What are the three marching steps used in drill?
1- 15 inch step
2- 30 inch step
3- 30 inch step, DOUBLE TIME 180 Steps per minute
What FM covers Drill and Ceremony?
What is a review?
A military ceremony
What are two prescribed formations for platoons?
1. Platoon online
2. Platoon in column
What is the primary purpose of drill and ceremony?
It enables leaders to move an individual or a unit from one place to another in an orderly manner. It also aids in disciplinary training by instilling habits of precision and response to a leaders orders.
What are the 4 rest positions that can be given at the halt?
1. Parade rest
2. Stand at ease
3. At ease
What is the primary value of ceremonies?
To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps
What is a rank?
A line, which is only one element in depth
What foot is your leading foot?
Your left foot
What is the only command given from “Inspection Arms”?
“Ready, Port, Arms”
What is an element?
An individual, squad, section, platoon, company or larger unit forming part of the next higher unit
When marching, who is the only person in a platoon that is never out of step?
The platoon guide or leader
What is a file?
A column, which has a front of only one element
If you were marching a squad, when would you give the command "squad halt"?
When either foot strikes the ground
What is a formation?
The arrangement of elements of a unit in a prescribed manner
After weapons have been issued to a unit and all other soldiers have fallen in with their weapons, what is the next command that you should give?
While passing the colors or while the colors are passing you, when is the hand salute rendered?
Six paces before and six paces after
What is quicktime cadence?
120 steps per minute
What is doubletime cadence?
180 steps per minute
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"?
On either foot
What is cover?
Aligning yourself directly behind the man to your immediate front, while maintaining correct distance
How do you measure a "step”?
Heel to heel
What is depth?
The space from front to rear of a formation including front and rear elements
What is the interval between the preparatory command and the command of execution?
1 step or 1 count
What are the two parts of most drill command?
1. Preparatory command
2. Command of execution
How many steps does each rank take when a platoon is given the command of Open Ranks?
On the command "March", The first rank takes two steps forward, the second rank takes one step forward, the third rank stands fast and the fourth rank take two 15 inch steps to the rear
What are the 5 types of commands in a drill?
1. Two part
What position is the unit guidon once a preparatory command is given?
The raised vertical position
What are some examples of a combined command?
• At ease
• Fall in
Who determines when reveille will be played in the morning?
The installation commander
A uniform step and rhythm used in marching
When is the command Right Turn or Left Turn March used?
When marching elements of more than 4 columns abreast
What is an interval?
The lateral space between elements in a formation
What command is given to revoke a preparatory command?
As You Were
Who is responsible for training and appearance of the color guard?
What is a Guidon?
A flag that identifies a company, troop or battery
When executing a Rear March, on which foot do you pivot?
Both feet, turning 180 degrees to the right
What are the three methods used to teach Drill?
1. Step by step
2. By the numbers
3. Talk-through method
What 4 movements in marching require a 15-inch step?
1. Half step
2. Left step
3. Right step
4. Backward march
How many steps should separate platoons when a company is formed?
Does the National color ever render a salute?
What is the only command that can be given from Inspection Arms, when performing drill with the M16?
Ready, Port Arms
What is the "Blue Book"?
A drill manual used by Baron Von Steuben (a former Prussian officer) to train the colonial army. It preceded the FM 3-21.5. It was known as "The regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States". This book was the first Army Field Manual
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?