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xray328
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« on: November 17, 2018, 05:35:47 PM »

Hey guys.  Does anyone has a list of standard drill movements for a cadet competition? I just need to get them around a gymnasium and have them end up back in front of the judges.  Iíve searched all over and canít find anything, wasnít there a standard drill list from our own national competition at one time?  Thanks.


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BraveRifles19D
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 05:55:10 PM »

There is one for color guard. If you look in the cadet competition manual, the list of drill commands are given to the drill team commander when they report on the drill pad.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 05:56:35 PM »

Yeah, Iíve found several for a color guard but nothing for standard drill.


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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 05:58:43 PM »

There used to be 54 standard commands. Now the cadets really need to know what they are doing since they cant rehearse a standard set of commands

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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 06:07:50 PM »

Setting this up proves to be pretty difficult, especially while trying to limit inverted line or column formation. 


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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 07:07:10 PM »

Take a look at CAWGP 60-70, Encampment Training Manual, Chapter 11.
It's available at CAWGCadets.org   Look in the Encampment Resorces.
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »

Perfect, thank you!


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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 07:35:27 PM »

AFJROTC has a standard 30-step drill list.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 10:23:00 PM »

WIWAC, we had a list of 54 commands that were used for drill competition at encampments.

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01. Present, Arms
02. Order, Arms
03. Parade, Rest
04. Flight, Attention
05. Right, Face
06. Close, March
07. Extend, March
08. Left, Face
09. Dress Right, Dress
10. Ready, Front
11. Left Step, March
12. Flight, Halt
13. Open Ranks, March
14. Ready, Front
15. Close Ranks, March
16. Right Step, March
17. Flight, Halt
18. Right, Face
19. Eyes, Right
20. Ready, Front
21. Left, Face
22. Dress Right, Dress
23. Ready, Front
24. Right, Face
25. Forward, March
26. Change Step, March
27. Count Cadence, Count
28. Column Right, March
29. Forward, March
30. To the Rear, March
31. To the Rear, March
32. Close, March
33. Forward, March
34. Extend, March
35. Forward, March
36. Column Right, March
37. Forward, March
38. Right Flank, March
39. Flight, Halt
40. Forward March
41. Left Flank, March
42. Column Right, March
43. Forward, March
44. Right Flank, March
45. Left Flank, March
46. To the Rear, March
47. To the Rear, March
48. Eyes, Right (marching)
49. Ready, Front
50. Column Right, March
51. Forward, March
52. Flight, Halt
53. Left, Face
54. Present, Arms (Flight Commander salutes Chief Judge)

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2018, 11:22:35 PM »

Yep, I remember those. I still remember the first 15 after 30 years. After that it gets a bit fuzzy.

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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2018, 04:41:33 PM »

This problem with this list is that it leaves out the command(s) that cadet flight commanders and cadets in the flight have the most trouble with. It is column of files from the right (etc.).
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2018, 12:16:43 AM »

This problem with this list is that it leaves out the command(s) that cadet flight commanders and cadets in the flight have the most trouble with. It is column of files from the right (etc.).


  • Column of Files
  • Column of Files, Column Right (Left)
  • Column of Twos (Threes or Fours) From a Single File (Multiple Elements)
  • Forming a Column of Twos From a Single File
  • Forming a Column of Twos From a Column of Fours and Reforming
  • Column of Twos From a Column of Fours

Movements such as these are "non-precision" in nature so difficult to grade in a competitive setting.  Also, I'm not sure if these movements could be incorporated in a way which would keep the team members within the bounds of the performance box.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 12:30:42 AM »

You know, about the only time I see column of files being used is at encampment.
And they usually have their act together by about day 2 since most flights perform this command about 6 to 10 times a day.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2018, 01:49:28 AM »

You know, about the only time I see column of files being used is at encampment.
And they usually have their act together by about day 2 since most flights perform this command about 6 to 10 times a day.

We use this one in my squadron all the time, although we do have a sidewalk and fences that we have to get through.
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