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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CLOSE ORDER DRILL?

1) TO MOVE A UNIT FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER IN A STANDARD, ORDERLY MANNER.
2) TO PROVIDE SIMPLE FORMATIONS FROM WHICH COMBAT FORMATIONS MAY BE READILY ASSUMED.
3) TO TEACH DISCIPLINE BY INSTILLING HABITS OF PRECISION AND AUTOMATIC RESPONSE TO ORDERS.
4) TO INCREASE THE CONFIDENCE OF SUBORDINATE LEADERS BY ALLOWING THEM TO EXERCISE COMMAND, GIVE PROPER COMMANDS, AND CONTROL DRILLING MARINES.
5) GIVE MARINES AN OPPORTUNITY TO HANDLE INDIVIDUAL WEAPONS

2

WHAT ARE THE FOUR POSITIONS OF REST FOR HALTED MARINES?

1) PARADE REST.
2) AT EASE.
3) REST.
4) FALL OUT.

3

WHEN GIVING THE COMMAND ATTENTION, WHAT PREPARATORY COMMAND PRECEEDS IT?

THE SIZE OF THE UNIT, SUCH AS SQUAD/PLATOON/COMPANY/SQUADRON/DETACHMENT ETC.

4

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND PARADE REST?

MOVE YOUR LEFT FOOT SMARTLY 12 INCHES TO THE LEFT. AT THE SAME TIME JOIN HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK, RIGHT HAND INSIDE THE LEFT, PALMS TO THE REAR JUST BELOW THE BELT, RIGHT HAND LOOSELY HOLDING THE LEFT THUMB, FINGERS EXTENDED AND JOINED. DO NOT MOVE. DO NOTTALK.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND AT EASE?

KEEP YOUR RIGHT FOOT IN PLACE. YOU MAY MOVE ABOUT, BUT DO NOT TALK.

6

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND REST?

YOU MAY MOVE, ADJUST EQUIPMENT, AND TALK; BUT YOU MUST KEEP YOUR RIGHT FOOT IN PLACE.

7

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND FALL OUT?

YOU MAY LEAVE YOUR POSITION IN RANKS, BUT YOU MUST REMAIN IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA.

8

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND FALL IN?

ASSUME YOUR POSITION IN RANKS AT THE POSITION OF ATTENTION.

9

DESCRIBE THE POSITION OF ATTENTION.

1) THE HEELS ARE ON THE SAME LINE TOGETHER.
2) THE FEET ARE TURNED OUT EQUALLY, FORMING AN ANGLE OF 45 DEGREES.
3) THE KNEES ARE STRAIGHT WITHOUT STIFFNESS.
4) THE HIPS ARE LEVEL AND DRAWN BACK SLIGHTLY.
5) THE BODY IS ERECT AND RESTING EQUALLY ON THE HIPS.
6) THE CHEST IS LIFTED AND ARCHED.
7) THE SHOULDERS ARE HELD SQUARE AND LEVEL.
8) THE ARMS HANGING STRAIGHT DOWN WITHOUT STIFFNESS SO THAT THE THUMBS ARE ALONG THE SEAMS OF THE TROUSERS; BACKS OF HANDS OUT; FINGERS WITH A NATURAL CURL.
9) THE HEAD IS ERECT AND SQUARELY TO THE FRONT; CHIN DRAWN IN SO THAT THE AXIS OF THE HEAD AND NECK IS VERTICAL; THE EYES ARE STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT.
10) THE WEIGHT OF THE BODY REST EQUALLY ON THE HEELS AND BALLS OF THE FEET.

10

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND EYES RIGHT (LEFT)?

TURN YOUR HEAD SMARTLY TO THE RIGHT (LEFT) AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE.

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WHAT COMMAND WILL BE GIVEN AFTER THE COMMAND EYES RIGHT (LEFT TO BRING THE HEAD AND EYES BACK TO THE FRONT?

READY, FRONT. (EXCEPT WHEN A REVIEWING OFFICER TROOPS THE LINE, THEM YOU WILL FOLLOW HIM WITH YOUR HEAD AND EYES UNTIL YOU ARE LOOKING DIRECTLY TO THE FRONT).

12

WHAT ARE THE COMMANDS TO BE GIVEN FOR SALUTING?

1) HAND, SALUTE.
2) PRESENT, ARMS.

13

WHAT ARE THE COMMANDS YOU WOULD GIVE OR RECEIVE AFTER HAND, SALUTE/PRESENT, ARMS?

READY, TWO OR ORDER, ARMS.

14

AT WHAT POSITION ARE ALL FACING MOVEMENTS CONDUCTED AT?

AT THE POSITION OF ATTENTION.

15

ALL STEPS IN MARCHING WHICH BEGIN FROM THE HALT START WITH THE LEFT FOOT EXCEPT WHAT?

RIGHT STEP.

16

TO START MARCHING FROM THE HALT AT QUICK TIME WHAT IS THE COMMAND?

FORWARD, MARCH.

17

HOW MANY STEPS PER MINUTE ARE THERE AT QUICK TIME?

120 STEPS PER MINUTE.

18

FROM WHAT POSITIONS CAN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND DOUBLE TIME, MARCH?

1) FROM THE HALT. 2) FROM MARK TIME. 3) FROM QUICK TIME.

19

HOW MANY INCH STEP IS TAKEN AT DOUBLE TIME?

36 INCH STEP.

20

HOW MANY STEPS PER MINUTE ARE THERE AT DOUBLE TIME?

180 STEPS PER MINUTE.

21

THE COMMAND HALT IS GIVEN AS EITHER FOOT STRIKES THE DECK FOR ALL MOVEMENTS EXCEPT WHAT?

SIDE STEP.

22

WHEN IS THE COMMAND HALT GIVEN WHEN SIDE STEPPING?

WHEN THE HEELS ARE TOGETHER.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND HALT WHILE AT DOUBLE TIME?

TAKE ONE MORE DOUBLE TIME STEP AFTER THE COMMAND HALT, TAKE ONE STEP AT QUICK TIME, THEN BRING THE HEELS TOGETHER AT THE POSITION OF ATTENTION.

24

WHEN CAN THE COMMAND MARK TIME BE GIVEN?

1) FROM THE HALT.
2) WHILE MARCHING FORWARD AT QUICK TIME.
3) AT HALF STEP.
4) WHILE DOUBLE TIMING IN PLACE.

25

THE BALL OF THE FEET IS RAISED HOW MANY INCHES FROM THE DECK AT QUICK TIME CADENCE FOR THE COMMAND MARK TIME, MARCH?

APPROXIMATELY 2 INCHES.

26

WHEN CAN THE COMMAND IN PLACE, DOUBLE TIME, MARCH BE GIVEN?

1) WHILE HALTED.
2) WHILE MARCHING AT DOUBLE TIME.
3) WHILE MARCHING TIME.

27

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND IN PLACE, DOUBLE TIME, MARCH?

THE FOREARMS ARE RAISED PARALLEL TO THE DECK, AND ALTERNATING IN PLACE, FEET ARE RAISED ABOVE THE DECK AT A DOUBLE TIME CADENCE.

28

WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO RESUME THE 30 INCH STEP WHILE AT HALF STEP?

FORWARD, MARCH

29

WHAT IS THE COMMAND GIVEN TO SIDE STEP?

LEFT (RIGHT) STEP, MARCH.

30

WHEN IS THE ONLY TIME THE COMMAND TO SIDE STEP CAN BE GIVEN?

WHEN HALTED.

31

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND LEFT (RIGHT) STEP, MARCH?

AT THE COMMAND OF EXECUTION MARCH, MOVE YOUR LEFT (RIGHT) FOOT 12 INCHES TO THE LEFT (RIGHT), THEN PLACE THE OPPOSITE FOOT BESIDE THE LEFT (RIGHT). CONTINUE TO MARCH UNTIL THE COMMAND SQUAD/PLATOON/COMPANY, HALT IS GIVEN.

32

WHAT IS THE COMMAND GIVEN IN ORDER TO HAVE A UNIT BACK STEP?

BACKWARD, MARCH.

33

WHAT COMMAND IS GIVEN TO FACE ABOUT WHILE MARCHING?

TO THE REAR, MARCH.

34

WHEN CAN THE COMMAND TO THE REAR, MARCH BE GIVEN?

1) WHEN MARCHING FORWARD.
2) WHEN AT THE HALT.
3) WHEN DOUBLE TIMING.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND TO THE REAR, MARCH WHILE YOU ARE DOUBLE TIMING?

TAKE TWO MORE STEPS, THEN TURN ABOUT TO THE RIGHT BY TAKING FOUR STEPS IN PLACE AT THE DOUBLE TIME CADENCE. RESUME THE DOUBLE TIME TO THE REAR.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND AT EASE, MARCH?

MAINTAIN DISTANCE AND INTERVAL, BUT DO NOT TALK.

37

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF YOU RECEIVE THE COMMAND ROUTE STEP, MARCH?

MAINTAIN DISTANCE AND INTERVAL. YOU MAY TALK IN A LOW VOICE.

38

WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO RESUME MARCHING AT QUICK TIME FROM ROUTE STEP OR AT EASE?

SQUAD/PLATOON/COMPANY/, ATTENTION.

39

WHAT MUST BE DONE PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MANUAL OF ARMS?

THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED FROM THE WEAPON, AND THE SLING IS DRAWN TIGHT.

40

ON WHICH SIDE OF THE WEAPON SHOULD THE SLING BE ON PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF MANUAL OF ARMS?

ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE WEAPON.

41

WHAT MANUAL OF ARMS POSITION IS THE BASIC POSITION FROM WHICH A MARINE MAY EXECUTE OTHER DRILL MOVEMENTS?

ORDER ARMS.

42

WHAT MOVEMENTS ARE EXECUTED FROM ORDER ARMS?

1) ALL FACING MOVEMENTS.
2) ALL ALIGNMENTS.
3) SHORT DISTANCE MARCHING MOVEMENTS.

43

WHEN DO YOU GIVE THE COMMAND TRAIL, ARMS?

FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY IT MAY BE GIVEN WHILE HALTED AT ORDER ARMS.

44

WHEN IS TRAIL ARMS EXECUTED?

AUTOMATICALLY ON THE COMMAND OF EXECUTION FOR THE MOVEMENT TO MOVE A UNIT A SHORT DISTANCE, FACE THE UNIT, OR ALIGN THE UNIT.

45

WHEN DRILLING, WHAT IS THE NORMAL FORMATION FOR A SQUAD?

A RANK (LINE) OR FILE (COLUMN).

46

WHAT IS THE COMMAND(S) YOU WOULD GIVE TO DISMISS A SQUAD WITH WEAPONS?

1) INSPECTION, ARMS.
2) PORT, ARMS
3) DISMISSED.

47

WHAT SHOULD A UNIT DO IF IT RECEIVES THE COMMAND COUNT, OFF WHEN ON LINE?

ALL MARINES EXCEPT THE MAN ON THE RIGHT FLANK TURN THEIR HEADS AND EYES SMARTLY TO THE RIGHT. AS THE RIGHT FLANK MAN SHOUTS ONE, THE NEXT MARINE TURNS HIS HEAD TO THE FRONT AND SHOUTS TWO, THE NEXT THREE, AND SO ON DOWN THE LINE. (THIS MOVEMENT IS EXECUTED AT QUICK TIME CADENCE).

48

WHAT SHOULD A UNIT DO IF IT RECEIVES THE COMMAND FROM FRONT TO REAR, COUNT, OFF?

EACH MARINE IN SUCCESSION, STARTING WITH THE FRONT MAN, TURNS HIS HEAD TO THE RIGHT AND SHOUTS HIS NUMBER AS HIS HEAD RETURNS TO THE FRONT.

49

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO ALIGN A SQUAD AT NORMAL INTERVAL?

DRESS RIGHT, DRESS.

50

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO ALIGN A SQUAD AT CLOSE INTERVAL?

AT CLOSE INTERVAL, DRESS RIGHT, DRESS.

51

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO OBTAIN CLOSE INTERVAL FROM NORMAL INTERVAL ON LINE?

CLOSE, MARCH.

52

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO OBTAIN NORMAL INTERVAL FROM CLOSE INTERVAL ON LINE?

EXTEND, MARCH.

53

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO OBTAIN DOUBLE ARM INTERVAL ON LINE?

TAKE INTERVAL TO THE LEFT, MARCH.

54

WHAT COMMAND WOULD YOU GIVE TO OBTAIN NORMAL INTERVAL FROM DOUBLE ARM INTERVAL?

ASSEMBLE TO THE RIGHT, MARCH.

55

WHAT COMMAND SHOULD YOU GIVE TO MARCH THE UNIT 45 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE LEFT?

LEFT OBLIQUE, MARCH.

56

WHAT COMMAND SHOULD YOU GIVE TO MARCH THE UNIT 90 DEGREE ANGLE TO THE LEFT?

BY THE LEFT FLANK, MARCH.

57

WHAT COMMAND SHOULD YOU GIVE FOR A TEMPORARY HALT IN THE OBLIQUE?

IN PLACE, HALT.

58

WHAT COMMAND SHOULD YOU GIVE FOR A SLIGHT CHANGE IN DIRECTION OF A COLUMN?

INCLINE TO THE LEFT (RIGHT).

59

WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO FORM TWO COLUMNS FROM A SINGLE FILE?

COLUMN OF TWOS TO THE LEFT (RIGHT), MARCH.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND COLUMN OF TWOS TO THE LEFT (RIGHT)?

ON MARCH, THE FRONT MAN STANDS FAST. EVEN-NUMBERED MEN (COUNTING FROM FRONT TO REAR). FACE HALF RIGHT IN MARCHING, AND MOVE FORWARD UNTIL NEXT TO AND AT NORMAL INTERVAL FROM THE ODD-NUMBERED MEN WHO WERE IN FRONT OF THEM. ODD-NUMBERED MEN, EXCEPT THE FRONT MAN, MARCH FORWARD AND HALT AS THEY REACH NORMAL DISTANCE FROM THE ODD-NUMBERED MEN IN FRONT OF THEM. ALL MEN REQUIRED TO MOVE DO SO AT THE SAME TIME.

61

WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO FORM A SINGLE FILE FROM A COLUMN OF TWOS?

COLUMN OF FILES FROM THE RIGHT (LEFT), MARCH

62

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND COLUMN OF FILES FROM THE RIGHT (LEFT)?

AT THE COMNAND MARCH, NUMBER ONE MAN AND NUMBER TWO MAN STEP OFF AT THE SAME TIME. NUBER ONE MAN MOVES FORWARD AND THE NUMBER TWO MAN FACES TO THE HALF RIGHT, MOVES TWO STEPS AND FACES HALF LEFT IN MARCHING, AND FOLLOWS THE NUMBER ONE MAN AT NORMAL DISTANCE REMAINING ODD-NUMBERED AND EVEN-NUMBERED MEN STEP OFF IN PAIRS, EXECUTE THE SAME MOVEMENTS AS ONE AND TWO, AND FOLLOW IN FILE AT NORMAL DISTANCE.

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WHAT ARE SUPPLEMENTARY COMMANDS?

WHEN COMMANDS ARE GIVEN FOR MOVEMENTS IN WHICH ALL SQUADS OF THE PLATOON DO NOT MOVE AT THE SAME TIME, THE SQUAD LEADERS GIVE APPROPRIATE SUPPLEMENTARY COMMANDS.

64

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND OPEN RANKS, MARCH?

AT THE COMMAND MARCH, THE FRONT RANK TAKES TWO PACES FORWARD, HALTS AND EXECUTES DRESS RIGHT, DRESS. THE SECOND RANK TAKES ONE PACE FORWARD, HALTS AND EXECUTES DRESS RIGHT, DRESS. THE THIRD RANK STANDS FAST AND EXECUTES DRESS RIGHT, DRESS. THE PLATOON COMMANDER VERIFIES ALIGNMENT AS FOR DRESS RIGHT, DRESS.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND CLOSE RANKS, MARCH?

THE FRONT RANK STANDS FAST; THE SECOND RANK TAKES ONE PACE FORWARD AND HALTS; THE THIRD RANK TAKES TWO PACES FORWARD AND HALTS.

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WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO FORM A COLUMN OF TWOS FROM A COLUMN OF THREES?

COLUMN OF TWOS FROM THE RIGHT (LEFT), MARCH.

67

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND COLUMN OF TWOS FROM THE RIGHT (LEFT)?

THE TWO RIGHT (LEFT) SQUADS MARCH FORWARD; THE LEFT (RIGHT) SQUAD FORMS A COLUMN OF TWOS TO THE LEFT (RIGHT) AND THEN EXECUTES COLUMN HALF RIGHT (LEFT) AND COLUMN HALF LEFT (RIGHT) SO AS TO FOLLOW THE LEADING SQUADS IN COLUMN.

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WHAT IS THE COMMAND TO FORM A COLUMN OF THREES FROM A COLUMN OF TWOS?

COLUMN OF THREES TO THE LEFT (RIGHT), MARCH.

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WHAT SHOULD BE DONE WHEN RECEIVING THE COMMAND COLUMN OF THREES TO THE LEFT (RIGHT)?

THE TWO LEADING SQUAD LEADERS STAND FAST. THE REAR SQUAD FORMS A SINGLE FILE FROM THE RIGHT (LEFT), MOVING INTO ITS NORMAL PLACE NEXT TO THE LEADING SQUADS.

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WHAT REFERENCE WOULD YOU REFER TO FOR MORE INFORMATION IN THE AREA OF DRILL?

NAVMC 2691 DRILL AND CEREMONIES MANUAL.