What is the Position of Attention?

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Description This isn’t a complete definition, it’s to give us an idea of what we use it for at it’s basic level. It’s the position from which all movement is performed. The body, held in a fairly rigid stance and yet without tension, must remain at Attention for facing movements, faces-in-marching, the hand salute, and movements with the guidon, flagstaff, …

“Open” or “Closed,” that is the Question

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There is a difference whether you and/or your team stands with the Closed Foot Method or Traditional Method and not just visually. There are two ways of standing at Attention for the American military, drill teams and honor guards when referring to the position of the feet (the star is the center of balance): Closed-Foot Method Heels and toes together …