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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.


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