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What are the three marching steps used in drill?

15in step
30in step
30in step, DOUBLE TIME 180 steps per minute
(the 18in step is used when formally stacking arms, it is executed on the command of
execution of ARMS in STACK ARMS.)


What FM covers Drill and Ceremony?

FM 3-21.5


What is a review?

A military ceremony used to:
Honor a visiting, high-ranking commander, official, or dignitary, and or permit them to observe the state of training of a command.
Present decorations and awards.
Honor or recognize unit or individual achievements.
Commemorate events.


What are two prescribed formations for platoons?

(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 7 / PDF 73)


What is the primary purpose of drill (drill and ceremony)?

The purpose of drill 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;and to provide for the
development of all soldiers in the practice of commandingtroops.
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 1 / PDF 13)


What are the 4 rest positions that can be given at the halt?

Parade rest
Stand at ease
At ease
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 4-2 / PDF 34)


What is the primary value of ceremonies?

To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


What is a rank?

A line, which is only one element in depth
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 289


What foot is your leading foot?

Your left foot


What is the only command given from "Inspection Arms"?

“Ready, Port, Arms”
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 5-1 / PDF 46)


What is an element?

An individual,squad, section, platoon, company or larger unit forming part of the next
higher unit
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


When marching, who is the only person in a platoon that is never out of step?

The platoon guide is the person responsible for maintaining the prescribed direction and rate of march.
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


What is a file?

A column, which has a front of only one element
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 287)


If you were marching a squad, when would you give the command "squad halt"?

When either foot strikes the ground


What is a formation?

The arrangement of elements of a unit in a prescribed manner
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


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?

Inspection arms


While passing the colors or while the colors are passing you, when is the hand salute

Six paces before and six paces after


How many steps per minute is quick time?

120 steps per minute
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 4-5 / PDF 40)


How many steps per minute is double time?

180 steps per minute
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 4-5 / PDF 40)


What command is given to reverse the direction of a march?

Rear March
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 4-8 / PDF 40)


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
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 4-11 / PDF 41)


What is cover?

Aligning yourself directly behind the man to your immediate front, while maintaining
correct distance
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


How do you measure a "step"?

Heel to heel
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 289)


What is depth?

The space from front to rear of a formation including front and rear elements
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / Glossary / PDF 288)


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?

Preparatory command
Command of execution


How many steps does each rank take when a platoon is given the command of Open

On the command "March", The first rank takes two steps forward, the second rank takes
one step forward, the third rank stands fast and the fourth rank take two 15 inch steps to
the rear
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 7-16 / PDF 87)


What are the 5 types of commands in a drill?

Two part
(FM 3-21.5 July 2003 / 3 / PDF 27)


What position is the unit guidon once a preparatory command is given?

The raised vertical position