This military ClipArt gallery offers 112 illustrations of drills and commands performed in the military, as well as correct methods for performing tasks, such as aiming and firing.

"At the command <em>aim</em> raise the piece with both hands and support the butt firmly against the hollow of the right shoulder." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim

"At the command aim raise the piece with both hands and support the butt firmly against the…

"Left eye closed, right eye looking through the notch of the rear sight so as to perceive the object aimed at it." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim

"Left eye closed, right eye looking through the notch of the rear sight so as to perceive the object…

"Each rear-rank man aims through the interval to the right of his file leader and leans slightly forward to advance the muzzle of his piece beyond the front rank." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim

"Each rear-rank man aims through the interval to the right of his file leader and leans slightly forward…

T point, or direct as a gun.

Aim

T point, or direct as a gun.

"In aiming kneeling, the left elbow rests on the left knee, point of elbow i nfront of kneecap." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim kneeling

"In aiming kneeling, the left elbow rests on the left knee, point of elbow i nfront of kneecap." —…

"In aiming, lying down, raise the piece with both hands; rest on both elbows and press the butt firmly against the right shoulder." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim lying down

"In aiming, lying down, raise the piece with both hands; rest on both elbows and press the butt firmly…

"In aiming sitting, the elbows are supported by the knees." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Aim sitting

"In aiming sitting, the elbows are supported by the knees." — Moss, 1914

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

As Skirmishers Right

Order to break rank and spread out as skirmishers on the battlefield.

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal; swing both simultaneously upward until vertical and return to the horizontal; repeat several times." &mdash; Moss, 1914

As skirmishers, guide center, march

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal; swing both simultaneously upward until vertical and return…

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal; hold the arm on the side of the guide steadily in the horizontal position; swing the other upward until vertical and return it to the horizontal; repeat several times." &mdash; Moss, 1914

As skirmishers, guide right (left), march

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal; hold the arm on the side of the guide steadily in the horizontal…

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal." &mdash; Moss, 1914

As skirmishers, march

"Raise both arms laterally until horizontal." — Moss, 1914

Order given to assemble the troops.

Assemble

Order given to assemble the troops.

"Raise the arm vertically to its full extent and describe horizontal circles." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Assemble, march

"Raise the arm vertically to its full extent and describe horizontal circles." — Moss, 1914

"At the command <em>attention</em> resume the order saber and the position of the soldier." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Attention

"At the command attention resume the order saber and the position of the soldier." —…

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the hierarchy of combat in warfare between two or more armed forces, wherein each group will seek to defeat the others within the scope of a military campaign, and are well defined in duration, area and force commitment.

Battlefield

A battlefield refers to the location of a battle. Generally, a battle is a conceptual component in the…

"At the second command sake the position of guard; at the same time throw the rifle smartly to the front, grasp the rifle with the left hand just below the lower band, fingers between the stock and gun sling, barrel turned slightly to the left, the right hand grasping the small of the stock about 6 inches in front of the right hip, elbows free from the body, bayonet point at the height of the chin." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Bayonet guard

"At the second command sake the position of guard; at the same time throw the rifle smartly to the front,…

"The force of the thrust is delivered principally with the right arm, the left being used to direct the bayonet. The points at which the attack should be directed are, in order of their importance, stomach, chest, head, neck, and limbs." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Bayonet thrust

"The force of the thrust is delivered principally with the right arm, the left being used to direct…

Butler guards lined up

Butler Guards

Butler guards lined up

"Straighten right arm and right leg vigorously and swing butt of rifle against point of attack, pivoting the rifle in the left hand at about the height of the left shoulder, allowing the bayonet to pass to the rear on the left side of the head. Guard is resumed without command." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Butt strike

"Straighten right arm and right leg vigorously and swing butt of rifle against point of attack, pivoting…

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal is given.

Cease Firing

Order given to stop hostilities on the battlefield. Soldiers stop shooting their weapons when this signal…

"The hand on the side toward which the change of direction is to be made is carried across the body to the opposite shoulder, forearm horizontal; then swing in a horizontal plane, arm extended, pointing in the new direction." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Change direction

"The hand on the side toward which the change of direction is to be made is carried across the body…

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

Change Direction

This is the command used to instruct the unit to change direction.

An illustration of military personnel measuring close intervals.

Close Military Interval Measurement

An illustration of military personnel measuring close intervals.

"Being at <em>club rifle</em>, order arms is resumed by command." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Club rifle

"Being at club rifle, order arms is resumed by command." — Moss, 1914

"Being at <em>club rifle</em>, order arms is resumed by command." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Club rifle

"Being at club rifle, order arms is resumed by command." — Moss, 1914

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

Commence Firing

Command signal used to order troops to begin firing their weapons.

An illustration of military personnel measuring distance.

Military Distance Measurement

An illustration of military personnel measuring distance.

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog. The unit is still required to keep in step.

Double Time

Marching at twice the cadence of "Forward March;" 100 to 180 steps per min. something of a light jog.…

At the command right, turn the head to the right oblique, eyes fixed on the line of eyes of the men in, or supposed to be in, the same rank." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Eyes right

At the command right, turn the head to the right oblique, eyes fixed on the line of eyes of the men…

An illustration of military men in standing in formation of file.

Military Men in Formation of File

An illustration of military men in standing in formation of file.

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

Fix Bayonet

Order give to soldiers instructing them to attach their bayonets to the end of their rifles.

An illustration of military personnel in formation changing direction.

Military Personnel in Formation Changing Direction

An illustration of military personnel in formation changing direction.

An illustration of military personnel in formation picking up full pace after changing direction.

Military Personnel Formation Marching

An illustration of military personnel in formation picking up full pace after changing direction.

An illustration of military personnel forward marching in a four line formation.

Forward March in Four File Formation

An illustration of military personnel forward marching in a four line formation.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

Forward, Etc.

Demonstration of the command to go forward.

An illustration of a four person file military formation.

Four Person File Military Formation

An illustration of a four person file military formation.

"Carry the hand to the shoulder; rapidly thrust the hand upward the full extent of the arm several times." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Halt

"Carry the hand to the shoulder; rapidly thrust the hand upward the full extent of the arm several times."…

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

Halt

Used to stop a unit (formation) from marching by calling it ether on the right or left foot.

"At the second command take the position of arms. Seize the bolt handle with the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, turn the handle up, draw the bolt back, and glance at the chamber. Having found the chamber empty, or having emptied it, raise the head and eyes to the front." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Inspection arms

"At the second command take the position of arms. Seize the bolt handle with the thumb and forefinger…

An illustration of military personnel measuring intervals.

Military Interval Measurement

An illustration of military personnel measuring intervals.

"Kneel on right knee, sitting as nearly as possible on the right heel; left forearm across left thigh; piece remains in position of order arms, right hand grasping it above lower band." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Kneel

"Kneel on right knee, sitting as nearly as possible on the right heel; left forearm across left thigh;…

"Kneel, but with right knee against left hand." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Kneel

"Kneel, but with right knee against left hand." — Moss, 1914

"If kneeling or sitting, the position of the piece is similar; if kneeling, the left forearm rests on the left thigh." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Kneeling

"If kneeling or sitting, the position of the piece is similar; if kneeling, the left forearm rests on…

"Carry the piece with the right hand and place it on the left shoulder, barrel up, trigger guard in the hollow of the shoulder, at the same time grasp the butt with the left hand, heel between first and second fingeres, thumb and fingers closed on the stock." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Left shoulder, arms

"Carry the piece with the right hand and place it on the left shoulder, barrel up, trigger guard in…

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lie down

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right."…

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lie down

"Carry back the left foot and lie flat on the belly, inclining the body about 35 degree to the right."…

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

Lie Down

Command used to instruct soldiers to lie flat on the ground.

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to the right, about one foot." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Load

"At the command load each front-rank man or skirmisher faces half right and carries the right foot to…

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Load

"With the right hand he turns and draws the bolt back." — Moss, 1914

"Takes a loaded clip and inserts the end in the slip slots, places the thumb on the powder space of the top cartridge, the fingers extending around the piece and tips resting on the magazine floor plate." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Load

"Takes a loaded clip and inserts the end in the slip slots, places the thumb on the powder space of…

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Load

"Carries the hand to the small of the stock." — Moss, 1914

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right of his front rank man, muzzle of the piece extending beyond the front rank and loads."

Load

"Each rear rank moves to the right foot, takes a similar position opposite the interval to the right…

"Executed in the same manner as the thrust, except that the left foot is carried forward about twice its length. The left heel must always be in rear of the left knee. Guard is resumed immediately without command. Guard may also be resumed by advancing the right foot if, for any reason, it is desired to gain the ground held in lunging. In the latter case, the preparatory command <em>forward</em> will be given." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lunge

"Executed in the same manner as the thrust, except that the left foot is carried forward about twice…

"If lying down, the left hand steadies and supports the piece at the balance, the toe of the butt resting on the ground, the muzzle off the ground." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Lying down

"If lying down, the left hand steadies and supports the piece at the balance, the toe of the butt resting…

An illustration of military personnel marching straight with the right side of the image illustrating direction in which men are marching.

Military Personnel Marching to the Right

An illustration of military personnel marching straight with the right side of the image illustrating…

The original meaning of military tattoo is a military drum performance, but nowadays it sometimes means army displays more generally.

Military Tattoo

The original meaning of military tattoo is a military drum performance, but nowadays it sometimes means…

A militia lined up

Militia

A militia lined up

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

New Target

Command given to order troops to select a new target.

An illustration of military personnel measuring normal intervals.

Normal Military Interval Measurement

An illustration of military personnel measuring normal intervals.