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mand "attention" take the position already described for attention. "Rest." At this command the soldier may speak or do any- thing he likes as long as he keeps one foot on the line. "At Ease." This is like "Rest" except that there must be no talking. "Fall out." At this all may get out of line and do as they please; but they must remain near-by.

After any of the above commands the in- structor must always bring the company to "attention" before giving them any other

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��is stationary stepping (no advance is made) and is done by lifting the feet only about 2 in. at each step. If the command is given while standing still, start stepping with the left foot. "Forward — March." Step forward with the left foot first, 30 in. at each step, arms swinging naturally. "Company— Halt." At the command "Halt," given as either foot strikes the ground, step forward with the other foot and then bring the rear foot up to "atten- tion." "Half step — March." Take steps

���The first command is preparation and the second execution. The first two figures are at "Parade Rest," the third, "Hand — Salute," the fourth, "Rifle — Salute" and the last three are of the "Right Face" and "Left Face," each one making a quarter turn to right or left in two counts

��command. After the command "fall out" he must give them "fall in" to get them at "attention."

"Hand — Salute." Raise the right hand smartly to the hat brim above the right eye with the forearm at an angle of 45 deg. then lower it smartly. "Rifle — Salute." This command is given only when soldiers have rifles. The left forearm is raised hori- zontally across the body, the palm of the hand downward. "Right — Face." Each one executes a quarter turn to right in two counts. On count 1 turn to right on the right heel and the left toes. On count 2 bring the left foot to "attention" (see picture). "Left — Face" is done conversely. "About — Face." This is a half turn and is always done to the right. After the com- mand "Face" is given, place the right foot about 6 in. back of the left with toe of the right shoe on the ground. Now turn on the left heel and right toe half way about. This will bring the heels together at "attention." "Mark time — March." This

��of only 15 in. each. "Backward — March." March backward, start with the left foot, 15 in. at each step. When "Company — Halt" is given while marching backward execute it conversely to the marching for- ward. "Right step — March." Step side- ward to right, right foot first, keeping the body to the front. ("Left step" con- versely). "Double time — March." This is the command to run. "Quick time — March." At this command resume the ordinary marching time.

The command "Halt" or "Mark time" must be given if it is desired to change from marching forward to either backward or side step or the reverse. To keep the company marching in step the instructor counts almost continuously, "One, two, three, four," and when he sees anyone out of step he calls to him, "Get step." Each one is responsible for keeping in line. For this he must constantly give attention to those at his right. If the officer sees any who are out of alinement he calls to them,

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