SCHOOL OF THE SOLDIER
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...
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...
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
Being at a halt or mark time: 1. Backward, 2. MARCH.
Take steps of 15 inches straight to the rear.
The back step is used for short distances only and is not executed in
If at order arms, the back step is executed...
To March To The Rear
Being in march: 1. To the rear, 2. MARCH.
At the command march, given as the right foot strikes the ground,
advance and plant the left foot; turn to the right about on the balls of
both feet and immediately step off with the left ...
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 ...
Position Of A Soldier At Attention
No. 1. Eyes to the front. Hands hang naturally. Rest weight of the body
equally on feet. Feet turned out making angles of 45 deg..
No. 2. Head erect. Shoulders down and back. Chest out. Stomach up. Thumb
along the seams of trouser...
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....
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, ...
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...