Squad Drill

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Bishop Kenny NJROTC Naval Science One

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Squad Drill

  1. 1. CHAPTER 7 SQUAD DRILL
  2. 2. • A squad is a group of 8-12 individuals formed for instruction, discipline, control, and order. • Members of a squad take positions, move, and execute the manual of arms.
  3. 3. • Squads execute movements at the same time. • Squads may drill as squads or part of a larger formation. • Squads march in line for minor changes of position only.
  4. 4. Squad Armed With Rifles • “Right (Left) Shoulder, ARMS,” “Port, ARMS,” or “Sling, ARMS” are given before squad movements. • “Trail, ARMS” may be given for short distances, or may be done automatically. • At command “Squad, HALT,” remain at Right Shoulder, Left Shoulder, Port or Sling Arms until Order Arms or other manual command.
  5. 5. Unit Leader • The unit leader is the individual drilling the squad. • If the unit leader is a squad leader, the the number two cadet acts as squad leader.
  6. 6. To Form The Squad 1 2 3 4 Normally, the squad is formed according to position 1 through 10, regardless of size, with squad leader in position 1.
  7. 7. To Form The Squad (cont.) 1 2 3 4 For parades and ceremonies, squad should be sized. Squad leader in position 1, tallest cadet in position 2, down to shortest cadet in position 10.
  8. 8. To form at close interval, the command is “At Close Interval, FALL IN.” If the squad is armed: • Fall in with weapons at Order Arms. • “Inspection, ARMS,” “Port, ARMS,” and “Order, ARMS” follow.
  9. 9. To Count Off In line: The command is “Count, Off.” At the command “Off,” everyone except the squad leader, turn their heads 90 degrees over the shoulder and look to the right. The squad leaders shout ONE. The person in the file to the left of the squad leaders turns his/her head smartly back to the front and at the same time shouts TWO.
  10. 10. To Count Off In line: After the person to their right has shouted their number, each subsequent person to the left turns his/her head back to the front and at the same time shouts the next higher number. Numbers are counted off in quick time cadence.
  11. 11. To Count Off In column: On the command “From Front to Rear, Count, OFF,” the squad leader smartly turns his/her head to the right 90 degrees over the shoulder and shouts ONE as the head is turned back to the front.
  12. 12. To Count Off (cont.) In column: Each subsequent rank, having seen the person’s head in front of them return to the front, turns his/her head to the right and shouts the next higher number as the head is turned smartly back to the front. This is carried on in sequence at quick time cadence.
  13. 13. To obtain close interval from normal interval in line: • Command is “Close, MARCH.” • Squad leader is base of movement. • On command “MARCH”: ~ Squad leader stands fast, left hand on hip.
  14. 14. To obtain close interval from normal interval in line: (cont.) • Other members face right, march to within 4 inches, face left, then execute Close Interval Dress Right Dress. • Without command, hands down and eyes front. • Unit leader recenters on squad.
  15. 15. To obtain normal interval from close interval in line: • Command is “Extend, MARCH.” • Squad leader is base of movement. • On command “MARCH”: ~ Squad leader stands fast, raises left arm.
  16. 16. To obtain normal interval from close interval in line: (cont.) • Other members face left, march to 30-inch spacing, face right, then execute Dress Right Dress. • Without command, hands down and eyes front. • Unit leader recenters on squad.
  17. 17. To March To The Oblique Procedures The command “Forward, MARCH.” The command “HALT.” The command “In Place, HALT.” The command “Resume, MARCH.”
  18. 18. What is the normal formation for a squad?
  19. 19. What is the normal formation for a squad? A single rank
  20. 20. How many paces does the unit leader maintain from the squad?
  21. 21. How many paces does the unit leader maintain from the squad? Three paces
  22. 22. How do you size the squad?
  23. 23. How do you size the squad? To size the squad, the tallest member takes a position behind the squad leader. The rest of the squad members line up according to height from tallest to shortest.
  24. 24. What is the command to form the squad at normal interval?
  25. 25. What is the command to form the squad at normal interval? “FALL IN.”
  26. 26. How will members fall in when the squad is armed?
  27. 27. How will members fall in when the squad is armed? At Order Arms
  28. 28. How do you dismiss the squad when they are unarmed?
  29. 29. How do you dismiss the squad when they are unarmed? Give the command “DISMISSED.”
  30. 30. What commands are used to dismiss the squad when they are armed?
  31. 31. What commands are used to dismiss the squad when they are armed? Armed troops are dismissed with the commands “Inspection, ARMS;” and “DISMISSED.”
  32. 32. How do you “count off” in line?
  33. 33. How do you “count off” in line? At the command “OFF,” everyone except the squad leader, turn their heads 90 degrees over his/her shoulder and look to the right. The squad leaders shout ONE. The person in the file to the left of the squad leader turns their head smartly back to the front and at the same time shouts TWO.
  34. 34. How do you “count off” in line? After the person to their right has shouted their number, each subsequent person to the left turns his/her head back to the front and at the same time shouts the next higher number. Numbers are counted off in quick time cadence.
  35. 35. How do you “count off” when in column?
  36. 36. How do you “count off” when in column? In column, on the command “From Front to Rear, Count, OFF,” the squad leader smartly turns his/her head to the right 90 degrees over the shoulder and shouts ONE as the head is turned back to the front.
  37. 37. How do you “count off” when in column? Each subsequent rank, having seen the person’s head in front of them return to the front, turns his/her head to the right and shouts the next higher number as the head is turned smartly back to the front. This is carried on in sequence at quick time cadence.
  38. 38. What are the two different ways the squad can be aligned?
  39. 39. What are the two different ways the squad can be aligned? At Close Interval, Dress Right (Left), DRESS and Dress Right (Left), DRESS
  40. 40. How do you perform “Dress Left, DRESS?”
  41. 41. How do you perform “Dress Left, DRESS?” This movement is similar to “Dress Right, DRESS” except that alignment is made toward the left.
  42. 42. What is the purpose of “Close, MARCH?”
  43. 43. What is the purpose of “Close, MARCH?” The purpose of this movement is to close the interval between individuals of a squad in line to four (4) inches.
  44. 44. What is the purpose of “Extend, MARCH?”
  45. 45. What is the purpose of “Extend, MARCH?” The purpose of this movement is to extend the interval between individuals of a squad in line to one arm length.
  46. 46. What is the command given to resume the original direction of march from the oblique?
  47. 47. What is the command given to resume the original direction of march from the oblique? “Forward, MARCH.”
  48. 48. Which foot is the command of execution called on for “Right Oblique, MARCH”?
  49. 49. Which foot is the command of execution called on for “Right Oblique, MARCH”? Right foot
  50. 50. What command is given to halt the squad facing in the original direction of march?
  51. 51. What command is given to halt the squad facing in the original direction of march? “Squad, HALT.”
  52. 52. What is the command to temporarily halt the squad in the oblique direction in order to correct errors?
  53. 53. What is the command to temporarily halt the squad in the oblique direction in order to correct errors? “In Place, HALT.”
  54. 54. Which foot is the command of execution called on to move the squad to the rear?
  55. 55. Which foot is the command of execution called on to move the squad to the rear? Right foot
  56. 56. What other commands may be given when a squad is marching to the rear?
  57. 57. What other commands may be given when a squad is marching to the rear? None.
  58. 58. What commands, other than the opposite flank, may be given when a squad is marching to the flank?
  59. 59. What commands, other than the opposite flank, may be given when a squad is marching to the flank? None.
  60. 60. When at Dress Right, Dress, what command is given to return to attention?
  61. 61. When at Dress Right, Dress, what command is given to return to attention? “Ready, FRONT”
  62. 62. What position does the squad fall in if armed with weapons?
  63. 63. What position does the squad fall in if armed with weapons? Order Arms
  64. 64. When does the squad leader give the command “Ready FRONT”?
  65. 65. When does the squad leader give the command “Ready FRONT”? When the squad leader determines the alignment is correct
  66. 66. When are right and left flanking movements used?
  67. 67. When are right and left flanking movements used? They are used when it becomes necessary to move cadets to the right or to the left for short distances.
  68. 68. TRUE or FALSE. At half step or mark time while in the oblique direction, resume the full step to the oblique on the command “Resume, MARCH.”
  69. 69. TRUE or FALSE. At half step or mark time while in the oblique direction, resume the full step to the oblique on the command “Resume, MARCH.” TRUE.

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