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1 Conducting Squad Drill Professional Military Education Initial Entry Training

2 FM (TC ) 20 JAN 2012 FM (TC ) 20 JAN 2012 References

3 Conducting Squad Drill 1. Drill Instruction Review 2. Terminology Review 3. Conduct Squad Drill

4 Step-by-step: Marching movements Step-by-step: Marching movements Talk-through: Movements that require numerous or simultaneous actions Talk-through: Movements that require numerous or simultaneous actions By-the-numbers: Movements that have two or more counts By-the-numbers: Movements that have two or more counts Drill Instruction Review

5 Ensure complete presentation (regardless of method) by using three teaching stages: 1.Explanation, 2.Demonstration, and 3.Practice. Drill Instruction Review

6 Command Voice: Voice has carrying power Voice has carrying power Commands from Attention Commands from Attention Preparatory command with rising inflection Preparatory command with rising inflection Give command of execution in sharper tone, higher pitch Give command of execution in sharper tone, higher pitch Drill Instruction Review

7 Terminology Review Formation Arrangement of elements of unit in a prescribed manner Column A formation in which the elements are one behind the other. In platoon, squad members are one behind the other, with the squads abreast of each other. File A column that has a front of one element. Rank Line one element in depth.

8 Line Formation where elements are abreast of each other. Element An individual, squad, section, platoon company, or larger unit forming as part of the next higher unit. IntervalLateral space between soldiers, measured from right to left by the soldier Alignment The arrangement of several elements on the same line Terminology Review

9 Squad in Line Formation: Element and Interval Terminology Review

10 Base The element on which a movement is planned or regulated. Cover Aligning oneself directly behind the man to one's immediate front while maintaining correct distance. Head Leading element of a column. Step Distance measured from one heel to the other heel of a marching soldier. Flank The right or left side of any formation within that formation. Terminology Review

11 Squad in Column: Base, Head, Cover, Step, Flank Terminology Review

12 Guide Person responsible for maintaining the direction and rate of march. Distance Space between elements when one behind the other; arm's length to the front plus 6” from the chest to the back of the soldiers to the front Front Space from side to side of a formation, including the right and left elements. Post Correct place for an officer or NCO to stand in a formation. Terminology Review

13 Columns of Two: Guide, Distance, Front, Post Terminology Review

14 Conducting Squad Drill Fall In: Proper centering Proper centering Establish Interval Establish Interval Right/left flank troops Right/left flank troops Appropriate Cover Appropriate Cover Position of Attention Position of Attention

15 Conducting Squad Drill Count off: Executed from right to left. Executed from right to left. Turns head to right Turns head to right Soldiers to left counts with next number, turns to front Soldiers to left counts with next number, turns to front All execute count-off in same manner. All execute count-off in same manner.

16 Conducting Squad Drill Inspection: Open Ranks, MARCH Open Ranks, MARCH First rank: 2 steps forward First rank: 2 steps forward Second rank: 1 step forward Second rank: 1 step forward Third rank: stands fast Third rank: stands fast Fourth rank: 2 steps back Fourth rank: 2 steps back

17 Conducting Squad Drill Inspection: Dress Right, DRESS Dress Right, DRESS Right flank stands fast Right flank stands fast Others turn head to right. Others turn head to right. All except left flank extend left arm at shoulder All except left flank extend left arm at shoulder Touches soldier on right Touches soldier on right

18 Conducting Squad Drill Inspection: Squad Leader marches to 1 step from right flank soldier Squad Leader marches to 1 step from right flank soldier Verifies alignment, direct to move forward or backward Verifies alignment, direct to move forward or backward Repeats for each line Repeats for each line Posts and commands Ready, FRONT. Posts and commands Ready, FRONT.

19 Conducting Squad Drill Inspection: Close Ranks, MARCH. Close Ranks, MARCH. First rank: 4 steps back First rank: 4 steps back Second rank: 2 steps back Second rank: 2 steps back Third rank: stands fast Third rank: stands fast Fourth rank: 1 step forward Fourth rank: 1 step forward

20 Conducting Squad Drill Stationary Movements: Position of Attention Position of Attention Parade Rest Parade Rest At Ease / At Rest At Ease / At Rest Present Arms / Order Arms Present Arms / Order Arms About Face About Face Right / Left Face Right / Left Face Cover / Recover Cover / Recover

21 Conducting Squad Drill Marching the Squad: March Time / Change Step March Time / Change Step Rear March Rear March Column (Half) Left (Right) Column (Half) Left (Right) Right (Left) Flank Right (Left) Flank Incline Right (Left) Incline Right (Left) Column of Twos to Right (Left) Column of Twos to Right (Left) File from the Right (Left) File from the Right (Left)

22 Conducting Squad Drill Dismissal: Dismissed at Attention Dismissed at Attention Soldiers take one step back and perform an About Face Soldiers take one step back and perform an About Face Unless otherwise directed, the command terminates only formation, not duty day Unless otherwise directed, the command terminates only formation, not duty day

23 Questions? Drill Practice Professional Military Education Initial Entry Training


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