The Citadel 2017 Bulldog Drill Meet

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I had the privilege of judging Freshman Color Guard at the Citadel today. I enjoyed myself a great deal and learned a bunch from the instructor from Airport High School AJROTC. My DrillMaster Performance Critiques are linked below. For these files, I’m trying something new. Instead of uploading to my separate server, I’ve uploaded to my website and loaded them …

Merritt Island Competition Critiques

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On 30 Jan 16 Merritt Island High School hosted the first Brevard County Army JROTC drill competition. With C/MAJ Anderson, from Florida Institute of Technology, who is working on an engineering degree, I judged Unarmed Squad Regulation and Armed Squad Exhibition. I was head judge for the regulation sequences and cadet Anderson took over that position for the exhibition portion …

The DrillMaster Broadcasts Live on Periscope!

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On January 30th, 2016, I will broadcast two or three routines from Merrit Island High School’s Army JROTC Drill Competition while I judge platoon exhibition and regulation. The broadcasts are then turned into video recordings If you don’t have Periscope, go to your app store for your smartphone, download it, and then follow @TheDrillMaster!  

Kings Dominion Drill Competition 2015!

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Kings Dominion, the World Drill Association (WDA) and the DrillMaster partnered together to bring the first Kings Dominion Drill Competition in October or 2015. It was a huge success, the teams performed, received an education and were eager to find out when the next competition is scheduled! The purpose of the competition, so early in the school year, is to …

Kings Dominion JROTC Drill Competition 2015

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For those JROTC units in the Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina area, save October 17th as your date to attend the 2015 Kings Dominion Multi-Service Drill Competition (KDDC)! Kings Dominion Youth Programs has partnered with The DrillMaster and the World Drill Association (WDA) to bring the only published, professional adjudication system to the field in Virginia! This is a unique …

The Progression of an Exhibition Drill Soloist

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Chris Scanlan is today’s Guest writer. Thank you, Chris! My name is Chris Scanlan, I’m a Cadet Captain of The Lebanon High School AFJROTC Unit in Ohio. I’ve been drilling, in every category of drill: Regulation, Inspection, Color Guard, and Exhibition, for four years now. I’m the Co-Drill Team Commander for my drill team, that won state for the past …

The 22 March 15 Michigan Online Drill Competition Results!

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Yet another military drill season is upon us and the videos were submitted by midnight Eastern time on March 21, 2015. I have judged each Michigan Online Drill Competition (MIODC) and have learned as well as taught with each successive competition. My thanks to Devin Milhem for creating and running this event. For more information on MIODC see the Facebook group. …

Romeoville High School JROTC Drill Meet

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Yes, I did. I drove from Melbourne, FL to Romeoville, IL to judge a drill meet. Seriously. I love to do what I do and Don Dunning asked me if I would come up and judge about a week and a half before the competition. My answer: “Sure!” And now it’s over with, but it was such a great day! …

“Team Canadia” and Eau Gallie High AFJROTC Compete!

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The Canadian team from Alberta, 2313 South Alberta Light Horse Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps, or “Team Canadia” (at right) as they were affectionately referred to, competed at the second annual Florida Air Academy Drill Competition along with Eua Gallie High School’s Air Force JROTC drill team and color guards. Just two teams competing? Yes. We had six teams on …

Astronaut War Eagle Drill Meet Performance Critiques

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Astronaut High School’s Army JROTC hosted the 2015 War Eagle Drill Meet at their school in Titusville, FL on the 21st of February. I judged Unarmed Squad, used a new score sheet as a trial and recorded my usual commentary as the performances progressed. These recordings are standard in pageantry arts with music and visual judges giving feedback. My recordings …