when given the commands Uncover TWO. On the
command Uncover, raise your right hand as in the hand
salute, but grasp the brim of your hat with your fingers
instead of touching your forehead. Hold this position
until the command TWO is given (you may lift your hat
slightly so as not to muss your hair); then return your
hand and your hat to your side in the most direct manner,
but do not remove it with an exaggerated or sweeping
motion. On the command Cover, grasp your hat with
both hands and place it squarely on your head. Drop
your left hand holding the hat brim. On the command
TWO, drop your right hand to your side.
DISMISSED. The single command DISMISSED is
used to secure an individual or an entire formation.
REVIEW 7 QUESTIONS
Q1. List three reasons for military formations.
Q2. What is the meaning of the term rank or line with
reference to military formations?
Q3. List the two parts of a facing command.
Q4. When in a formation, what are the four
commands for rest?
Q5. What command tells you to smartly turn your
head 45° to the right?
All branches of the military establishment take
pride in the appearance and sharpness of their personnel
during ceremonies. The Navy is no exception. During
your naval career, you will probably receive some type
of award in recognition of an accomplishment. The
recognition will probably take place at a command
function, such as an inspection or awards ceremony.
Ships company or command personnel standing at
attention in formation during such ceremonies makes
the award more meaningful and the ceremony more
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A1. The mens dress blue jumper should hang
straight and cover all but the lowest button of
the 13-button front of the trouser.
A2. Enlisted women E-1 through E-6 wear the dress
white jumper with the black silk neckerchief.
A3. When the peacoat is worn over the dress blue
jumper, the uniforms collar is worn inside the
A4. When large medals are worn with a service
dress white uniform, the uniform is
considered a full dress uniform.