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.

"The butt rests evenly on the ground, barrel to the rear, toe of the butt on a line with toe of, and touhcing, the right shoe, arm and hands hanging naturally right hand holding the piece between the thumb and fingers." — Moss, 1914

Order arms standing

"The butt rests evenly on the ground, barrel to the rear, toe of the butt on a line with toe of, and…

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without constriant, in front of the center of the body, fingers joined, left hand uppermost, left thumb clasped by the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, preserve silence and steadiness of position." — Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; clasp the hands, without…

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front of the center of the body, barrel to the left; grasp the piece with the left hand just below the stacking swivel, and with the right hand below and against the left." — Moss, 1914

Parade rest

"Carry the right foot 6 inches straight to the rear, left knee slightly bent; carry the muzzle in front…

"Raise the rifle with both hands high enough to clear the line of vision, barrel downward, point of the bayonet to the left front. When necessary to raise the rifle well above the head, it may be supported between the thumb and forefinger of the left hand. This position will be necessary against attacks from higher elevation, such as men mounted or on top of parapets." — Moss, 1914

High parry

"Raise the rifle with both hands high enough to clear the line of vision, barrel downward, point of…

"Carry the point of the bayonet down until it is at the height of the knee, moving the point of the bayonet sufficiently to the right (left) to keep the opponent's attacks clear of the point threatened. These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." — Moss, 1914

Low parry

"Carry the point of the bayonet down until it is at the height of the knee, moving the point of the…

"These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." — Moss, 1914

Low parry

"These parries are rarely used, as an attack below the waist leaves the head and body exposed." —…

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about 30 to 50 soldiers.

A Platoon, Deployed, Moving Forward

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about…

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about 30 to 50 soldiers.

A Platoon, Deployed, Moving Forward

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two to four sections or squads and containing about…

"With the right hand raise and throw the piece diagonally across the body, grasp it smartly with both hands, the right, palm down, at the small of the stock, the left, palm up, at the balance; barrel up, sloping to the left and crossing opposite the junction of the neck with the left shoulder." — Moss, 1914

Port arms

"With the right hand raise and throw the piece diagonally across the body, grasp it smartly with both…

"With the right hand carry the piece in front of the center of the body, barrel to the rear and vertical, grasp it with the left hand at the balance, forearm horizontal and resting against the body. Grasp the small of the stock with the right hand." — Moss, 1914

Present arms

"With the right hand carry the piece in front of the center of the body, barrel to the rear and vertical,…

The signal to march at the faster pace of 'quick time.' The Royal Navy marches at a cadence of 116 paces to the minute in quick time.

Quick Time

The signal to march at the faster pace of 'quick time.' The Royal Navy marches at a cadence of 116 paces…

The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion. Reach of a detector or weapon.

Range

The distance to a target, or to the subject of discussion. Reach of a detector or weapon.

"To announce range, extend the arm towar the leaders or men for whom the signal is intended, fist closed; by keeping the fist closed battle sight is indicated." — Moss, 1914

Range or change elevation

"To announce range, extend the arm towar the leaders or men for whom the signal is intended, fist closed;…

An illustration of the military men in formation of rank.

Military Men in Formation of Rank

An illustration of the military men in formation of rank.

"At the command <em>ready</em> turn the safety lock to the 'ready'." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Ready

"At the command ready turn the safety lock to the 'ready'." — Moss, 1914

Command given to order troops to prepare for battle.

Ready

Command given to order troops to prepare for battle.

In rendering honors with the troops officers execute the first motion of the salute at the command <em>present</em>, the second motion at the command <em>arms</em>; enlisted men with the saber execute the first motion at the command <em>arms</em> and omit the second motion." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Rendering honors

In rendering honors with the troops officers execute the first motion of the salute at the command present,…

"Carry the left hand smartly to the small of the stock, forearm horizontal, palm of hand down, thumb and fingers extended and joined, forefinger touching end of cocking piece, look toward the person saluted." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Rifle salute

"Carry the left hand smartly to the small of the stock, forearm horizontal, palm of hand down, thumb…

"Carry the left hand smartly to the right side, palm of the hand down, thumb and fingers extended and joined, forefinger against piece near the muzzle; look toward the person saluted." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Rifle salute

"Carry the left hand smartly to the right side, palm of the hand down, thumb and fingers extended and…

"As additional instruction, the men may be permitted to wield the rifle left handed, that is on the left side of the body, left hand at the small of the stock. Many men will be able to use this method to advantage. It is also of value in case the left hand is wounded." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Left-handed rifle

"As additional instruction, the men may be permitted to wield the rifle left handed, that is on the…

An illustration of a right flank march. "For example, at the command, 1. By the right flank, 2. March, given as the right foot strikes the ground...he takes one more step, pivots on the ball of his left foot and steps off with a fill step on his right foot." -War, 1944

Right Flank March

An illustration of a right flank march. "For example, at the command, 1. By the right flank, 2. March,…

An illustration of a right flank march. "For example, at the command, 1. By the right flank, 2. March, given as the right foot strikes the ground...he takes one more step, pivots on the ball of his left foot and steps off with a fill step on his right foot." -War, 1944

Right Flank March

An illustration of a right flank march. "For example, at the command, 1. By the right flank, 2. March,…

"Without changing the grasp of the right hand, place the piece on the right shoulder, barrel up and inclined at an angle of about 45 degrees from the horizontal trigger guard in the hollow of teh shoulder, right elbow near the side, the piece in a vertical plane perpendicular to the front." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Right shoulder, arms

"Without changing the grasp of the right hand, place the piece on the right shoulder, barrel up and…

"Officers and noncomissioned officers armed with the saber, when mounted, return saber without using the left hand; the scabbard is hooked up on dismounting." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Saber return

"Officers and noncomissioned officers armed with the saber, when mounted, return saber without using…

"When publishing orderes, calling the roll, etc., the saber is held suspended from the right wrist by the saber knot, when the saber knot is used it is placed on the wrist before drawing saber and taken off after returning saber." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Drawn saber

"When publishing orderes, calling the roll, etc., the saber is held suspended from the right wrist by…

"When arms are brought to the order the officers or enlisted men with the saber drawn <em>order saber</em>." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Drawn saber

"When arms are brought to the order the officers or enlisted men with the saber drawn order saber."…

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the left hand steadies the scabbard." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Marching with saber

"In marching in double time the saber is carried diagonally across the breast, edge to the front; the…

An officer facing forward, with a saber.

Officer with saber

An officer facing forward, with a saber.

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Sheathed saber

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." — Moss, 1914

"Raise the right hand smartly till the tip of the forefinger touches the lower part of the headdress above the right eye, thumb and fingers extended and joined, palm to the left, forearm inclined at about 45 degrees, hand and wrist straight; at the same time look toward the person saluted." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Salute

"Raise the right hand smartly till the tip of the forefinger touches the lower part of the headdress…

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'section' rather than everyone.

Section

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'section' rather than…

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

Sitting

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

"In resuming the order from any position in the manual, the motion next to the last concludes with the butt of the piece about 3 inches from the ground, barrel to the rear, the left hand above and near the right, steadying the piece, fingers extended and joined, forearm and wrist straight and inclining downward, all fingers of the right hand grasping the piece." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Soldier with rifle

"In resuming the order from any position in the manual, the motion next to the last concludes with the…

Soldiers lined up and firing.

Soldiers

Soldiers lined up and firing.

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

Soldiers Marching

Soldiers marching in a parade through town.

African American Soldiers lined up being commanded by a white man.

African American Soldiers

African American Soldiers lined up being commanded by a white man.

"Extend the arm horizontally toward the platoon leader; swing the hand up and down from the wrist." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Squad

"Extend the arm horizontally toward the platoon leader; swing the hand up and down from the wrist."…

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'squad' rather than everyone.

Squad

Signal to inform the troops that the next signal will be directed at a certain 'squad' rather than everyone.

"Extend the arm vertically above the head; carry it laterally downward to the side and swing it several times between the vertical and downward positions." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Squad right about, march

"Extend the arm vertically above the head; carry it laterally downward to the side and swing it several…

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it downward to the side and swing it several times between the downward and horizontal positions." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Squads left, march

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it downward to the side and swing it several times…

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it to a vertical position above the head and swing it several times between the vertical and horizontal positions." &&mdash; Moss, 1914

Squads right, march

"Raise the arm laterally until horizontal; carry it to a vertical position above the head and swing…

"Each even number of the front rank grasps his piece with the left hand at the upper band and rests the butt between his feet." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stack arms

"Each even number of the front rank grasps his piece with the left hand at the upper band and rests…

"Each even number of the front rank grasps his piece with the left hand at the upper band and rests the butt between his feet." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stack arms

"Each even number of the front rank grasps his piece with the left hand at the upper band and rests…

"Throws the butt about 2 feet in advance of that of his own piece and opposite the right of the interval, the right hand slipping to the upper band, the thumb and forefinger raising the stacking swivel, which he engages with that of his own piece." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stack arms

"Throws the butt about 2 feet in advance of that of his own piece and opposite the right of the interval,…

"Each odd number of the front rank raises his piece with the right hand, carries it well forward, barrel to the front; the left hand, guiding the stacking swivel." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stack arms

"Each odd number of the front rank raises his piece with the right hand, carries it well forward, barrel…

"He then turns the barrel outward into the angle formed by the other two pieces and lowers the butt to the ground, to the right and against the toe of his right shoe." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Stack arms

"He then turns the barrel outward into the angle formed by the other two pieces and lowers the butt…

"Raise and hold the forearm steadily in a horizontal position in front of the forehead, palm of the hand to the front." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Suspend firing

"Raise and hold the forearm steadily in a horizontal position in front of the forehead, palm of the…

Order given to troops instructing them to stop firing. Weapons are held, locked and loaded so that they may resume fire at an instant.

Suspend Firing

Order given to troops instructing them to stop firing. Weapons are held, locked and loaded so that they…

"Each even number of the front rank diengages and detaches his piece by turning it to the left." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Take arms

"Each even number of the front rank diengages and detaches his piece by turning it to the left." —…

An illustration of a three person file military formation.

Three Person File Military Formation

An illustration of a three person file military formation.

"Raise the piece, right arm slightly bent, and incline the muzzle forward so that the barrel makes an angle of about thirty degrees with the vertical. When it can be done without danger or inconvenience to others, the piece may be grasped at the balance and the muzzle lowered until the piece is horizontal; a similar position in the left hand may be used." &mdash; Moss, 1914

Trail arms

"Raise the piece, right arm slightly bent, and incline the muzzle forward so that the barrel makes an…

An illustration of a two person file military formation.

Two Person File Military Formation

An illustration of a two person file military formation.