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    Registered User Free Member CPLRapoza's Avatar
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    Yea it's called standing by, and you'll be doing plenty of it. hehe.

    Since the Lance Coolee is racking your brain, I will to. Here's my question, What are the five purposes of Close Order Drill?


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    That answer is easy... but I have a feeling the reasons I have and the reasons you have aren't quite the same.


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    Corporal Rapoza,
    According to the MCRDPI Drill Guide (again), the five reasons Close Order Drill is utilized:

    to instill confidence in the Junior Officers and of the Noncommissioned Officers through the exercise of command, when they give proper commands and control drilling troops.

    to move troops from one place to another

    to teach discipline by instilling habits of precision and automatic response to orders.

    enhance morale by developing team spirit

    allow individuals the chance to become comfortable handling their weapon.

    Are you looking for a different answer?


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    WHEN, and from What Country, was Close Order Drill introduced to the American Troops???

    This trivia sh!t is great

    jen.... give somebody else a chance

    push ups till you get it POOLEE's


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    I do believe that is the answer he was looking for Jen. And I am pretty sure that is the one that you need to know for all those lovely Marine of the Quarter and promotion boards as well. good job!


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    I am not sure, but when given "fall out" you will be given a location to fallout to. When the formation is broken you will be "dismissed". Been a long time I may be wrong.


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    Echo Four, thank you!

    MrBSox, this trivia stuff is fun!


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    There was one that you missed, the one for morale and team pirit I have never heard of but they might have changed it.

    The other one I was looking for is:
    To provide simple formations in which varies combat formations can be readily assumed.


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    MRSBox! This Poolee believes such driill was introduced from france!


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    Angry BGMFH

    One KEY trait that you may want to work on, is your powers of OBSERVATION. My WIFE is MRS bsox.

    Now that that is out of the way.....

    KEEP PUSHING

    But your warm... it was introduced by a foreign Country. Somebody that wanted us to get away from Great Britan. Just because a one armed 'Frenchie' helped Mel Gibson out in "The Patriot" (great movie), they didn't do it. :lick:

    This is when our Jr. D.I. would be running us from "SCHOOL CIRCLE REAR HATCH" to "SCHOOL CIRCLE QUARTER DECK" until somebody got the answer.

    So, just fkn BEGIN

    Terry


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    Sorry mrbsox!

    Would it possibly be the Prussians sir?


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    Revolutionary War, Germany, Von Stueben was the original Drill Instructor I believe


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    Ain't that just like a Sgt.... stealing the thunder

    But, well done Watchstander75. The rest of you wannabe's need to get on the stick. Maybe that's why Sgt's RUN THE CORPS... they know more.

    Is that in the Manual... naw.
    Will it save your life one day... probably not
    Will it make you a

    SMARTER RECRUIT THAN THE OTHER DUFUS DOING PUSHUPS ???

    Every edge you can get.... is an edge.

    Don't stop at the basics. If you settle for AVERAGE, that's ALL you'll ever be.


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    OoohRaah...thnx.....that one just popped in my gourd, which is full of bits and pieces of info. During the Revolution, a lot of set piece engagements went down in upstate/central NY, and Von Steuben has a county ( I think)and a few towns named after him, not too far from here.....


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    As I am new to this BB I have yet to learn, Yes I was in the reserves from 1938 to 41 and was called up and spent the next 5 years as a CofG. I have been back to P.I. several times and
    each time I wonder how we all ever made it thru as the training
    now seems to be everybit as tough as when I went thru. The last time I was there, being an Iwo vet I was given the honor of
    assisting raising the colors at the Iwo Monuement at the parade
    ground, it was quite nice and have pictures the MC sent me of it.
    Semper Fi Gene


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