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What FM covers Drill and Ceremony

TC 3-21.5


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

1. Parade rest
2. Stand at ease
3. At ease
4. Rest


What is the primary value of ceremonies

To render honors, preserve tradition, and to stimulate Esprit de Corps


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

The platoon guide is the person responsible for maintaining the prescribed direction and rate of march


What is a formation

The arrangement of elements of a unit in a prescribed manner


What are the two parts of most drill command

1. Preparatory command
2. Command of execution


What are the types of commands in a drill

1. Two part  Commands
2. Combined Commands
3. Supplementary Commands
4. Directive  Commands


What is Cadence

The uniform rhythm in which a movement is executed, or the number of steps or counts per minute at which a movement is executed. Drill movements are normally executed at the cadence of quick time or double time. Quick time is the cadence of 120 counts or steps per minute; double time is the cadence of 180 counts or steps per minute.


Who is responsible for training and appearance of the color guard



What is the "Blue Book"

A drill manual used by Baron Von Steuben (a former Prussian officer) to train the colonial army. It preceded the TC 3-21.5. It was known as "The regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States". This book was the first Army Field Manual.