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The purpose of close order drill is to enable a commander to MOVE what?

​His unit from one place to another in a standard, orderly ​manner, while maintaining the best appearance ​possible.

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The purpose of close order drill is to enable a commander to PROVIDE what?

​Simple formations from which combat formations may ​be readily assumed

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The purpose of close order drill is to enable a commander to TEACH what?

​Discipline by instilling habits of precision and ​automatic response to orders

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The purpose of close order drill is to enable a commander to INCREASE what?

​Confidence of JOs and NCOs through the exercise of ​command

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The purpose of close order drill is to enable a commander to GIVE what?

​Marines an opportunity to handle weapons

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Define ELEMENT:

​An individual, squad, section, platoon, company or ​other unit which is part of a larger unit

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Define FORMATION:

​An arrangement of elements on line, in column, or in ​any other prescribed manner

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Define LINE:

​A formation in which the elements are abreast

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Define RANK:

​A line of Marines or vehicles placed side by side

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Define COLUMN:

​A formation in which elements are placed one behind ​the other

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Define FILE:

​A single column of Marines or vehicles one behind the ​other

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Define FLANK:

​The right or left extremity of a unit either on line or in ​column

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Define INTERVAL:

​The lateral space between elements on the same line. ​(measured ​shoulder to shoulder)

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Define CLOSE INTERVAL:

​The horizontal distance between shoulder and elbow when the left ​hand is placed on the hip

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What does it mean to guide?

​To regulate the interval, direction, alignment and ​cadence on a ​base file

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Define PACE:

​The length of a full step at quick time, which is 30" and ​is ​measured from the back of each heel

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The half step and back step are how many inches?

15"

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The right/left steps are how many inches?

12"

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The steps in quick and double time are how many inches?

30" and 36"

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Define CADENCE:

​A rhythmic rate of march at a uniform step

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What is used to control voice volume?

Diaphragm

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What are two types of drill commands?

​Preparatory command, command of execution

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Who commands the color guard?

The color bearer

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A color guard consists of how many individuals?

​4 unless the organizational color is not carried (3)

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A wet down is party thrown for who?

​A newly promoted Staff NCO or Officer

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A wet down is NOT what?

An initiation

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Where and when is a wet down held?

​Usually within 1 month at the Staff NCO Club

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When did the first group of Staff Sergeants receive their warrants?

Spring of 1923

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The senior enlisted gives what command to recognize Marines from a formation?

​"Personnel to receive awards, promotions, etc., center"

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Personnel to receive awards will halt at what distance from the Commander?

5 paces and centered

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What is a dinner event referred to if non-military guests are invited?

Dining in

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What is a dinner event referred to if non-military guests are NOT invited?

Mess night

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Relief/Appoint ceremonies are held upon change of command for what size organization?

​Battalion/squadron or larger. (and directions of schools)

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During the Marine Corps B-day how many personnel of each rank will be assigned to the escort?

​Two officers OR enlisted personnel of each rank

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During the Marine Corps B-day what color bunting is used for the cake?

Scarlet and gold