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Left Shoulder Arms from Right Shoulder Arms

STEP I

1. First and Second Squads, FALL OUT, U-Formation, FALL IN. AT EASE. The next movements, which I will name, explain, have demonstrated, and which you will conduct practical work on, are left shoulder arms from right shoulder arms and right shoulder arms from left shoulder arms.

2. Left shoulder arms and right shoulder arms are used as an alternate carry positions for the rifle.

3. The commands for these movements are, Left Shoulder, ARMS, and Right Shoulder, ARMS.

4. Left Shoulder, ARMS and Right Shoulder, ARMS are two-part commands, Left Shoulder, and Right Shoulder are the preparatory commands, and ARMS is the command of execution.

5. When given, these commands are as follows: Left Shoulder, ARMS. Right Shoulder, ARMS.

STEP II

6. Demonstrator, POST. Right Shoulder, ARMS. I will use the by-the-numbers method of instruction.

7. Left shoulder arms from right shoulder arms is a four-count movement. On the command of execution ARMS of Left Shoulder, ARMS, execute the first count the same as executing order arms. By-the-numbers, Left Shoulder, ARMS.

8. On count two, remove the right hand from the butt of the rifle and regrasp the small of the stock and resume port arms. Ready, TWO.

9. Counts three and four are the same movements as from port arms. Ready, THREE. Ready, FOUR.

10. When marching, the command Left Shoulder, ARMS is given as the left foot strikes the marching surface.

11. Right shoulder arms from left shoulder arms is a five-count movement. On the command of execution ARMS of Right Shoulder, ARMS, execute port arms in two counts. Right Shoulder, ARMS. Ready, TWO.

12. Counts three, four, and five are the same as from port arms. Ready, THREE. Ready, FOUR. Ready, FIVE.

13. When marching, the command Right Shoulder, ARMS is given as the right foot strikes the marching surface.

14. Left Shoulder, ARMS. Ready, TWO. Ready, THREE. Ready, FOUR. Right Shoulder, ARMS. Ready, TWO. Ready, THREE. Ready, FOUR. Ready,

FIVE.

15. At normal cadence, these movements would look as follows: Without-the-numbers, Left Shoulder, ARMS. Right Shoulder, ARMS. Order, ARMS. AT EASE.

16. What are your questions pertaining to these movements when executed at normal cadence or using the by-the-numbers method of instruction?

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

STEP III

18. Platoon, ATTENTION. Right Shoulder, ARMS. I will use the by-the-numbers

method of instruction.