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Drill Sergeant Evaluation for Execute Drill Movements With Arms Stationary

 

Execute Drill Movements with Arms (Stationary)

Performance Measures (Sequence is scored.)

1.        "Inspection arms" (from sling arms).  On the command, "Inspection arms," the soldier-

a. Grasps the sling with the left hand at point near the shoulder.

b. Lifts the rifle from the shoulder, removing the right arm from between the rifle and the sling.

c. Grasps the small of the stock with the right hand and brings the weapon diagonally across the body, to port arms.

d. With the left hand, grasps the pistol grip, thumb over the lower portion of the bolt catch.

e. Releases the grasp of the right hand, unlocks the charging handle with the thumb, and sharply pulls the charging handle to the rear with the thumb and forefinger.

f. Presses the bolt catch, locking the bolt to the rear.

g. Pushes the charging handle until it locks in its foremost position, and grasp the small of the stock with the right hand.

h. Releases the left hand, rotating the weapon, and regrasps the handguard, while visually inspecting the receiver through the ejection port.

i. Returns the weapon diagonally across and about 4 inches from the body (port arms).

j. Holds the head and eyes at position of attention.

k. Keeps the right forearm horizontal and elbows resting against the sides.

l. Remains at the position of attention throughout the movement, except for the movement required for perfor�mance measures 1a through 1k.

 

      2. "Ready, port, arms."  

 

      a. On the preparatory command, "Ready," of "Ready, port, arms" (given only from inspection arms), the soldier moves the left hand and regrasps the weapon with the thumb and fingers, forming a U at the magazine well and trigger guard, with the thumb on the upper part of the bolt catch.

 

    b. On the preparatory command, "Port" of "Port, arms," the soldier-

 

(1) Presses the bolt catch, letting the bolt go forward.

(2) With the fingertips, pushes upward and closes the dust cover.

(3) Grasps the pistol grip with the left hand and places the left thumb on the trigger.

(4) On the command, "Arms," pulls the trigger and resumes port arms. 

Note: Return to sling arms (ungraded).

 

3. "Present arms/order arms" (from sling arms).

 

     a.  On the command, "Arms" of "Present, arms," the soldier-

 

          (1) Reaches across the body with the left hand and grasps the sling just above the right hand. 

          (2) Releases the sling and performs the hand salute with the right hand. 

     b. On the command, "Order, arms," the soldier- 

          (1) Lowers the right hand to the side, then regrasps the sling at the original position. 

          (2) Releases the sling with the left hand and returns it to the left side as at the position of attention. 

4. "Parade rest" (from sling arms).  On the command, "Parade rest," the soldier-    

a. Moves left foot 10 inches to the left of the right foot.

 

b. Rests body weight equally on the heels and balls of feet.

 

c. Places left hand behind the back at the middle of the belt. Keeps fingers and thumb extended and joined.

 

d. Grasps the sling with the right hand, keeping the right forearm horizontal and the weapon vertical.

 

e. Holds head and eyes at position of attention.

 

5. "Group, attention" (from sling arms).  On the command, "Group, attention," the soldier-  

  a. Brings heels together on the same line at a 45‑degree angle.

 

  b. Keeps legs straight without locking knees.

 

  c. Holds body straight, hips level, chest lifted and arched, and shoulders even.

 

  d. Lets left arm hang straight, back of hand outward, fingers curled, thumb touching first joint of forefinger, thumb straight and touching seam of trousers.

 

   e. Grasps the sling with the right hand, keeping the right forearm horizontal and the weapon vertical.

 

   f. Holds head erect, straight, and to the front, with eyes looking straight ahead.

 

   g. Rests body weight equally on heels and balls of feet, and remain silent except when replying to a question or when otherwise directed.

 

6. "Right, face" (from sling arms).  On the command, "Right, face," the soldier-  

   a. Slightly raises left heel and right toe and turns 90 degrees to the right on right heel, assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the left foot.

 

   b. Holds left leg straight.

 

   c. Places left foot beside right foot, as in the position of attention. 

    d. Holds arms as at attention when performing this movement.

 

7. "Left, face."  On the command, "Left, face," the soldier-   

     a. Slightly raises right heel and left toe and turns 90 degrees to the left on the left heel and ball of right foot, assisted by a slight pressure on the ball of the right foot. 

     b. Holds right leg straight. 

     c. Places right foot beside left foot, as in the position of attention. 

     d. Holds arms as at attention when performing this movement.