of execution has been given?
How far in front of the Honor Company or Color Company do the colors halt?
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