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Wow, Did I Make a Big Mistake!

Each service used to have its own drill and ceremonies manual and then the Navy opted to use the Marine Corps Order for drill and ceremonies and the Coast Guard and Merchant Marines went along with that. Now, we have three manuals: The Army’s Training Circular 3-21.5; the Corps’ MCO P5060.2; and Air Force Manual 36-2203. You can download the latest versions at my Downloads page, here.

cover-color-team-coachs-manualUsing your service D&C manual as a training tool can be quite cumbersome and difficult, that’s why I created two books, The Color Guard Coach’s Field Manual, DMFM 22-5A, and The Platoon/Flight & Drill Team Coach’s Field Manual, DMFM 22-5B. DMFM stands for DrillMaster Field Manual. Both of these books are available in perfect-bound and spiral bound. The links above take you to the spiral bound book store pages. Both FMs are only 6 inches by 9 inches to fit in a cargo pocket and most of the pages have space for your notes. It’s like having a lesson plan in your pocket. The books are not a rehash of the service D&C manuals, I took only the parts that pertain to cadet daily and competition marching from each service to highlight certain requirements. Each cadet still needs to be familiar with their service manual.

Problem!
I ran into a big problem about three weeks ago (as of this publishing date) and immediately scrambled into action to fix the issue.

What happened?
I blew it. I had the wrong file uploaded as the master contents for the Color Guard FM. That file was more of a place holder while I completed the true master which, I just realized, was incomplete! What a huge oversight on my part!

I have a copy, now what?
If you purchased a copy of the Color Guard FM from www.paradestore.com before October 20th, you should already have been contacted by them and will be shipped a new book immediately. If you purchased a copy of the book from my Lulu bookstore,  before the same date, please contact me here,  I will reply to that email, and all you have to do is send me a picture of you holding the book and your address. I will ship a new book to you right away.

Paradestore’s stocks are updated, the old version is gone and I sincerely apologize for this terrible oversight of mine. I will make every effort to not let it happen again!

Manuals for Teaching Regulation Drill for Each Service!

Cover- Front Color Team (Color Guard) Coach's Field ManualYou can’t very well take your service’s drill and ceremonies manual outside with you and train from that- but training from the source is the best thing to do. How can you get around this obstacle to teaching?

Announcing the publishing of DrillMaster’s Color Team Coach’s Field Manual. Yes, for the field! Take it with you in your pocket, it is 6″ x 9″. Teaching regulation drill has never been easier!

Soon, the DrillMaster’s Drill Team Coach’s Manual will be available. Teaching regulation drill will be much easier with both of these new tools in your pocket!

Created to help instructors and cadets of competitive color teams and drill teams, these manuals mirror exactly what is in each service’s drill and ceremonies manual, but in an easy-to-handle spiral-bound book form. No more guessing what is exactly the correct way to execute a more or procedure while out on the drill field. Every movement of a competitive routine is listed from Standing Manual through the Manual of Arms, Manual of the Flagstaff, Marching, etc. These are quick reference guides with room for your notes- they do not replace the service drill and ceremonies manuals!