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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Continuing Education for the WDA Visual Adjudicator

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Judge Training- Continuing Education for the WDA Visual Adjudicator

DrillMaster’s third book for the military drill world. The World Drill Association aims to train the Driller and the judge offering intense training in this modern adjudication system that offers true and accurate ranking, rating and feedback for competitors, improving the competition experience for all involved. This book is an adaptation for the WDA of four papers written for Winter Guard International and Drum Corps International: So, You Want to be a Judge (Shirlee Whitcombe) and, The Process of Assigning Scores; The Principle and Process of Achievement; and lastly, Accountability (George Oliviero). It also contains home studies for each caption. Shirlee and George have been my judge mentors for many years now.

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The Table of Contents

THE PRIMER: SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE. 7

Forward. 8

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SCORING SYSTEM.. 9

OVERALL EFFECT (OE) 10

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS (CA) 10

MOVEMENT/MARCHING (MV/MA) 11

EQUIPMENT (EQ) 11

THE JOB AND THE DUTIES OF THE JUDGE. 12

STEPS TO BECOME A JUDGE. 13

OVERALL EFFECT. 17

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 17

INDIVIDUAL ANALYSIS: EQUIPMENT AND MOVEMENT/MARCHING.. 19

ASSESSING YOUR BACKGROUND AND INTEREST RELATIVE TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES. 19

YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM TIME LINE INVOLVED. 20

HOME STUDY COURSES & COMPUTER-BASED TRAINING.. 20

THE JUDGE AND THE LOCAL ASSOCIATION.. 21

SUCCESS: COMMUNICATION SKILLS & UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE. 21

THE RECOGNITION PROCESS. 24

APPLYING YOUR SKILLS IN FULL COMMENTARY: 28

RECORD KEEPING.. 33

PROFESSIONALISM.. 34

FRIENDSHIPS, PERCEPTION AND OTHER OUTSIDE INFLUENCES. 35

ETHICS, AFFILIATION, PERCEPTION.. 36

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CONTEST EXPERIENCE. 38

THE CRITIQUE. 40

PROBLEM SOLVING AND GETTING HELP. 43

PAPER I: THE PROCESS OF ASSIGNING SCORES. 45

Numbers Management. 46

THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 47

THE SECOND PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 50

THE THIRD PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 54

THE FOURTH PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 55

THE FIFTH PRINCIPLE OF SCORING: 58

PAPER II: ACCOUNTABILITY. 69

JUDGE ACCOUNTABILITY. 70

THE SCORE SHEET. 70

THE SYSTEM.. 71

INTERNAL. 71

OTHER JUDGES. 72

PAPER III: THE PRINCIPLE AND PROCESS OF ACHIEVEMENT. 75

THE VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF ACHIEVEMENT. 79

CHARTING THE DELINEATED SCALES. 81

THE “WHAT”. 82

THE “HOW”. 83

ACHIEVEMENT. 84

VARIATIONS OF ACHIEVEMENT. 85

WHEN THE “WHAT” EQUALS THE “HOW”. 87

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTENT TO ACHIEVEMENT. 88

READABILITY. 89

SUBSTANTIVE CONTENT AND READABILITY. 90

UNEQUAL “WHAT” AND “HOW”. 91

CONCLUSION.. 93

WORLD DRILL ASSOCIATION HOME STUDIES. 94

OVERALL EFFECT HOME STUDY. 94

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS HOME STUDY. 100

Individual Analysis- Equipment Home Study. 106

Individual Analysis- Movement Home Study  112

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The World Drill Association Adjudication Manual

Drill Team Training: World Drill Association Manual and Rule Book
The only System for Judging all Types of Military Drill: World Drill Association Manual and Rule Book

The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The World Drill Association Adjudication Manual
The definitive manual on judging and running the modern drill competition (civilian, JROTC, ROTC and service Honor Guards) at all levels. Taking you through the modern judging process, the reader is exposed to the world of judging pageantry arts in the four visual captions. A must for all Drillers, instructors and judges.

Learn what a score actually means! The WDA Adjudication Manual groups scores into “boxes” and gives you a description for each box! If you have marching experience, build on it so that you know how to rank and rate performances.

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The Table of Contents
WDA HISTORY. 11

WDA JUNIOR CLASS. 12

WDA A-CLASS. 13

WDA OPEN CLASS. 13

WDA WORLD CLASS. 13

WDA CEREMONIAL CLASS. 13

PERFORMANCE RULES. 14

COMPETITION ELEMENTS. 23

LOCAL, STATE, REGIONAL (of the US & other COUNTRIES) & WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. 25

Spiel/Info Sheet. 27

SECTION I: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: GENERAL INFORMATION.. 28

INTRODUCTION.. 28

PHILOSOPHIES. 31

A GUIDE TO JUDGING THE WDA CLASSES. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA JUNIOR CLASS. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA A-CLASS. 35

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA OPEN CLASS. 36

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA WORLD CLASS. 36

A GUIDE TO JUDGING WDA CEREMONIAL CLASS. 37

INSTRUCTOR/COACH CODE OF CONDUCT. 37

JUDGE’S CODE OF ETHICS. 37

JUDGES’ GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS. 38

APPLICATION OF THE CRITERIA REFERENCE SYSTEM.. 49

DERIVED ACHIEVEMENT. 54

THE WDA JUDGING SYSTEM.. 54

SCORING OBSERVATIONS. 56

CRITIQUES. 56

INSTRUCTOR RECOURSE AT COMPETITIONS. 56

INSTRUCTOR’S EVALUATION FORM.. 58

A GUIDE TO TIMING AND PENALTIES JUDGING.. 59

Section II: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: EXHIBITION DRILL. 61

OVERALL EFFECT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 62

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 69

JUDGING A-CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 72

JUDGING OPEN CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 75

JUDGING WORLD CLASS OVERALL EFFECT. 78

COMPOSITION ANALYSIS RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 82

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 87

JUDGING A-CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 91

JUDGING OPEN CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 95

JUDGING WORLD CLASS COMPOSITION ANALYSIS. 100

EQUIPMENT AND MOVEMENT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 104

EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 115

JUDGING JUNIOR CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 125

JUDGING A-CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 128

JUDGING OPEN CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 131

JUDGING WORLD CLASS EQUIPMENT & MOVEMENT. 135

Section III: ADJUDICATION MANUAL: REGULATION DRILL. 139

A GUIDE TO JUDGING REGULATION DRILL. 139

INSPECTION.. 141

TEAM REGULATION SEQUENCES. 142

COLOR GUARD REGULATION SEQUENCES. 147

EMERGENCY SERVICE HONOR GUARDS. 153

ALL REGULATION DRILL RUBRICS AND PERFORMANCE CRITERIA. 156

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: OVERALL EFFECT RUBRICS. 156

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: COMPOSITION ANALYSIS RUBRICS. 162

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: EQUIPMENT RUBRICS. 169

JUDGING REGULATION DRILL: MOVEMENT RUBRICS. 178

CEREMONIAL CLASS RUBRIC. 188

CEREMONIAL CLASS INFORMATION.. 190

ADJUDICATION SHEETS. 191

ADJUDICATION: EXHIBITION DRILL. 192

ADJUDICATION: REGULATION DRILL. 202

ADJUDICATION: REGULATION DRILL: COLOR GUARD. 214

ADJUDICATION: CEREMONIAL CLASS MOCK FUNERAL. 218

ADJUDICATION: INSPECTION.. 220

TABULATION SHEETS: COMPETITION SUMMARIES. 222

ADJUDICATION: TOTE SHEETS. 228

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The Honor Guard Manual

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Honor Guard Training- The Honor Guard Manual
The Honor Guard Manual is the only complete published manual for police, firefighter, EMS, cadet, veteran and fraternal honor guard units. Based on the joint service standard with much of the standard being from the Air Force Honor Guard, this manual is the culmination of my training with the USAF Honor Guard, 17+ years of honor guard duty with Base Honor Guard units around the world and 2 years of extensive research and writing.

Detailed text and dozens of pictures fully explain all movements for any honor guard unit. There are lesson plans at the back of the book and also complete training documents that, when you purchase the book, you are then authorized to own and use the electronic version of the documents by contacting me. I then send the documents to you in PDF.

Honor Guard Training
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The Honor Guard Manual Table of Contents
PREFACE FOR THE HONOR GUARDSMAN.. 5

MINDSET. 5

FORWORD. 6

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. 8

TABLE OF CONTENTS. 9

CHAPTER 1: THE CEREMONIAL UNIFORM.. 14

Ceremonial Cover 14

How to Form a Beret 14

Ceremonial Blouse (Jacket/Coat) 15

Aiguillette. 16

How to “Blouse” a Blouse. 18

Ceremonial Belt 18

Ceremonial Trousers/Slacks. 19

Shoes/Boots. 19

USAF Base Honor Guard Travel Uniform.. 21

Rain Cap Cover 21

White Gloves. 22

Ceremonial Rain Coat/Overcoat 22

The Necktie. 22

CHAPTER 2: STANDING MANUAL. 26

Properties of a Command Voice. 27

Standing Manual 29

The Rest Positions. 32

Facing Movements (Executed Only From Attention) 39

Inspecting the Honor Guard. 46

Formation Alignment 54

Marching. 54

Arm Swing. 58

CHAPTER 3: COLORS. 62

General Information. 62

Joint Service Order 64

Flag Precedence Matrix. 67

The Code for the Christian Flag. 68

Everything You Need to Know About a Flagstaff 69

All About Colors (Flags) 71

Color Team Sizing. 73

Manual of the Flagstaff 74

Manual of Arms (Colors Rifle Guard Movements) 89

The M1 Garand. 89

The M14. 90

The M1903. 91

Manual of the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Pike Pole. 126

Manual of the Firefighter’s Ceremonial Fire Axe. 148

Colors at the Full Honors Funeral 179

Color Team Movement 180

Posting and Presenting the Colors: 189

Personal Colors. 201

Furling/Casing and Uncasing/Unfurling. 201

Unfurling Sequence for a Color Team.. 204

Furling Sequence for a Color Team.. 205

The Manual of the Guidon. 207

CHAPTER 4: FIRING PARTY. 214

General Information. 214

Firing Party Movements. 215

CHAPTER 5: PALLBEARERS. 234

Full Honors Funeral 234

Flag Folding Sequence. 245

Inspection of the Flag. 260

The Full Dressing Sequence. 261

The Half Dressing Sequence. 264

Using a Caisson. 266

Modified Funeral 268

Two-Man Flag Fold. 269

Inspection of the Flag. 279

A Funeral with Cremated Remains. 279

Casket Watch. 281

Initial Setup Procedures. 281

Changing of the Guard Procedures. 283

Final Watch Procedures. 285

CHAPTER 6: BUGLER INFORMATION.. 288

The Manual of the Bugle. 289

CHAPTER 7: FUNERAL SEQUENCES. 294

Full Honors Funeral 294

Standard Honors Funeral 294

Military Veteran Funeral 295

Suggested Chapel Setup. 296

Military Working Dog Memorial Ceremony. 296

CHAPTER 8: RETREAT/REVEILLE CEREMONY. 298

Fixed Flag Poles. 298

Example for a Retreat Ceremony: 299

Half-Staff 304

CHAPTER 9: CORDON PROCEDURES. 306

CHAPTER 10: SABER (SWORD) MANUAL AND CORDON.. 310

MANUAL OF THE SABER (SWORD) 314

MARCHING MANUAL OF THE SWORD. 320

CHAPTER 11: OTHER CEREMONIES. 326

POW/MIA Hat Table Ceremony. 326

Fallen Warrior Ceremony. 329

Firefighter’s Bell (Last Alarm) Ceremony. 331

Fire Fighter’s Prayer 331

Flag Burning Ceremony. 332

Brittany, France American Military Cemetery Setup. 334

CHAPTER 12: MANUAL OF THE DRUM MAJOR MACE. 336

Mace Nomenclature. 336

DrumMajor.net 337

CHAPTER 13: MANUAL OF THE DRUM MAJOR MILITARY SIGNAL BATON.. 338

Military Signal Baton Nomenclature. 338

Military Baton Signals. 339

CHAPTER 14: ETIQUETTE. 366

CHAPTER 15: TROOP COMMANDER FUNERAL RESPONSIBILITIES. 368

CHAPTER 16: HISTORY AND TRADITIONS. 372

CHAPTER 17: HONOR GUARD MEMBER TRAINING.. 382

Honor Guard Member Training Documentation. 383

The Honor Guard Training Record. 384

Sample Master Task Listing/Master Training Plan. 398

How to Train using this Manual 403

CHAPTER 18: EQUIPMENT LIST. 405

CHAPTER 19: Good-To-Know.. 407

Water 407

Sample Honors Request Worksheet 409

The Honor Guard Drill Team.. 410

Forming a Team.. 410

Information. 410

Equipment 410

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