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Requisites Of A Good Defensive Position
If you were looking for a good defensive position, wh...

Distribution Of Outpost Troops
The outpost will generally be divided into four parts...

The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics
Strategy is generalship in its broadest conception. A...

Discontented Dewdrop
One morning a little Dewdrop was resting on the peta...

Camp Sanitation
In camp you are really your brother's keeper. It is the...

Loadings And Firings
The commands for loading and firing are the same whet...

The Revenge Of The Fireflies
The Fireflies and the Goblins had always been good f...

Little Pitcher-man
On a pantry shelf there once lived a funny squatty-l...

Mr Fox Cuts The Cottontails
Mr. Fox decided that the only way to get all the woo...

Senior Division
A senior division of the Reserve Officers' Training C...





SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER




To March By The Flank
Being in march: 1. By the right (left) flank, 2. MARCH. The command march must be given when the right foot is on the ground as shown in No. 1. Then advance and plant the left foot and turn on the toes to right as shown in No. 2, ...

Side Step
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Right (left) step, 2. MARCH. Carry and plant the right foot 15 inches to the right; bring the left foot beside it and continue the movement in the cadence of quick time. The side step is used for...

Steps And Marchings
All steps and marchings executed from a halt, except right step, begin with the left foot. The length of the full step in quick time is 30 inches, measured from heel to heel, and the cadence is at the rate of 120 steps per minute....

Facings
To the flank: 1. Right (left), 2. FACE. Raise slightly the left heel and right toe; face to the right, turning on the right heel, assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the left foot; place the left foot by the side of the...

To Mark Time
Being in march: 1. Mark time, 2. MARCH. At the command march, given as either foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the other foot; bring up the foot in rear and continue the cadence by alternately raising each foot about 2 inc...

The Rests
Being at a halt, the commands are: FALL OUT; REST; AT EASE; and 1. Parade, 2. REST. At the command fall out, the men may leave the ranks, but are required to remain in the immediate vicinity. They resume their former places, at a...

School Of The Soldier
Based on the Infantry Drill Regulations Success in battle is the ultimate object of all military training; hence the excellence of an organization is judged by its field efficiency. Your instruction will be progressive in charac...

Quick Time
Being at a halt, to march forward in quick time: 1. Forward, 2. MARCH. At the command forward, shift the weight of the body to the right leg, left knee straight. At the command march, move the left foot smartly straight forward ...

To Halt
To arrest the march in quick or double time: 1. Squad, 2. HALT. At the command halt, given as either foot strikes the ground, plant the other foot as in marching; raise and place the first foot by the side of the other. If in doub...

1st Exercise
Involving practically every important muscle in the body. From first position spring to second position; instantly return to first position and continue. Be light on your feet. Alight on your toes. Begin with a limited number of ...