placed on the left hip. The command At Close Interval
requires the same movements as for normal interval.
The only exception is that each member places the left
hand on the beltline above the left hip with the elbow in
line with the body. The heel of the hand rests on the hip
with fingers straight, touching each other, and pointing
down. The left flank member makes the adjustment
without moving the arms.
TO ALIGN THE SQUAD. On the commands
Dress Right, DRESS (normal interval) or At Close
Interval Dress Right, DRESS (close interval),
members of the squad align themselves with each other.
On the command DRESS, all members, except the
right flank member, smartly turn their heads, look, and
align themselves to the right. At the same time, all
members, except the left flank member, smartly raise
their left arm shoulder high (normal interval) or place
their left hand on their hip (close interval). The right
flank member stands fast and looks to the front. Using
the right flank member as a guide and taking short steps,
the other members align themselves and obtain the
proper interval. Whether commanded to dress to the
right or to the left, use only the left arm to obtain the
interval, and hold that position until the next command
Figure 10-26.Normal interval.
Figure 10-27.Close interval.