When an officer persists in violating regulations or
rules of conduct after being duly and politely warned,
the officer should be addressed as follows: Sir (or
maam), it is necessary that I obtain your name,
organization, and station, and check your
identification. After obtaining the data, salute and
thank the officer. If the officer refuses to give such
information or continues to create a disturbance, then
proceed as previously discussed.
APPREHENDING MEMBERS OF THE
OPPOSITE SEX.The shore patrol must observe
the following rules when taking armed forces
personnel of the opposite sex into custody:
Physical contact should be avoided. If force is
absolutely necessary for restraining the person or taking
the service member to patrol headquarters, the utmost
care must be used.
In connection with any offense the interrogation
and/or search of a service member will be conducted,
whenever possible, by or in the presence of a service
member of the same sex. Members of the opposite sex
will remain outside the search area but in close proximity.
The only exceptions to this rule may be in demanding
circumstances where an imminent danger to life or
property exists and/or the facts and circumstances of the
investigation necessitate an immediate interrogation
when no service member of the same sex is available.
Anytime you apprehend a member of the
opposite sex, communicate immediately with
headquarters for instructions.
Learning Objective: Recall the procedures for
conducting a close-order drill.
On occasion you will be required to take charge of
a group of Sailors ashore and march them to a work
detail, to the dispensary, or to and from classes at a
training command. You also may have to take charge of
such a group to prepare them for a parade or ceremony
and observing military courtesies. When you are in
charge of such a unit, you must give the proper
commands at the right time to ensure that the unit
moves with precision and smartness.
You should familiarize yourself with the following
definitions. You need not learn them word for word, but
you must understand them.
SQUAD: A squad at full strength normally
consists of 12 persons.
SECTION: A section consists of two or more
PLATOON: A platoon consists of two or more
squads, a platoon headquarters, and a guide.
PLATOON HEADQUARTERS: A platoon
headquarters consists of a platoon petty officer and one
or more assistants.
COMPANY: A company consists of two or more
HEAD: The head is the leading element of a
CADENCE: Cadence is a rhythmic rate of march
at a uniform step.
QUICK TIME: Quick time is cadence at 120 steps
(12, 15, or 30 inches in length) per minute. Quick time
is also the normal cadence for drills and ceremonies.
DOUBLE TIME: Double time is cadence at 180
steps (36 inches in length) per minute.
SLOW TIME: Slow time is cadence at 60 steps per
minute and is used for funerals only.
SNAP: In drill, snap is the immediate and smart
execution of a movement. In commands or signals,
quality inspires immediate response.
COMMANDS: The two basic types of commands
are the preparatory command, such as Forward, which
indicates the type of movement to be made, and the
command of execution, such as MARCH, which
causes the desired movement to be made. For clarity,
preparatory commands are printed in bold and the first
letter is capitalized (Forward); commands of execution
After apprehending members of the opposite
sex, what should be done as soon as possible?
Communicate immediately with
headquarters for instructions
Request a member of the same sex
to make apprehension
Request a member of the same sex
Interrogate apprehended member