Flashcards in 6. MCO P5060.20 USMC Drill & Ceremonies Manual (APP D; CH 16, 22, 23, 25) Deck (49)
In times past, "Mess Night" served what 3 purposes?
1. Home for Bachelor Officers &/or enlisted
2. Club for married Marines
3. Center of social life on post/station
Where did "Dining-In" come from?
Viking tradition of celebrating great battles & heroic feats
When was first USMC "Mess Night" held?
4 July 1816
Toasts preceded by discharges of artillery was called what?
"Having a shot"
What are the 2 functional officers of the mess?
President & Vice President
Define "Mess Night"
A formal dinner attended by All-Hands
Name the 3 types of guests at a "Mess Night"
2. GoH (Guest of Honor)
The mess covers all expenses for which guests?
Official (to include GoH)
What are the traditional courses?
When is cocktail hour?
45min prior to start of official dinner
What are the 4 typical seating arrangement layouts?
T, U, E, or multiple line.
Outline a "Mess Night" SOE.
45min - Cocktails
15min - First Call (Bugle or Chimes)
5min - Officers/Mess Call (Bugle)
"Sea Soldier" March On (for Mess)
"Semper Fi" (for Head Table)
"RB of Old England" (for beef)
Foreign Nat'l Anthem(s), if appropriate
National Anthem (for POTUS)
Anchors (for USN)
Foreign Svc songs, if appropriate
TAPS (for fallen)
Marines Hymn (for USMC)
Where does the most senior honored guest sit in relation to the President?
To his/her right, with next senior on left
What is served for all toasts, except toast to the Corps?
What is served for the toast to the Corps?
Rum Punch (1776 recipe = Rum, lime, maple syrup, grenadine)
When, if ever, is smoking permitted during "Mess Night?"
Only when smoking lamp is lit by order of mess President
If the President raps 3 times on the table with the gavel, this means...
Attention (to president)
What does the President do to signal folks to take seats?
Raps gavel 1 time
What are the 4 classes of toasts?
What's the difference between "Mess Night" and a "Dining-Out?"
Spouses & dates are invited to a Dining-Out
On what occasions is a REVIEW held?
1. Upon presentation of U.S. or foreign decorations
2. Decoration of organizational colors
3. Retirement of individual or group (any rank)
What are the elements of a REVIEW?
Formation of Troops
Presentation of Command (can include Inspection)
Decorations / Retirements
March in Review
What elements of a Parade are NOT included in a REVIEW?
NO - Sound Off, Manual of Arms, Receiving Report, or Officer's Center
What is the order of the formation of troops?
If reviewing Officer is in a vehicle, where does he/she sit?
In rear left (for unobstructed view of troops as the vehicle passes)
How many times is "Attention" sounded at the Birthday Cake cutting ceremony?
What follows each "Attention"
ATTENTION - Officer's Call
ATTENTION - Adjutant's Call
ATTENTION - Honors, CO & GoH
ATTENTION - Color Guard / Anthem
ATTENTION - Marine's Hymn / Birthday Cake
Outline musical elements of the Birthday Cake cutting ceremony.
5min - Attention / Officer's Call
Attention / Adjutant's Call
"French Foreign Legion" (Drums/Trpts)
Semper FI (Escorts march in)
Attention / Honors, CO, & GoH
Attention / Colors & Anthem
Attention / Marines Hymn & Cake
SPEECHES / Cake cut / Oldest & Youngest Marines
Semper Fi (Escorts exit)
Anchors / Marines Hymn
Funeral escorts are brought to "Present Arms," band renders honors & appropriate music, pallbearers and all uniformed observers salute every time this happens.
Each time body bearers move the remains.