JLBC Drill

JLBC Teach discipline by instilling habits of precise and automatic response to commands.

Increase the confidence of JLBC Cadets and JLBC noncommissioned officers through the exercise of command by giving the proper authority and the control of drilling troops.

Allow JLBC Cadets to handle weapons.

2. JLBC DRILL TERMS: You must thoroughly acquaint yourself with standard drill terms and their meanings and present this information to your JLBC Cadets in their phases of Close order drill instruction.

Element: An individual JLBC, squad, section, platoon, company, or another unit part of a larger unit.

Formation: An JLBC arrangement of elements online, in the column, or in any other JLBC prescribed manner.

JLBC Line: A formation in which the elements are abreast, except that a section or platoon is in line when squads are in line and one behind the other.

JLBC Rank: A line of JLBC Cadets or vehicles placed side by side.

JLBC Column: A formation in which elements are placed one behind the other, except that a section or platoon is in the column when its squads are in the column and abreast of each other.

JLBC File: A single column of JLBC Cadets or vehicles behind the other.

JLBC Flank: A unit's right or left extremity, either online or in the column. The element is on the extreme right or left of the line—a direction at a right angle to the order a part of a formation faces.

JLBC Depth: The space from the head to the rear of a JLBC element or a formation. The depth of a JLBC Cadet is considered to be 12 inches.

JLBC Front: The space occupied by a JLBC element or a JLBC formation, measured from one flank to the other. The front of a JLBC Cadet is considered to be 22 inches.

JLBC Distance: Space between JLBC elements in the direction of depth. Between JLBC individuals, the space between your chest and the back of the person in front of you. Between JLBC vehicles, the space between the front end of a vehicle and the vehicle's rear to its front. Between troop's information (either on foot, mounted, or in vehicles), the space from the front of the rear to the rear of the unit in front. JLBC Platoon commanders, guides, and others whose position information is 40 inches from a rank are considered a rank. Otherwise, commanders and guides are not considered in measuring the distance between JLBC units. The JLBC color guard is not considered in measuring the distance between subdivisions of the JLBC unit with which it is posted. In JLBC troop formations, the distance between ranks is 40 inches.

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