Drill & Ceremonies

Publication Title:                   Drill and Ceremonies
Publication/revision date:    12 APR 2006
Field Manual:                        FM 3-21.5 C1
   Supersedes:                      FM 22-5, 08 DEC 1986; FM 3-21.5 07 JUL 2003
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

Contents:
COVER

Change 1, 12 April 2006

PREFACE

Part One. DRILL

CHAPTER

1.

INTRODUCTION

1-1.

History

1-2.

Military Music

CHAPTER

2.

DRILL INSTRUCTIONS

Section

I.

Instructional Methods

2-1.

Explanation

2-2.

Demonstration

2-3.

Practice

Section

II.

Instructional Techniques

2-4.

Formations

2-5.

Instructors

2-6

Cadence Counting

CHAPTER

3.

COMMANDS AND THE COMMAND VOICE

Section

I.

Commands

3-1.

Rules

3-2.

Two-Part Commands

3-3.

Combined Commands

3-4.

Supplementary Commands

3-5.

Directives

Section

II.

The Command Voice

3-6.

Voice Control

3-7.

Distinctiveness

3-8.

Inflection

3-9.

Cadence

CHAPTER

4.

INDIVIDUAL DRILL

Section

I.

Stationary Movements

4-1.

Position of Attention

4-2.

Rest Positions at the Halt

4-3.

Facing at the Halt

4-4.

Hand Salute

Section

II.

Steps and Marching

4-5.

Basic Marching Information

4-6.

The 30-Inch Step

4-7.

Change Step

4-8.

Marching to the Rear

4-9.

Rest Movement, 30-Inch Step

4-10.

The 15-Inch Step, Forward/Half Step

4-11.

Marching in Place

4-12.

The 15-Inch Step, Right/Left

4-13.

The 15-Inch Step, Backward

4-14.

The 30-Inch Step, Double Time

4-15.

Facing in Marching

CHAPTER

5.

INDIVIDUAL DRILL WITH WEAPONS

Section

I.

Manual of Arms—M16-Series Rifle

5-1.

Basic Procedures

5-2.

Order Arms

5-3.

Rest Position

5-4.

Port Arms

5-5.

Present Arms

5-6.

Inspection Arms

5-7.

Right Shoulder Arms

5-8.

Left Shoulder Arms

5-9.

Changing Positions

5-10.

Fix and Unfix Bayonets

Section

II.

Sling Arms—M16-Series Rifle

5-11.

Basic Procedures

5-12.

Sling Arms

5-13.

Salute at Sling Arms

5-14.

Port Arms from Sling Arms

5-15.

Inspection Arms from Sling Arms

CHAPTER

6.

SQUAD DRILL

Section

I.

Formations and Movements

6-1.

Basic Information

6-2.

Forming the Squad

6-3.

Counting Off

6-4.

Changing Interval While in Line

6-5.

Aligning the Squad

6-6.

Marching the Squad

6-7.

Changing the Direction of a Column

6-8.

Marching to the Flank

6-9.

Forming a Column of Twos and Re-forming

6-10.

Dismissing the Squad

Section

II.

Stack and Take Arms (M16-Series Rifle)

6-11.

Prepare Slings

6-12.

Stack Arms

6-13.

Take Arms

CHAPTER

7.

PLATOON DRILL

Section

I.

Formations

7-1.

Basic Information

7-2.

Forming the Platoon

7-3.

Breaking Ranks

7-4.

Counting Off

7-5.

Changing Interval

7-6.

Aligning the Platoon

7-7.

Opening and Closing Ranks

7-8.

Resting the Platoon

7-9.

Dismissing the Platoon

Section

II.

Movements

7-10.

Eyes Right

7-11.

Changing the Direction of a Column

7-12.

Marching to the Flanks

7-13.

Forming a File and Re-forming

7-14.

Forming a Column of Twos and Re-forming

Section

III.

Inspections

7-15.

Basic Information

7-16.

In-Ranks Inspection

7-17.

Squad Leaders’ Inspection

7-18.

Platoon Sergeant’s/Platoon Leader’s Inspection

7-19.

In-Quarters (Stand By) Inspection

CHAPTER

8.

COMPANY DRILL

Section

I.

Procedures and Personnel

8-1.

Basic Information

8-2.

Posts for Key Personnel

Section

II.

Formations and Movements

8-3.

Basic Information

8-4.

Changing Interval

8-5.

Changing Distance

8-6.

Aligning the Company

8-7.

Opening and Closing Ranks

8-8.

Changing the Direction of March of a Column

8-9.

Closing the Distance Between Platoons

8-10.

Correcting the Distance Between Platoons

8-11.

Forming a Column of Twos and Re-forming

8-12.

Forming a Company Mass

8-13.

Aligning a Company in Mass

8-14.

Changing the Direction of March of a Mass Formation

8-15.

Forming a Column from a Company Mass

8-16.

Forming a Company in Column with Platoons in Line and Re-forming

8-17.

Dismissing the Company

Section

III.

Inspections

8-18.

Basic Information

8-19.

In-Ranks Inspection (Line Formations)

8-20.

In-Quarters Inspection (Stand By)

CHAPTER

9.

BATTALION AND BRIGADE DRILL

9-1.

Battalion Formations

9-2.

Brigade Formations

Part Two. CEREMONIES

CHAPTER

10.

REVIEWS

10-1.

History

10-2.

Types of Reviews

10-3.

Sequence of Events and Individual Actions

10-4.

Review with Decorations, Awards, and Individual Retirement (Sequence of Events)

10-5.

Review with Change of Command, Activation, or Deactivation (Sequence of Events)

10-6.

Review with Retreat (Sequence of Events)

10-7.

Special Review

CHAPTER

11.

PARADES

11-1.

History

11-2.

Preparation

11-3.

Ceremonial Battalion Parade

11-4.

Ceremonial Brigade Parade

11-5.

Street Parades

CHAPTER

12.

HONOR GUARDS

12-1.

Basic Information

12-2.

Sequence of Events and Individual Actions

12-3.

Honor Cordon Ceremonies

CHAPTER

13.

RETREATS AND REVEILLES

13-1.

Retreat History

13-2.

Retreat Sequence of Events

13-3.

Command Retreat History

13-4.

Command Retreat Sequence of Events

13-5.

Reveille History

13-6.

Reveille Sequence of Events

13-7.

Command Reveille History

13-8.

Command Reveille Sequence of Events

CHAPTER

14.

FUNERALS

14-1.

History
*

14-2.

Types of Funerals

14-3.

Individual Responsibilities

14-4.

Personnel Conduct
*

14-5.

Funeral with Chapel Service (Full Military Honors)

14-6.

Two-Man Honor Detail

14-7.

Graveside Service

14-8.

Cremated Remains

14-9.

Ceremony Before Shipment of Remains

14-10.

Cannon Salute

14-11.

Funerals Off Post
*

14-12.

Participation of Aviation

14-13.

Participation of Fraternal or Patriotic Organizations

14-14.

Duties of the Chaplain

14-15.

Preliminary Arrangements

14-16.

Floral Tributes

14-17.

Rules for Ceremonial Firing

CHAPTER

15.

COLORS

15-1.

History

15-2.

The Color and Colors

15-3.

Salutes

15-4.

Color Guard

15-5.

Receiving or Dismissing the Colors by the Color Guard

15-6.

Casing and Uncasing the Colors

15-7.

Receiving or Dismissing the Colors by Color Company

15-8.

Posting and Retiring the Colors

15-9.

Movement of Three-Man Color Guard to the Rear

15-10.

Movement of Four-Man Color Guard to the Rear

15-11.

Movement of Five-Man Color Guard to the Rear

15-12.

Movement of Six-Man Color Guard to the Rear

15-13.

Position of the Colors at the Order

15-14.

Position of the Colors at the Carry

15-15.

Position of the Colors at Parade Rest

15-16.

Position of the Organizational Color at Color Salute

CHAPTER

16.

SALUTE BATTERY

16-1.

Preparation

16-2.

Sequence of Events and Individual Actions

CHAPTER

17.

CIVILIAN PARTICIPATION IN MILITARY CEREMONIES

17-1.

History

17-2.

Types of Ceremonies

APPENDIX

A.

SALUTING

APPENDIX

B.

MANUAL OF ARMS—M4-SERIES CARBINE

APPENDIX

C.

MANUAL OF ARMS—M14 RIFLE

APPENDIX

D.

MANUAL OF ARMS—M1903 OR M1917 RIFLE

APPENDIX

E.

MANUAL OF ARMS—SPECIALTY WEAPONS

APPENDIX

F.

MANUAL OF ARMS—SABER AND SWORD

APPENDIX

G.

SYMBOLS

APPENDIX

H.

MANUAL OF THE GUIDON

APPENDIX

I.

CEREMONY CHECKLIST

APPENDIX

J.

MOUNTED DRILL

APPENDIX

K.

FLAGS AND COLORS

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

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