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DRILL AND CEREMONY FM 3-21.5
Terms in this set (39)
What are the three marching steps used in a drill?
15in; 30in; 30in quicktime (180 steps/minute)
What FM covers drill and ceremony?
What is a review?
A military ceremony used to:
•Honor a visiting, high-ranking commander, official, or dignitary
•Present decorations and awards.
•Honor or recognize unit or individual achievements.
What are two prescribed formations for platoons?
Line and Column formations
What is the primary purpose of drill and ceremony?
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; provide for the development of all soldiers in the practice of commanding troops.
What are 4 rest positions that can be given at the halt?
1. Parade Rest
2. Stand at Ease
3. At Ease
What is the primary value of ceremonies?
To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps
What is a rank?
A line, which is only one element in depth
What foot is your leading foot?
Your left foot
What is the only command given from "Inspection Arms"
Ready, Port, Arms
What is an element?
An individual, squad, section, platoon, company or larger unit forming part of the next higher unit
When marching, who is the only person in a platoon that is never out of step?
What is a file?
A Column, which has a front of only one element
If you were marching a squad, when would you give the command "squad halt"?
When either foot strikes the ground
What is a formation?
Arrangement of elements of a unit in a prescribed manner
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?
While passing the colors or while the colors are passing you, when is the hand salute rendered?
6 paces before and 6 paces after
How many steps per minute is quick time?
120 steps / minute
How many steps per minute is double time?
180 steps / minute
What command is given to reverse the direction of a march?
From what position are all stationary movements given?
Position of attention
On what foot would you give the command "Mark time march"?
On either foot
What is cover?
Aligning yourself directly behind the man to your immediate front, while maintain correct distance
How do you measure a "step"?
Heel to heel
What is depth?
Space from front to rear of a formation including front and rear elements
What is the interval between the preparatory command and the command of execution?
1 step or 1 count
What are the two parts of most drill command?
1. Preparatory command
2. Command of execution
How many steps does each rank take when a platoon is given the command of Open Ranks?
Command of "March"
1. 1st rank takes 2 steps forward.
2. 2nd rank takes 1 step forward.
3. 3rd rank stands fast.
4. 4th rank takes two 15 inch steps to the rear.
What are the 5 types of commands in a drill
1. Two part
What position is the unit guidon once a preparatory command is given?
Raised vertical position
What are some examples of a combined command?
1. At ease
2. Fall in
What command is given to revoke a preparatory command?
As you were
Who is responsible for training and appearance of the color guard?
Command Sergeant Major
What is a Guidon?
swallow-tailed flag carried by companies, batteries, troops, and certain detachments.
When executing a Rear March, on which foot do you pivot?
Both feet, turning 180 degrees to the right
What are the three methods used to teach Drill?
1. Step by Step
2. By the numbers
3. Talk-through method
What 4 movements in marching require a 15-inch step?
1. Half Step
2. Left Step
3. Right step
4. Backward march
How many steps should separate platoons when a company is formed?
What is the Blue Book?
drill manual used by Baron Von Steuben to train the colonial army. First Army Field Manual.
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