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USMC drill commands
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On the command, left foot will come together with right to form a 45° angle on the ground, arms will lock and hands will close into tight fists, with thumbs at the base of trousers. Eyes will look straight ahead.
"(Stand) At, EASE"
You moved your left foot to the left about shoulder width apart. This command allows you to relax. Right foot may not move. You may not talk.
You move your left foot to the left about shoulder width apart. This command allows you to relax. Right foot may not move. You may quietly talk.
Another form of attention. But your left leg Is moved out shoulder width apart, and your hands move to the small of your back.
"Dress Right, DRESS"
Used to get the proper alignment between ranks. Squad leader, head turns left 45° with left arm out. Squad members head turns Right 45° with left arm out. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, jarheads will move to the point where their right shoulder is touching the tips of the other persons left hand.
Used after dress right dress. Arm goes down. Head looks forward.
"(Ready, FRONT) COVER"
Used to align members to the person in front of them.
right hand is moved to the brim of cover on the command UNCOVER. On the command TWO, cover is removed off head.
On command cover, the cover is placed back on head, with right hand still on cover. On the command, TWO right hand is dropped back to ATTENTION position.
"Open Ranks, MARCH"
Command to open a step between each ranks, used in inspection purposes.
"Close Ranks, MARCH"
Command to close the previously add step between each rank.
Command used to bring right hand up to form a salute.
Command to drop Hand Salute.
"Right (left), FACE"
A turn to the right (left).
A complete 180° turn to the right.
On the command, the butt of the rifle will be lowered to the ground touching the side of the right foot with the hand forming a "V" or "Taco Grip" at the barrel. This is the rifle version of ATTENTION.
rifle is held slanted towards the left with right arm 1/3 from the bottom of the rifle, and left hand 2/3 from the bottom of rifle. One fist away from chest.
"Right Shoulder, ARMS"
Rifle is moved to the right shoulder, rifle making a 45° angle, and arm parallel to the deck/ground.
"Left Shoulder, ARMS"
Rifle is moved to the left shoulder, rifle making a 45° angle, and arm parallel to the deck/ground.
Unarmed Members render a hand salute. While armed members will render a rifle salute.
Gun is turned upside down placed under the right shoulder.
Open Bolt of rifle.
forward marching movement in cadence.
"(At a) double time, forward, MARCH"
"(At a) half step, forward, MARCH"
marching forward at half steps.
"(At a) route step, forward, MARCH"
You no longer need to maintain cadence.
"Column Right (left), MARCH"
A turn to the right(left) while marching.
"(By my) right (left) flank, MARCH
Every member in the marching movement turns Right (left) at the safe time.
"Column Half Right (left), MARCH"
A half turn to the right (left) while marching.
"(By my) right (left) oblique, MARCH"
Every member in the marching movement makes a half turn to the right (left) at the same time.
Take one more step the freeze.
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