Posted July 27th, 2011 by admin

Soldiers of the German Army

An army (from Latin gun “of weapons, weapons” through Old French arm? E, “armed” (feminine)), in the broadest sense, is the ground-based army of a nation or state. It may also include other branches of the military as Air Force through media Corps aviation. Within a national military force, the army word can also mean a field army an army of career soldiers full-time ‘are more’, ie that do not dissolve in peacetime. They differ from army reserves who are activated only in times such as war or natural disasters.

In several countries the army is officially called the land army to differentiate it from an Army Air Force called air, especially in France. In these countries, the word “army” on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common use. The largest army in the world today, the number of active troops is the People’s Liberation Army of China with 2,250,000 active troops and 800,000 reserve personnel.

By definition, irregular military means, in contrast to the regular army, which grew slowly from personal bodyguards or elite militia.

The hand salute

Posted December 11th, 2011 by admin

The salute is not simply an honor exchanged. It is a privileged gesture of respect and trust among soldiers. Remember the salute is not only prescribed by regulation, but also the recognition of other commitment, ability and professionalism.

Some historians believe the hand salute began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he possessed a weapon. Knights in armor raised visors with the right hand when meeting a mate. This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the cap. In 1820, the movement has been modified to touching the hat, and has since become the handshake used today. Hail to show respect to an officer, the flag or our country.

The salute is widely misunderstood outside the military. Some consider it a gesture of servility since the lower extending a greeting to the top, but we know the opposite is true. The greeting is an expression that recognizes each other as a member of the profession of arms, which have made a personal commitment to self-sacrifice to preserve our way of life. The fact that young people extends the first greeting is simply a point of etiquette, a salute extended or returned makes the same statement.

The way we greet says a lot about you as a soldier. A proud salute, intelligent shows pride in yourself and your unit, and having confidence in your abilities as a soldier. A sloppy salute might mean that you are ashamed of your unit, lack of confidence, or at least they have not learned to salute properly.

In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or the flag is waving. Take your hand until the correct one, smart motion without any preparatory movement. When dropping the salute, bring your hand straight down to his natural position at his side, without hitting your leg or moving your hand to the side. Any flourish in the greeting is incorrect.
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Position of attention

Posted October 2nd, 2011 by admin

a. Assume the role of attention in the command FALL IN or Command Squad (Platoon), attention.

b. To assume this position, bring the heels together sharply on line, with toes pointing in equal parts, forming an angle of 45 degrees. Rest your weight evenly on the heels and toes of both feet. Keep the legs straight without locking your knees. Keep the body erect, hips level, chest lifted and arched, shoulders square.

c. Keep your head up and face forward and the chin drawn in the alignment of the head and neck upright.

d. Let your arms hang straight without stiffness. Bend your fingers to the tips of the thumbs together and play the first joint of the forefinger. Keep the thumbs straight along the seams of the trouser leg with the first phalanx of the fingers touching the trousers.

e. Remain silent and do not move unless otherwise indicated.

Ceremony drilling and Terminology

Posted September 7th, 2011 by admin

Element-This is an individual, team, section, platoon, company or larger unit formed as part of the unit of higher order.

Training-This is an array of elements of unity in the prescribed form as an online training, in which the elements are side by side, and the formation of the column, in which the elements are one behind the other. In a column section, the members of each team are one behind the other with the current squad.

Front-This is a space on one side to the other side of a formation, and includes elements of left and right.

Depth-This is a space from the front to the rear of a formation including front and rear elements.

Distance: This is the space between the elements are one behind the other. The distance between individuals is one arm more than 6 inches, or about 36 inches, measured from the chest of a soldier in the back of the soldier immediately to his front.

Range: This is the space between elements from side to side.

Rank-This is a line that is only one element in depth.

File-This is a column that has a front of one of the elements.

Guide-This is the person responsible for maintaining the prescribed direction and speed.

Post-This is the right place for an officer or petty officer standing on a prescribed training.

Head-This is the main element of a column.

Base-This is the element around which a movement is planned or regulated.

Rate-This is a uniform rhythm or number of steps or counts per minute.

Time: This is a fast cadence of 120 counts (steps per minute).

Double Time This is a cadence of 180 counts (steps per minute).