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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.

Click here to learn more about the WDA Adjudication (Judging) System.

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.

Click here to learn more about the WDA Adjudication (Judging) System.

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: Filling in the Gaps

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Training- The DrillMaster: Filling in the Gaps

Knowledge is key: educate yourself!

Drill Team Training: Filling in the gaps for the Exhibition Drill books and the Honor Guard Manual. After publishing these books, questions arose that I answered and ideas came to me, all of which I wrote in articles on my website, thedrillmaster.org. This is a collection of all of those educational articles from 2012. Collected and published to help independent Drillers, drill teams and honor guard units who are seeking to constantly improve and increase their knowledge.

This book accompanies Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II and The Honor Guard Manual.

The Table of Contents
Chapter 1 JUDGING.. 13

The Process of Certification. 14

Becoming a Certified DrillMaster 14

World Drill Association Judge Certification. 14

Regarding Competition. 16

Military Drill Judging. 17

Amazing, Wonderful, Fantastic! 21

Stand Still Laddy! 22

Appreciating Creative Ability. 23

It’s Natural to be Negative. 24

What is Derived Achievement?. 26

The Essence of Judging Military Drill 27

How Drops Affect Scoring. 29

What Happens if you Drop a Rifle During a Drill Team Performance?. 30

What is the “SuperSquad” Competition. 31

Chapter 2 DRILL TEAMS. 33

Thinking Outside the Box. 34

Becoming a Professional Driller 34

Yeah, But He Just Dances. 36

What is a Military Drill Team?. 37

What is “Military Flavor”. 39

Regarding a Driller’s Bearing. 39

Ripple Lines. 41

What is Vocabulary?. 42

How to Expand Your Vocabulary. 43

What is Articulation?. 44

What is Audience Engagement?. 45

Excellence as an Effect 46

Programing, Programing, Programing. 46

Breath Control 48

Why Do We Practice the Way We Do?. 48

Issues to Consider When Designing/Programing a Routine. 50

Does Drill Team Style Matter to Win?. 50

Does Drill Rifle Type Matter?. 51

Learning to Drop. 52

Know What to Say and When to Say it 53

How’s Your Recovery?. 54

Sample Questions for a Drill Competition. 55

Thinking Outside of the Box. 56

Stepping and the Military Drill Team.. 57

The Opening Statement 57

Exhibition Drill Moves. 59

How to Switch Sides During a Column Movement 60

Marching Commands Matrix. 60

Hut, TOOP, THREEP, FOURP. 62

The Let Flank and the Column Left 64

The Column Movement 65

The Army Description (TC 3-21.5) 66

Commander Procedures for Column Movements. 70

The Column Half Left (Right) 73

How to Mark Time Properly. 77

Regulation Drill: What I Would Like to See. 78

Chapter 3 HONOR GUARDS. 83

How to Train an Honor Guard. 84

Sweat the Small Stuff 84

Echo and Silver Taps. 86

The Six-Man Flag Fold. 87

POW/MIA Hat Table Ceremony. 88

Can the POW/MIA Flag be in a Color Guard?. 94

All About the POW/MIA Flag and More. 94

The Fallen First Responder Ceremony. 98

How to Adjust During a Performance. 102

The 3-Volley and 21-Gun Salutes. 103

How to Join a Service Honor Guard. 106

Dispelling Tomb Guard “Facts”. 108

“Stop me if you’ve Heard this one…”. 113

How to Fold a Fringed American Flag. 115

All About the Flag on the Casket 115

Honor Guard Competitions: What I’d Like to See. 117

Chapter 4 COLOR TEAM (GUARD) 119

All About the Flagstaff 120

Joint Service Order 121

The Makeup of a Color Team.. 123

When to use The Ceremonial Pike Pole and Fire Axe. 125

Who is in Charge of a Joint Service Color Team?. 126

Authorized Formations for a Color Team.. 127

Color Team Spacing. 129

Color Bearer Port Arms. 130

Every Left On. 131

To Fringe or not to Fringe, That is the question. 133

The Marines Got it Right! 136

American Indian Sovereign Nation Flag Order 137

Can the POW/MIA Flag be in a Color Team?. 138

What is Color Team Exhibition Drill?. 139

“Unarmed” Colors. 139

“Fancy” Right Shoulder?. 140

Can a color team use rifles with bayonets or even use swords or sabers?. 140

Chapter 5 THE AMERICAN FLAG.. 141

Dipping the American Flag. 142

The American Flag at Half-Staff 143

When National Tragedy Strikes. 147

What to do When the Flag Passes. 148

US and POW/MIA Flags at Half-Staff?. 148

Are state flags flown at half-staff on September 11th?. 149

Chapter 6 MOTIVATIONAL. 151

What I strive For 152

Hard Work, Discipline, Desire and….. 152

Discipline at Practice. 152

Chapter 7 TRAINING.. 155

Learning by Word of Mouth. 156

First Step- and Hot to Step Off 156

The Mechanics of the First Step. 157

How to Half Step Properly. 158

How to Train When Not Practicing. 161

Practice Makes Permanent-Feet 162

Practice Makes Permanent- Knees and Hips. 165

Practice Makes Permanent- Shoulders. 165

Balance. 168

Posture. 169

Muscle Memory. 172

Chapter 8 DRILLFIT. 175

DrillFit: The Wood Chopper Exercise Variation with Rifle. 176

DrillFit: Side Bend with Rifle Exercise. 178

Book Exclusive: Exercises with a Rifle. 180

Chapter 9 GENERAL INFORMATION.. 183

All About Being a Leader 184

New Leader Syndrome. 184

Do You Discourage or Encourage?. 185

Licensing Music For a Performance. 186

The DrillMaster at Nationals. 186

Shoes for the Driller 187

Taps. 189

Competing with the “Best of the Best of the Best”. 189

“May the Best Man Win”. 189

Good Sportsmanship. 190

The Shoulder Cord. 190

How to Write Drill 192

How to Shape a beret 194

The History of the Challenge Coin. 195

Open or Closed Method?. 195

The Four Temperament Types. 196

Taller Tap. 200

“As I Was!”. 201

Roman Drill and Where Some of Our Commands Come From.. 201

A Short History of American Military Drill 202

How to Prepare for a Competition. 203

How to Hold the Rifle While at Either Shoulder 205

Calling Commands. 206

Copy or Version?. 207

The DrillMaster Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) 208

Twitter hash Tags for the Military Drill World. 209

What do you Want to be When You Grow Up?. 210

Chapter 10 ASK THE DRILLMASTER. 211

Color Team.. 212

If the Colors are cased would you dip the flag during a salute?. 212

Colors and Spacing. 212

What Makes a Color Team Good?. 213

How Many Flags can a JROTC Color Team Carry?. 214

Can the Army color guard perform in the dark?. 214

Do military color guards use real bayonets?. 215

What side is the American flag and rifles when marching?. 215

What are the AFJROTC regulations  for flying flag at half-staff?. 215

What is the size of the staff for an Army color guard?. 215

Does a guidon need a pike if it’s outside?. 215

When on a color team and at Parade Rest, do you lean the flagstaffs forward like a guidon?. 216

Does a service color guard swing their arms while marching?. 216

When is US flag dipped?. 216

Why are the rifles carried on the outside shoulder in a military color guard?. 216

Can a Color Team use pistols?. 216

What are the facing movements a color team (color guard) can make?. 216

When Should One Call Cadence?. 217

Drill Team.. 217

Team Training Difficulties. 217

Are there AFROTC exhibition drill regulations?. 218

What are the JROTC Standards for Earning a Color Guard Shoulder Cord?. 218

The Flank and the Slide. 218

What is the Straight-Leg Marching Technique?. 218

Where Can I Find a Complete List of Exhibition Drill Moves?. 219

Writing Drill 219

Who Makes the Rifles That Drill Teams Use?. 221

Ask the DrillMaster: Instructors for Military Exhibition Drill?. 223

What are the Restrictions  on Buying JROTC parade/drill  replica 19 03 Rifle?. 223

How can we make our JROTC drill team better?. 224

How do you Instill Esprit de Corps?. 224

Are Drill Team Bayonets Sharp?. 224

Who Manufactures  the Mark 1 Parade Rifle?. 225

Can I use an M1 Rifle for Exhibition Drill?. 225

Is it Illegal to use a Bayonet on a Drill Rifle?. 225

Is the Guidon Bearer the Pivot Point?. 225

Are Springfield  1903 demilitarized  rifles legal?. 225

What are pivots in marching band?. 225

From India: why is drill necessary in the armed forces?. 226

How do you make a drill team better?. 226

How can I learn the drills for JROTC faster?. 226

Is the Glendale M1903 rifle better than a Daisy Drill Rifle?. 226

How do you Train a CAP Drill Team?. 227

I need “how-tos” for rifle Exhibition Moves. 227

Where can I buy a Daisy Drill Rifle in [insert your town, city or state?] 227

How much trouble can you get in if you drop your gun in drill team?. 227

When stepping off, when do you use your right foot first?. 228

Our Drill Team commander says our rifles weigh 12 pounds. 228

What is the difference between Regulation Drill and Exhibition Drill?. 228

What can one do at Order Arms?. 228

I’m starting a drill team and am in need of some ideas. 229

Exhibition Drill Synch Question. 229

Honor Guard. 230

How do I start an honor guard?. 230

If the American flag is at half-mast where is the state flag?. 230

Why do military honor guard march toe-first?. 230

The number of members in an honor guard can range from?. 231

Is the POW/MIA table required at holiday parties?. 231

When is the POW/MIA table and/or script required in the Navy?. 231

What does the Bible represent on the fallen comrade table?. 231

Sprinkling on the Flag?. 231

The Flag as a Receptacle?. 232

Mounted Flag Questions. 232

What is the Difference Between the Marine Color Guard and Honor Guard?. 232

What are the qualifications  for a JROTC honor guard?. 232

How do you sew honor guard aiguillette onto enlisted USAF service coat?. 233

What are the requirements for an Army 15 gun volley at funeral?. 233

What is the AF Honor Guard arm swing?. 233

Do all armed forces stand watch over caskets?. 233

Can Echo (Silver) Taps be played by one person?. 233

Can honor guard members still wear metal taps after service on the honor guard?. 233

How does one call cadence for honor guard?. 234

What are the responsibilities  of an honor guard flight leader?. 234

Competition. 234

The WDA Adjudication System.. 234

Competing in Rounds. 234

What’s graded at a drill competition?. 235

What does one need to run a drill meet?  235

 

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II

Drill team training: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II
The Second Book for drill team training: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II

The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Training- Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team, Vol II
The follow-up to Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team. Where the first book left off, Volume II gives you in-depth and broader information. Continue your education with the second book in the only series for drill team training.

A reader’s review: Exhibition Drill For The Military Drill Team, Vol II, is an excellent resource for those who have very little to no drill experience and yet still contains information for those experienced in drill. Volume II is written in an easy to understand style and is directed towards instructors and cadets. It contains all you ever wanted to know about drill and maybe more. One could actually build a team from scratch using Volumes I and II and be extremely competitive

The Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: DRILL TEAM/DRILLER INFORMATION.. 9

The Professional Driller 9

Exhibition Drill: Building from the Foundation. 9

Things to consider for a performance: 10

Reporting-in or -out: 11

Speaking When Spoken To. 12

Uniform and Equipment How-To’s, Care and Maintenance. 13

But, how do I really make a routine?. 15

Performing to Music. 21

The Commander: Rifle or Sword/Saber?. 22

Offering Feedback. 22

Terminology: 23

Which Service Has The Best Drill Team? The Final Answer! 25

Exhibition Drill in the Movies. 26

CHAPTER 2: TEACHING DRILL. 27

How to Teach Drillers. 27

Teaching Methods. 27

Go From the Known to the Unknown: 27

Dangerous Moves. 28

Time. 28

The Armed Driller’s Secret to Learning Faster 28

Progression in Rifle Weight?. 28

New Routine or Same Old-Same Old?. 29

CHAPTER 3: RIFLES. 30

Nomenclature. 30

Making a “Spraisy” & Where to Buy. 35

Replacement Stocks/Parts. 35

Sanding Your Rifle. 36

Painting Your Rifle. 37

Why Use a Sling?. 38

Taping a Rifle. 38

Rifle Sound. 39

How to Count Revolutions/Rotations. 39

Bayonets. 39

Spinning with a Bayonet 40

I Dropped! Now What?. 41

“Flow”: Free and Bound Movement 41

Beginning Exhibition Rifle Moves. 42

CHAPTER 4: XDNotation© EXHIBITION DRILL NOTATION AND TAXONOMY. 56

XDNotation: 57

Category: Prefix Symbols. 57

Category: Armed Regulation. 59

Category: Unarmed Regulation. 60

Category: Unarmed Exhibition Moves, Above the Waist 61

Category: Armed/Unarmed Exhibition Moves. 62

Category: Armed Spin Stops, Single-Hand. 64

Category: Armed Spin Stops, Two-Hands. 64

Category: Armed Exchanges. 65

Category: Armed Rolls. 66

Category: Armed Spins. 67

Category: Armed Aerials. 69

Category: Armed Specialty. 69

CHAPTER 5: MOVEMENT AND THE DRILLER. 73

Writing Movement for your Drill Team.. 73

Design Information: 73

Using the Routine Mapping Tool 74

Ripple Lines. 74

Muscle Action Types. 74

Joint Motion Directions. 74

Movement Planes. 75

Effort Changes: 75

Principles of Movement 75

The Effects of Movement 77

Driller Responsibilities. 79

Axes and Planes: X, Y and Z. 80

Marching Better 84

Articulation. 89

Exercise for the Driller 89

Posture. 91

CHAPTER 6: THE COLOR TEAM.. 92

Color Team Commands. 92

Mounting a Flag on a Flagstaff 93

Standard Colors Post 95

“Diamond” Colors Presentation. 95

The Process of Posting the Colors. 96

The Position of Honor 100

What NOT to do. 100

CHAPTER 7: CHECKLISTS. 102

Suggestions for you and your team: 102

Tips. 103

CHAPTER 8: MILITARY DRILL CLASS COURSE OUTLINES. 104

Middle School Military Drill Class Course Description. 105

High School Military Drill Class Course Description. 107

CHAPTER 9: MILITARY DRILL CLASS LESSON PLANS. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Initial Training. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Advanced Training and Judging Basics. 110

Lesson Plan Overview: Advanced Judging. 110

Lesson Plan I: Standing Manual 111

Lesson Plan II: Manual of Arms. 114

Lesson Plan III: Manual of the Flagstaff 117

Lesson Plan IV: Manual of the Sword/Saber 119

Lesson Plan V: Manual of the Guidon. 121

Lesson Plan VI: Cordon Procedures. 123

Lesson Plan VII: Routine Creation and Movement Principles. 125

Lesson Plan VIII: WDA Judging System Overview.. 127

Lesson Plan IX: Overall Effect 129

Lesson Plan X: Composition Analysis. 131

Lesson Plan XI: Individual Analysis: Equipment and Movement 133

Lesson Plan XII: Regulation Drill 135

Lesson Plan XIII: Competition Logistics, Timing and Penalties and Tabulation. 137

Lesson Plan XIV: So, You Want to Be a Judge. 140

Lesson Plan XV: The Process of Assigning Scores. 142

Lesson Plan XVI: Accountability. 144

Lesson Plan XVII: The Principle and Process of Achievement 146

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: Drill Team Training- Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team
The first book for the military drill world specifically for drill team training. Whether you are starting from scratch or already have an established team, there is something for everyone to learn in this book.

For the beginner, you learn the basics and begin creating a routine right away. For the more advanced drill team, revisiting the basics is always a good thing, but you can also learn drill writing techniques and more.

A review by former World-Class Driller, Matthew Wendling: “An absolutely essential read for anyone with a passion for military drill! Anyone with an interest in improving their drill team’s performance needs to take a close look at the principles and techniques outlined in Mr. Marshall’s revolutionary text. His vast amount of experience in pageantry, and military drill in specific, will be a valuable asset to anyone seeking to take their routines to the next level. Without a doubt, Exhibition Drill for the Military Drill Team will form the core of a new canon in drill performance theory. But more than that, this book will teach readers how to apply this knowledge to create stunning routines that will wow the judges!”

The Table of Contents
Chapter 1 PARADE DRILL. 12

Beta. 13

MAO.. 15

MAO Recovery Suggestion. 17

Freeze-Frame. 18

Bart’s Move. 19

Alpha. 20

Eagle Salute. 21

Blackout 22

Delta. 23

Echo. 24

Shogun. 25

Chapter 2 EXHIBITION DRILL. 26

Big Bang. 27

Omega. 28

Omega Recovery. 30

King’s Move. 31

King’s Move Recovery (Suggestion) 33

Windmill 34

Boxes. 37

Wagon Wheel 38

Razzle-Dazzle. 39

Bravo. 40

Winds. 41

Crazy Eights. 42

Chapter 3 IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS. 44

Ideas and Suggestions. 45

To Get Into a Straight Line. 46

Presidential Honor Guard Facing Movements. 47

Chapter 4 MARCHING, FORCE AND BALANCE PRINCIPLES. 50

How to March Properly. 51

Proper Step Technique. 52

First Step. 53

Laban Movement Analysis. 54

Movement 56

Chapter 5 JUDGING AND CRITIQUING.. 58

The What and The How.. 59

Sample Scoring Criteria. 60

Chapter 6 DRILL AND CEREMONIES. 62

The Open Ranks Inspection (USAF) 63

The Command Voice. 69

The Face-In-Marching. 71

How To Flank. 71

Chapter 7 HOW TO CREATE A ROUTINE. 74

Considerations. 75

Routine mapping. 76

Sample Routine Mapping Tool 77

Chapter 8 SAMPLE DRILL MEET SCORE SHEETS. 82

Chapter 9 THE DRILLMASTER’S CREED   89

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The DrillMaster Education and Training System: The Honor Guard Manual

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Honor Guard Training in your Hands!

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.

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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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