For the count of two, release the grasp of the right hand from the barrel and smartly regrasp the small of the stock Two. Gently lower the rifle to the deck with the right hand so that the toe of the rifle is on line with the toe of the right shoe and the barrel is in a near vertical position. Most of the body weight rests on the left heel. While Marching Forward at Quick Time. When these movements are commanded while at order arms, it is necessary to come automatically to trail arms on the command of execution for the movement.
The elbow is held down without strain and nearly touches the handguard. P To bring the rifle to the left shoulder. Your arms should hang naturally, thumbs along the trouser seams, palms facing inward toward your legs, and fingers joined in their natural curl. With your right hand, bring the rifle from your left shoulder to a position diagonally across the front of your body, while rotating it a quarter turn clockwise so that the pistol grip is to the left. You would remain in this position until given another command.
P To bring the rifle to the left shoulder. The command of execution may be given as either foot strikes the deck. The only command you may receive while at ease is back to the position of attention, which is preceded by a preparatory command that is designated by the size of the unit such as squad, platoon or company. The elbow is held in against the body. The elbow is held in against the body. The palm of the right hand is toward the sling.
You may move about and adjust equipment. The only position for giving commands is the position of attention while facing the unit being commanded. The spirit and intent of the regimental drill policy is: a. The right wrist is on the outboard portion of the front sight assembly. An individual, squad, section, platoon, company, or other unit which is part of a larger unit. The right arm is nearly extended with the elbow held against the body.
Swing your arms to conform with the change in step, and continue to mark time until given another command. At the command of execution and for the count of one, pull the rifle butt back quickly with your right hand so the rifle comes off the right shoulder. Thirty inches are measured from the rear of your left heel to the rear of your right heel. If any questions arise about drill or any advice is needed by a battalion, his assistance will be requested. The barrel is up, bisecting the angle formed by your neck and left shoulder. The palm of the left hand is toward the rear so as not to resemble a rifle salute. The command of execution may be given as either foot strikes the deck.
The butt is grasped with your left hand. The right wrist is on the outboard portion of the front sight assembly. For the count of four, release the grasp of the right hand from the small of the stock and unlock the charging handle with the thumb and forefinger. This terminates the count of one. P To bring the rifle to the order. Forward march may be given from order arms to march units forward for a short distance.
W Quick time, double time, mark time, half step, back step, and double time in place. This terminates the count of three. C Parade rest, at ease and rest are one 1 count movements. The command of execution will be given as the right foot strikes the deck, as this involves a movement to the right. Your next steps will be to bring your heels together as in halt, and without a loss of cadence, take a two-inch vertical step in place with your left foot Step. The rifle is approximately four inches from the body. Your next step will be a six-inch vertical step in place with your left foot Step.
For the purpose of my demonstration, I will give the command as the left foot strikes the deck. The right wrist is straight and is on the outboard portion of the front sight assembly. The command of execution is given when the last rank is six paces beyond the reviewing officer, and is given as the right foot strikes the deck as this involves a movement to the right. W This movement is executed when halted, at any position of rest, while marching, at route step or at ease. Movements with the rifle will be executed in the most direct manner and exaggeration of movements will not be taught. Without loss of motion, raise the rifle and grasp the sling with the left hand near the upper sling swivel.
Then release the grasp of the left hand from the pistol grip and regrasp the lower portion of the handguard resuming the position of port arms. The left wrist and forearm are straight. The half step and back step are 15 inches. W Marking time, double timing in place, marching forward at quick time or double time. For the count of two, release the grasp with the right hand and execute the hand salute Two. Without loss of motion, release the grasp of the left hand from the handguard and, with your right hand carry the rifle to your right side until the butt is three inches from the deck Two.