Drill Tips

Blue = Preparatory Command
Red = Command of Execution
Orange = Response from Recruits
Green = Single Command

Position of AttentionFacing Movements
(In the beginning)
Right/Left
Face
“One Sir/Ma’am, don’t bent the knee, Sir/Ma’am”
Ready
Two
“Two Sir/Ma’am, heels on line and touching, Sir/Ma’am”

(In the beginning)
About
Face
“Trace the C, lock the knee”
Ready
Two
“Ease about”

(Towards the end)
Right/Left/About
Face
“One and Two”

Parade Rest / AttentionParade Rest Front
Parade
Rest
“Snap”

Atten
Hut
“Pop”

General
Eyeballs
“Sir/Ma’am, click, Sir/Ma’am”

Ears
“Sir/Ma’am, open, Sir/Ma’am”

10, 9, 8 … 3, 2, 1 … Zero
“Freeze, recruit freeze”

Lock it up
“Drill”
Lock it up
“Drill”
Loooock it up
“Drill, drill, drill”

You should be
“Sir/Ma’am, done, Sir/Ma’am”

Cover
“Cover to the front, align to the right (x3) … everybody moves except for the Guide”

While MarchingParade Rest Back
Forward
“Lean Back”
March

Mark Time
March
“Step, together and up, high knees, high knees, high kness”

(Forward from Mark Time March)
Forward
March
“And step”

To the Rear
March
“Tight rope, ease about, and step”

Class45 Degree Angle
Halt
“Step freeze”

Double Time
“Class 86”
March

(From Double Time to Marching)
Quick Time
March

While standing or marching in a marching formation, it is important to keep 40 inches between you and the recruit in front of you. Equally important is maintaining Cover (standing or marching directly behind the recruit in front of you), and Alignment (standing or marching directly next to the recruit to your right).