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The position of stand easy is ordered when it is desirable to permit Platoons to relax. This command is only given when squad is in the position of attention. On the command STAND EASY:

  • Close the hands and bring the arms to the position of attention,

  • Observe a standard pause, and

  • Relax when standing easy, you may adjust clothing and equipment, but you will not move your feet, or talk.


On the command SQUAD

  • Squad members shall assume the position of stand at ease.

  • The command SQUAD may be substituted with GROUP, CORPS, PARADE, ETC...


On the command, ATTENTION:

  • Bend the left knee and shift balance to the right foot.

  • straighten the left leg in double time, place the foot smartly on the ground, toe touching first, followed by the heel, and with heels aligned,

  • Simultaneously, with a quick motion, bring the arms and hands to the position of attention.


Turns and inclines are executed to change direction: right or left turns change direction by 90 degrees, about turns by 180 degrees.

On the command RIGHT TURN

  • Keeping both knees braced, arms at the sides, body erect, squad members shall turn 90 degrees to the right by pivoting on the right heel and left toe and raising the left heel and right toe simultaneously.

  • On the completion of the movement the weight of the body is placed on the right foot, and the left leg braced with the heel off the ground.

  • Observe the standard two pause

  • Members shall bend the left knee, straighten it in double time, and place the left foot by the right smartly to assume the position of attention.

On the command LEFT TURN,

  • The drill as described in the right turn is followed except that the details of moving the feet and direction are reversed.

On the command ABOUT –TURN

  • The drill as described on the right turn is followed except that the pivot to the right is made through 180 degrees. Balance is maintained by bracing the legs and locking the thighs.


On the command, RIGHT - DRESS:

  • The right —hand cadet of the front rank stands fast.

  • The remainder takes a 35 cm pace forward by shooting the left foot forward, bending the right knee, and adopting the position of attention.

  • Observe the standard pause.

  • The right file of cadets stands fast.

  • The remainder, turn head and eyes to the right as far as possible without straining.

  • At the same time, the front rank, except the right-hand cadet, shoots the right arm its full extent behind the shoulder of the cadet on his/her right. The hand is dosed as in the position of attention, back of the hand facing up, and arm parallel to the ground; g. observe the standard pause.

  • The right-hand cadet of the front rank stands fast; and the remainder, take up correct alignment, distance, and covering by taking short, quick paces correct position.

Note: As a guide to taking up correct alignment, each cadet in the squad except the right-hand cadet moves to a position from which they can just see the lower portion of the face of the second cadet to their right. Correct covering is taken up by glancing to the front without moving the head. The interval is correct when the closed hand is touching the left shoulder of the member on the right.

The timing for this movement is 1-2-2-3-ARMS-2-3-MOVE. On the command, EYES FRONT, you will snap the head and eyes to the front and cut the right arm smartly to the position of attention without slapping the thigh.


On the command: ATTENTION/ANSWER TO YOUR NAME! STAND AT EASE! Each member will come to attention as his/her name is called and answer in one of the following ways:

  • “Sir” or “Ma’am” if the person calling the roll is an officer, a chief warrant officer, or a master warrant officer;

  • “Warrant” when the roll is called by a warrant officer

  • “Sergeant”, “Master Corporal” or “Corporal” when the roll is called by a cadet holding one of these ranks. When the roll-call is supervised by a person senior in rank to the person calling the roll, you will answer to your name with the correct response for the rank of the supervisor. (For example if a master warrant officer is present when the roll is called by a master corporal you will answer to your name with “Sir” or “Ma’am”)


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