SCHOOL OF THE COMPANY
Rules For Deployments
The command guide right (left or center) indicates the base squad for
the deployment; if in line it designates the actual right (left or
center) squad; if in column the command guide right (left) designates
the leading squad, and the ...
2d Movement On The Moving Pivot
Being in line, to change direction: 1. Right (left) turn, 2. MARCH, 3:
Forward, 4. MARCH.
Executed as described in the School of the Squad, except that the men do
not glance toward the marching flank and that all take the full ste...
Fifth Movement On Right (left) Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line on right or left: 1.
On right (left) into line, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT, 5. FRONT.
(On right [left] into line, means turn in the direction that is on your
right and get int...
There are only two kinds of whistle signals; a short last and a long
blast. A short blast means pay attention, or look out for a signal or
A long blast means stop firing for a minute (suspend firing).
Now suppose the company is in column of squads at a halt. It is desired
to form a skirmish line to the front: 1. As skirmishers, guide right
(left), 2. MARCH.
At the command march, the corporal of the first, or leading squad,
Sixth Movement Right Front Into Line
Being in column of platoons or squads, to form line to the front: 1.
Right (left) front into line, 2. MARCH, 3. Company, 4. HALT, 5. FRONT.
(Right [left] front into line means move to the right of the front and
get into line. It i...
To Form The Company
At the sounding of the assembly the first sergeant takes position 6
paces in front of where the center of the company is to be, faces it,
draws saber, and commands: Fall in.
The right guide of the company places himself, facing to...
In column of squads, each rank preserves the alignment toward the side
of the guide.
Men in the line of file closers do not execute loadings and firings.
Suppose the company to be in line.
1. Squads right. The guides go to the left flank.
2. Right by squads. The guides go to the left flank.
3. Squads left. The guides go to the right flank.
Extended Order Drills
As soon as your progress in close order is sufficiently advanced, you
will be given extended order drill, which will teach you the formations
used in battle, and how a firing line is controlled. They are executed