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      Thank you, Mr. Lollar.

      Thank you very much for the kind words. I post articles every M-W-F at 0800, EST. I also write special articles ever couple of weeks. I’m going to work out a subscription system eventually so that people can be informed of new articles/information.

      Thank you for your service to our country; God bless America!

      JKM
      “The DrillMaster”

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  6. Hello, I host a 10 month internship every year and I would like to begin teaching and instructing drill with my students to instill, discipline, camaraderie, etc… Being that we are not a military organization such as a JROTC unit, is there any possibility of me entering these students in any type of RD or XD competitions?

    Thank you!

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      Thank you very much for the note!

      Yes, actually, there are a small hand full of competitions around the country. John Jay High School (TX) just announced their first annual independent competition, Melbourne High School (FL) will soon announce theirs and each summer there is a competition in Florida called FLDC (Florida Drill Competition) and NYDC (New York Drill Competition).

      Here at The DrillMaster, I am working to generate and promote more competitions for indie Drillers like your students. I’ll send you an email so we can talk more.

      DrillMaster

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  9. does the u s military have written protocall for proper display and presentation regarding the display and contents for the POW setting and if so can you forward it to m e. there seems to be to many chiefs and not enough indians to get it right, we don’t want to dishonor none.

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  10. I am a former Marine and a member of the American Legion Post 81 in Melbourne Florida. I am interested in finding a manual on Color Guard commands and drill execution. I have recently taken the lead on establishing the Color Guard for our Post, after the original members no longer where able to do it. We want to do it right and need references. We are all from different branches and need to get on the same sheet of music. Do you have any guidance that we could us for the new color gaurd that is going to come in to place? Thank you for your time

    Best Regards
    Roy Lombard, SGT,
    USMC Veteran.

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      SGT Lambert,

      First, thank you for your service to our country. I appreciate it.

      Now on to the good news: I live in Melbourne! Right now I am in Kentucky training cadets for the summer, but will return in August.

      The Honor Guard manual is the book to fit your needs exactly, you can find it here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-marshall/the-honor-guard-manual/paperback/product-18929420.html. Work using the manual and when I return I can help work with your team.

      Sincerely,
      John K. Marshall
      The DrillMaster

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  18. Yours is the ONLY website I have found that has a diagram for creating the stand for the Fallen Warrior Display (Boots/Rifle/Helmet). Thank you!!!

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  19. Drillmaster I am in an all women color guard here in NM. I need a question answered by you as soon as possible. Could you please contact me as soon as you can.

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  20. DrillMaster,
    Do you have six 9’poles with ferrule & spade? I’m doing living history for 55,000 youth up at Oshkosh, WI and want my display to look right.
    Dwight

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    3. I believe I can get by with four 9′ poles w/ ferrule&spades and two metal sets to put on existing poles. 505-269-2904 is the number you can text me. I do need them soon for an event with 55,000 youth I’m doing in August.

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  21. Absolutely, the best drill instruction I have ever received. DrillMaster Marshall knows his stuff!!. Would recommend him to any JROTC who is struggling with instruction of Drill commands.

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  22. I am part of a group called Honoring America’s Warriors. Among other services we will provide Honor Guard and Color Guard. We have Army, USAF, Navy, and Marine personnel. My question concerns the USAF uniform for color guard. We wear the normal service uniform, not the ceremonial uniform, as we are not a Base Honor Guard. The question concerns the wearing of the ceremonial belt with the service uniform while performing duties as Color Guard. Acceptable or not acceptable according to regulation?

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      Mr. Watts,

      Great question. I very much appreciate that you are aware of USAF uniform requirements.
      The answer is no, the ceremonial belt is worn with the full set of Ceremonials for all Airmen: Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and veterans. Only AFJROTC cadets can wear the ceremonial belt and cap as a special activities uniform.
      I recommend that you and the other Airmen who are on the team wear a white web belt, you can add the silver waist plate buckle.
      Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  23. Question about gloves.
    When are black Honor Guard gloves used or authorized?
    I can find some suggestions but that does not mean much.
    Thanks.

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      Mr. Breed,

      The only black gloves authorized for US military honor guard teams are black leather cold weather lined. All other times, members must wear white gloves. I hope that’s helpful for you.

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