Half-staff

All About The Flag

DrillMaster Ask DrillMaster, Honor Guard, Instructional Leave a Comment

This article used to be All About Flag Sizes that I wrote back in 2013 but I felt it needed expanding. Nomenclature The Outside Flag Garrison: 20′ x 38′ Post flag: 8′ 11 3/8″ x 17′ (Army) and 10′ x 19′ (MC/N/CG) Field flag: 6’8″ x 12′ (Army) Storm flag: 5′ x 9’6″ (Army) and 5′ x 9′ (MC/N/CG) Internment …

Nassau County (NY) Police Department Explorers

More Than One Flag At a Ceremony

DrillMaster Color Guard/Color Team, Honor Guard, Instructional, Protocol and Flag 2 Comments

“You cannot display more than one flag at a ceremony!” That’s one of several urban legends I’ve heard over the years related to me or told directly to me by well meaning people. Well meaning people who don’t know what they are talking about. Apparently, one set already posted and another set formally presented is “too many”. I know, you …

Drill Team Technique

Running Practice for a Competitive Drill Team

DrillMaster Color Guard/Color Team, Drill Team Training, Drill Teams, Instructional Leave a Comment

Training, Practice and Rehearsal, three different types of well, practice. Here is an article on the Difference Between Practice and Rehearsal and an article on the Difference Between Practice and Training. Whether you are on a first responder or military honor guard or a JROTC/ROTC drill team, your responsibilities are the same to a point: develop your skills, keep them …

Organizing a Massing of the Colors Event

DrillMaster Ask DrillMaster, Color Guard, Color Guard/Color Team, Honor Guard, Instructional, Protocol and Flag Leave a Comment

Massed Colors Massed colors, but not the type outlined in the Army and Marine drill and ceremonies manuals. These manuals specifically state to not have multiple color guards at a ceremony. One is enough. But, that’s for strictly military formations. Click here for information on a massed colors formation. Massing of the Colors is an event where multiple color guards …