One of the suggestions for improving cadet involvement in our Navy JROTC program is to conduct more rifle drill in class. The above short 5 minute video is a Navy JROTC unit conducting a portion of an Armed Drill routine. We will be conducting platoon unarmed and armed drill as a class period this year based on the cadet suggestion. In the past we focused on the after school drill teams while conducting drill during class periods but not with as much emphasis, we will change our focus. What that means to your class period is each individual cadet needs to focus and put more effort into drill than perhaps they did in the past. Your class period's ability to conduct both unarmed and armed drill is a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound) NJROTC goal for each of you. Our goal will be to conduct the platoon drill card for the Bethel Drill Meet by the end of the first Marking Period.
Class Activity: You will draw drill rifles and a class leader will be designated to go through the basics of individual armed drill.
Position of Attention.
Dress Right Dress.
Right, Left, and About Face.
Parade Rest and Rest.
Mark Time March.
To The Rear March.
Overview of Manual of Arms: :
- Do's and Don'ts of carrying a Drill rifle
- Professionalism, Maturity, and Safety
- Order Arms
- Port Arms
- Right Shoulder / Left Shoulder Arms
- Present Arms
Individual Areas of Focus When Performing Armed Drill:
Rifle positioning: placement of the hands, distance of rifle from your body, elbow placement, etc.
FOCUS and MAKE an EFFORT TO IMPROVE.