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Drill and Ceremony Terms
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the alignment of elements side by side
the alignment of individuals directly behind the person in front of them
the element on which a movement is planned, regulated, or aligned
the uniform step and rhythm in marching, number of steps marched per minute
the total space from front to rear of any formation. the depth of an individual is 12 inches
the space form front to rear b/w units. The distance b/w individuals is 40 inches
the rate of marching 180 steps per min.
basic formation. smallest drill unit of at least 3, but usually 8 to 12. One is an element leader
a single column of people placed behind the other
the extreme right or left (troops P.O.V.) of a formation.
the space occupied by a unit, measured from flank to flank. Front of a person is 22in
the member designated to regulate the direction and rate of march
on the command of execution, the person takes one more 24 inch step, followed by 12 inch steps in quick time. Heel down first w/o scraping ground.
In column formation
arrangement of units with the element leaders to the head (front)
Inverted Column formation
arrangement of units with element leaders to the rear
In line formation
arrangement of units with element leaders to the extreme right
Inverted line formation
arrangement of units with element leaders to the extreme left
the space b/w people placed side by side. normally an arm's length
line of march
a line followed by troops as they pass in review
called on either foot. Marching in place at a rate of 100-120 steps per min. On the comand of execution, the cadet takes one more 24in step. Brings the trailing foot to a position so that the heels are in line. Feet raised 4in off ground.
a step of 24in. full step in quick time
the rate of marching at 100-120 steps per minute (12-24in)
a single line of persons placed side by side.
only from Halt position. raises leg high enough to clear the ground, but kept straight. moved 12in to that direction.
the rate of marching 60 steps per minute. Used in funerals
the distance measured from heel to heel in b/w the feet when marching
to the real march
command is given as the right heel touches ground. On the command March.
any portion of a given formation.
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