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Drilling & Marching

What are 7 objectives of drilling? Order, Morale, Enjoyment, Fellowship, Self control, and Respect.
Define formation. The arrangement of the elements of a pathfinder drill formation.
Define line. A ormation in which the elements are side by side or abreast of each other.
Define rank. A line that is only one element in depth.
Define interval. This is the distance between persons standing next to each other.
Define column. This is formed when people stand one behind the another.
Define file. This is a single column
Define distance. This is the space between people within a column (front to back)
Cover This command is used to align yourself with the person in front of you while maintaining correct distance.
Define flank. The right or left side of any formation from the point of view of someone within that formation.
Define cadence The uniform rhythm in which a movement is executed or the number of steps or counts per minute at which the movement is executed
Explain “at ease” Being relaxed. Right foot glued in its place to the ground. Talking is permitted.
Explain “stand at ease” More relaxed than parade rest. Execute parade rest. Head and eyes are to follow the commander at all times.
Explain “parade rest” Most strict. May be called only from the position of attention. Executed by moving left leg out so feet are 8” apart and placing both hands in the small of the back, with the right hand on top of the left and thumbs locked.
Explain “mark time” A command meaning to march in place. Feet should be raised 2” off the ground.
Explain “quick time” Marching to the cadence of 120 counts or steps per minute with appx a 24” step. Arms should swing naturally 9” straight to the front and 6” to the rear of the seams on your pants.
Explain “double time” Where the cadence of 180 counts or steps per minute. Length of steps; appx 24”. Command is given from a halt or as either foot strikes the ground while marching quick time.
Explain “present arms” Used to salute the flag and is a one count movement given only at the position of attention. To execute raise right arm and bend the elbow.
Where should the fingers, upper arms, forearm and wrist be when executing “present arm”? The fingers of the right hand should touch the eyebrow or rim of glasses(if worn) or brim of hat. The upper arm should be parallel to the ground, forearm, wrist & right hand should form a straight line.
Explain “hand salute” Exactly like present hand but without a command. When reporting or when rendering courtesy, turn the head and eyes toward the person addressed as you salute. Upon acknowledgement terminate the salute.
Explain “dress right dress” Each person in the group extends their left arm, turns their head to the right so they may adjust themselves until they are just touching the fingertips of the person in their right.
Explain “prayer attention” Exactly like parade rest but goes one steps further, heads are bowed. Hats of males are taken off with right hand and held behind their backs,
Explain “order arms” Used to bring a person back to attention from present arms. All a person must be is being their arms down to their side from present arms without slapping the arm against their leg.
Explain right face Used to turn a person to the right. Executed by lifting right toes and left heel and then pivot to the right on right heel and left toes while turning to the right. Command is only given from attention.
Explain right/left flank This command is given as the heel of the right (left) foot strikes the ground. you take one more 30-inch step and pivot 90 degrees on the ball of the lead foot, keeping the upper portion of the body at the position of attention.
Explain column right/left march Pf in the column nearest the direction given takes a 90 degree turn in the indicated direction taking one 24” step then a half step until the other columns catch up.
Explain about face Used to turn around 180 degrees. You put your right foot behind left heel, turn right quickly, turning completely around to face the opposite way that you were facing previously. Only issued from attention.
Explain fall out Command that dismisses. Only given at attention
Explain mark time Marchers will march in place when the command is called.
Explain forward march The unit steps out with the left foot and begins to march forward. If the unit is marching to music or calling a cadence the left foot will always land on the odd beat and the right foot on the even beat.
Explain rear march This command is called on the right foot. Marchers takes a step with the left foot then pivot to the right in the toes of both feet until facing the opposite direction.
Explain halt. This command is called by the right foot. Marchers will then take a step with the right foot As normal and then take a half step with the left foot, bringing it even with the right and stop, remaining at attention.
What is flag protocol? The proper guidelines, handling and use of flags.
General guidelines Are attached practically universally.
What are some ways that a flag can be used and deamed inappropriate? Signing it, using as table cloth or wrapping paper, pinning or sewing items on the flag.
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