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What is A-A and A-B Drill?
Why do you need to know this? The more you know about the concepts of exhibition drill, the better you will be in designing a routine. This article is about A-A and A-B drill. It can be applied to both marching, body work (unarmed exhibition drill), and rifle work. In the following descriptions I use the term Group to mean …
Pershing Rifles 2023 Drill Meet Audio Critiques
It was a great day judging color guard and I made real-time audio (MP3) critiques for each team. Here they are in alphabetical order: Alabama A&M Appalachian State Bowling Green CBU G10 Clemson CUNY East TN State Herndon KS State Lackey 1 Lackey 2 Ohio State Paul R Brown Rutgers Spotsylvania UNC CH Uni of Cinci UVA Watts WVU
The Center of a Formation
Each service recognizes that the center of a color guard with two guards and an even number of color bearers is the space between the two bearers. If the team has an odd number of color bearers, the center is the center color bearer. Simple. For a platoon/flight, there is a little more too it but…
On July 4, 1859, the United States Zouave Cadets – now 46 members strong – first publicly appeared in their new Zouave uniforms and executed the unique Franco-Algerian Zouave drill in front of Chicago’s Tremont Hall.
The Pathfinder Drill and Ceremonies Manual
Over the last three years I have been working with some of the great people of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church on this book. I need to give you some background as to why I wrote it and how it all began. Get your copy ofThe Pathfinder Drill and Ceremonies Manual SDA Pathfinders Within …
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The Why of the Color Guard: Joint Armed Forces Flags
Joint active duty color guards follow guidance set forth in TC 3-21.5 or MCO 5060.20, depending on the senior service present. Guidance states that the American flag and the departmental flags are carried. Can another flag be added? No. Why not?
Which Flag For the Anthem?
I received such a great question this morning that I had to create an article from it. The Question Greetings, I am the parent of a high school varsity football player. At this seasons first game, I noticed that during the presentation of the colors by the school’s JROTC and the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, half the team/audience was …
Who is Authorized Military Funeral Honors?
The references for this article are the National Defense Authorization Act of 2000, Public Law 106-65 section 578, and DoDI 4515.19. MFH = Military Funeral Honors. Standards This is an extract from DoDI 4515.19. POLICY. a. Support for congressional funerals will be provided, as appropriate and as authorized by law, upon request from Congressional leadership or where necessary to carry …