Marching in place, marking time. Many think they know how to do it. There are three different regulation drill techniques for the US military and two techniques for ceremonial drill.
Must an event be a formal military occasion to be eligible for a color guard to present the colors?
As much as it may cause discomfort for some readers, facts outweigh feelings. I updated the #NotTheUSAFFlag tag on Instagram to include a couple more posts of mine. I do not mind being respectfully challenged, sometimes it’s the only way we get to learn. But the research I accomplished this morning has only solidified my stance. I Chinese Communist Party …
In 2017 I was talking with one of the JROTC instructors at one of the local high schools where I have taught in the afternoons and he was relaying the story of their color guard presenting the colors for a professional ball club and how the training I gave the team really helped since it provided the cadets and the …
Let’s get this out of the way, when asked to formally post the colors in stands outside, don’t. Just don’t do it. Let’s look closely.
Let’s have a look at the theories that surround the flag: fringe on the flag, the finial, and the flag’s size.
There are spade finials out there that are damaged, I’m sure. Here, you will see the steps to make a spade finial presentable again. I use the word, presentable, because I am using things I have on hand to try to keep costs low.
There is a new eBook by the DrillMaster called Mounted Color Guard Protocols For Civilian Organizations. Major contributions to the book were made by DeVaughn Simper, Vexillologist, Professor Flag. The techniques come from the military just like a color guard on foot and allowances have been made for American citizens who wish to present the colors while on horseback.
DrillMaster explains what a drill team and honor guard members need in the way of footwear and how to care for your shoes and boots.
DrillMaster shares his view of keeping the professionalism in an honor guard unit