Stripes for Skills

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Base

This is the element around which a movement is planned or regulated

Cadence

This is a uniform rhythm or number of steps or counts per minute.

Depth

This is a space from the front to the rear of the formaiton, including the front and rear of elements.

Distance

This is the space between elements that are one behind the other. The distance between individuals is an arm's length plus six inches, approximately 36 inches, measure from the chest of one soldier so the back of the other soldier immediately to his front.

Double Time

This is a cadance of 180 counts (steps per minute).

Element

This is an individual, squad, section, platoon, company or larger unit formed as part of the next higher unit

File

This is a column that has a front of one element.

Formation

This is an arrangement of the unit's elements in a prescribed manner such as a line formation, in which the elements are side-by-side, and column formation, in which the lements are one behind the other. In a platoon column, the memers of each squad are one behind the other with squads abreast.

Front

This is a space from one side to the other side of a formation, and includes the right and left elements.

Guide

This is the person responsible for maintaining the perscribed direction and rate of march.

Head

This is the column's leading element

Interval

This is the space between side-by-side elements.

Post

This is the correct place for an officer or noncommissioned officer to stand in a prescribed formation.

Rank

This is a line that is only one element in depth.

Time

This is a cadence of 120 counts (steps per minute).

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