Become A Certified DrillMaster
Become a DrillMaster
You can be a Certified DrillMaster by going through the courses I have developed. Certified Honor Guard DrillMaster is for anyone wanting to learn how to become an honor guard instructor and be able to learn and then teach the style of the Presidential Honor Guards.
Do you already have that title? Great! There are drill masters for drill teams, military schools and certain American military units and I applaud your efforts and achievements! You are a drill master and that is great. The next level is becoming a Certified DrillMaster. There is a difference.
Becoming a Certified DrillMaster takes study and testing along with application. Become a Certified DrillMaster (with initial endorsements in regulation and exhibition drill) and you can then go on to receive endorsements forceremonial and/or military drill competition judging.
Contact The DrillMaster for complete details.
Honor Guard Academies and Clinic
Honor Guard Training at its Best!
Ceremonial units need to have a training program that has a solid foundation. This course and The Honor Guard Manual establishes that, or gives you an added boost to your program. The Honor Guard Manual comes in several versions. This is the only complete honor guard manual available.
What does the manual contain? In a word, everything. For example:
Standing Manual; Manual of Arms (rifle: M1, M14, M1903); Manual of the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Fire Axe; Manual of the Flagstaff, Guidon and Bugle; Complete funeral information: Pall Bearer, Firing Party, Caisson, Casket Watch and Colors Procedures; Armed Cordon; POW/MIA Hat Table; Fallen Warrior Stand Diagram and Ceremony Procedures; A Complete Master Task Listing, Master Training Plan and Training Documentation File; Plus much more…
JROTC and Cadet Program Consultations and Training
High School/College Drill Team (Armed and Unarmed) and Color Guard Instruction
Contact me for complete information regarding DrillMaster Cadet Training. I try to keep costs as low as possible and will work with your unit to ensure the highest quality at a very affordable price. All training can be tailored to your needs. All instruction includes DrillMaster books, which is something that no one else can provide- initial training and the resources for continued improvement.
- Standing manual
- Manual of arms
- Regulation drill
- Color guard (in competition and ceremonies)
- Exhibition drill: I work with students and/or instructors to create a routine while everyone learns the techniques of routine creation
“Education Is The Key!”
DrillMaster’s DrillUp! Clinic
I’ve been teaching in various official capacities since 1986 and since 2009, I’ve been teaching various elements of what I have developed into a formal clinic for cadets, mainly, and JROTC instructors. The best news is that the clinic is free! I teach it to JROTC units as I travel the country instructing first responder ceremonial units.
The text of the flyer that I created is below and you can download the flyer at my Downloads page under the heading DrillMaster University. The best thing to do is get cadets from all over your area to attend the clinic that last three to five hours, depending on how many cadets attend.
Drill Team Improvement Seminar
For cadets, explorers and their instructors! JROTC units across the country send drill teams and colors guards to drill competitions for many of the school year’s Saturdays. Whether your team is competitive in World Class events or can only afford a couple of hours of practice each week, everyone can benefit from this course.
Download the flyer from the Resources page.
Competitive Drill Critiques!
Your team can have a video consultation done by the DrillMaster.
The best visual judging is accomplished by separate captions: Overall Effect, Composition Analysis, Equipment and Movement.
DrillMaster Audio Performance Critiques (an MP3 voice commentary recording that is given concurrent with the performance either live or from a video) are not much longer than the performance itself unless I really need to go in-depth, which I do often for video performances.
Written Critiques (only accomplished through watching a video) are as long as necessary and can go into great depth.
A Caption-Merged Critique offers a small sampling from each caption of the individual’s or team’s performance. A Caption-Specific Critique concentrates on going in-depth on only one aspect at a time of the same performance.
What Get’s a Critique
Drill Team (2 members [tandem] or more) in Exhibition or Regulation
What can you get from an audio or written consultation/critique? Plenty! You can learn what is required to achieve your best in each of the four visual captions, you can understand the nuances of visual design and routine programming and, most importantly, you can understand the balance of the “what” and the “how.”