Drill and Ceremony

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Drill and Ceremony
1. What are the three marching steps used in drill?
1. 15in step
2. 30in step
3. 30in step, DOUBLE TIME 180 steps per minute
(the 18in step is used when formally stacking arms, it is executed on the command of execution of ARMS in STACK ARMS.) 2. What FM covers Drill and Ceremony?
FM 3-21.5
3. What is a review?
A military ceremony used to:
* Honor a visiting, high-ranking commander, official, or dignitary, and or permit them to observe the state of training of a command. * Present decorations and awards.
* Honor or recognize unit or individual achievements.
* Commemorate events.
4. What are two prescribed formations for platoons?
1. line
2. column
5. What is the primary purpose of drill (drill and ceremony)? The purpose of drill is to enable a commander or non-commissioned officer to move his unit from one place to another in an orderly manner; to aid in disciplinary training by instilling habits of precision and response to the leader’s orders;and to provide for the development of all soldiers in the practice of commandingtroops. 6. What are the 4 rest positions that can be given at the halt? 1. Parade rest

2. Stand at ease
3. At ease
4. Rest
7. What is the primary value of ceremonies?
To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps 8. What is a rank?
A line, which is only one element in depth
9. What foot is your leading foot?
Your left foot

10. What is the only command given from "Inspection Arms"? “Ready, Port, Arms”
11. What is an element?
An individual,squad, section, platoon, company or larger unit forming part of the next higher unit 12. When marching, who is the only person in a platoon that is never out of step? The platoon guide is the person responsible for maintaining the prescribed direction and rate of march. 13. What is a file?

A column, which has a front of only one element
14. If you were marching a squad, when would you give the command "squad halt"? When either foot strikes the ground
15. What is a formation?
The arrangement of elements of a unit in a prescribed manner 16. 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? Inspection arms

17. While passing the colors or while the colors are passing you, when is the hand salute rendered? Six paces before and six paces after
18. How many steps per minute is quick time?
120 steps per minute
19. How many steps per minute is double time?
180 steps per minute
20. What command is given to reverse the direction of a march? Rear March
21. From what position are all stationary movements given? Position of attention
22. On what foot would you give the command "Mark time march"? On either foot
23.What is cover?
Aligning yourself directly behind the man to your immediate front, while maintaining correct distance 23. How do you measure a "step"?
Heel to heel
25.What is depth?
The space from front to rear of a formation including front and rear elements 26. What is the interval between the preparatory command and the command of execution? 1 step or 1 count
27. What are the two parts of most drill command?
1. Preparatory command
2. Command of execution
28. 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 29. What are the 5 types of commands in a drill?

1. Two part
2. Combined
3. Supplementing
4. Directive
30.What position is the unit guidon once a preparatory command is given? The raised vertical position
31. What are some examples of a combined command?
* At ease
* Fall in
* Rest
32. Define...
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