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15 inch Step to the Left

STEP I

1. Instructional Formation, MARCH. AT EASE. The next movement, which I will name, explain, have demonstrated, and which you will conduct practical work on, is the 15-inch step to the left from the halt and the halt.

2. This movement is used to march an element to the left from the halt.

3. The commands for this movement are Left Step, MARCH, and HALT.

4. Left Step, MARCH is a two-part command, Left Step is the preparatory command, and MARCH is the command of execution. HALT is also a two-part command when preceded by a preparatory command, such as Squad, Platoon, or Demonstrator. I will use Demonstrator as the preparatory command, and HALT is the command of execution.

5. When given, these commands are as follows: Left step, MARCH. Demonstrator, HALT.

STEP II

6. Demonstrator, POST. I will use the step-by-step method of instruction.

7. Left Step, MARCH may only be commanded while at the halt.

8. On the preparatory command Left Step of Left Step, MARCH, without noticeable movement, shift the weight of the body onto the right foot. Left Step.

9. On the command of execution MARCH of Left Step, MARCH, bend the left knee slightly and raise the left foot only high enough to allow freedom of movement. Place the left foot 15 inches to the left of the right foot. Throughout this movement keep the arms at the sides as in the position of attention. MARCH.

10. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the right foot, keeping the right leg straight, alongside the left foot as in the position of attention. Ready, STEP.

11. You will continue marching in this manner until otherwise directed. To further illustrate this movement I will have my demonstrator execute a series of steps. Ready, STEP. Ready, STEP. Ready, STEP.

12. To terminate this movement the command is HALT. The halt is executed in two counts. The preparatory command Demonstrator of Demonstrator HALT, must be given when the heels are together. The command of execution HALT of Demonstrator, HALT, must be given the next time the heels are together.

13. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the right foot alongside the left foot as in the position of attention. When the heels come together, the demonstrator will receive the preparatory command Demonstrator, of Demonstrator, HALT. Ready, STEP. Demonstrator.

14. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the left foot 15 inches to the left of the right foot. This is the intermediate step required between the preparatory command and the command of execution. Ready, STEP.

15. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the right foot alongside the left foot as in the position of attention. When the heels come together, the demonstrator will receive the command of execution HALT of Demonstrator, HALT. Ready, STEP. HALT.

16. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the left foot 15 inches to the left of the right foot, this being the additional step required after the command of execution. Ready, STEP.

17. On the command of execution STEP of Ready, STEP, move the right foot alongside the left foot resuming the position of attention. Ready, STEP. RE-FORM.

18. At normal cadence, this movement would look as follows: Left Step, MARCH. Demonstrator, HALT. AT EASE.

19. What are your questions pertaining to this movement when executed at normal cadence or using the step-by-step method of instruction?

20. Demonstrator, ATTENTION. You will now become my assistant instructor. FALL OUT.

STEP III

21. FALL IN. I will use the step-by-step method of instruction.