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  • Promotion Board Questions


    Drill and Ceremony


    1. Q. Most drill commands have two parts, what are they?

                          Preparatory command and command of execution.


    1. Q. Name the rest positions at the halt.

                          Parade rest; stand at ease; at ease; rest.


    1. Q. What rest position is only executed from the position of attention?

                          Parade rest.


    1. Q. What are the lengths of the following steps?

                          QuickTime:                   30 inches

                          Double Time:                30 inches

                          Backward Step:            15 inches

                          Half Step:                      15 inches


    1. Q. What is a line formation?

                          A formation in which the elements are side by side or abreast of each other.


    1. Q. What is a column formation?

                          A formation in which the elements are one behind the other.


    1. Q. What is the only command that is executed by stepping off with the right foot?

                           Right step march.


    1. Q. While marching what is the required swing of the arms to the front and rear?

                          Nine inches to the front and six inches to the rear.


    1. Q. What are the three methods of instruction used to teach drill?

                          1) Step by Step, 2) Talk Through, and 3) By the Numbers.


    1. Q. Name the three parts of a properly structured learning objective:

                          The Task, 2) Condition, and 3) Standard.


    1. Q. What are the four parts of a lesson plan?
                              1) Introduction, 2) Body, 3) Summary, and 4) Supplemental Information




    1. Define Leadership.

                          Leadership is influencing people by providing purpose,

                          direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization


    1. What is the Army Birthday?

                          June 14, 1775


    1. Q. How many leadership traits are there?



    1. Name the three basic leadership styles:
                              1) Directing, 2) Participating, and 3) Delegating


    1. What are the three elements that make up your potential?

                          1) Natural ability and talent, 2) Knowledge and education, and 3) Inner desire and motivation


    1. How many leadership principles are there?



    1. There are five types of counseling, name three of them?

                          1) Performance, 2) Discipline, 3) Personal, 4) Career, and 4) Professional


    1. Name the four values a leader must posses:
                               1) Candor, 2) Courage, 3) Competence, and 4) Commitment


    1. What should you look for when recommending an individual for promotion?

                          Overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.


    1. What is confidence?

                          Projecting self-confidence and certainty in the unit's ability to succeed in

                          Whatever it does; able to demonstrate composure and outward calm

                          Through steady control over emotion.


    1. Q. Who sits on a promotion board?

                          The board may be comprised of all officers, all non-commissioned officers or

                          mixed. In all cases, members must be senior in grade to those being considered for promotion.


    1. Q. When was the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag officially recognized?

                          22 June, 1942 by an act of Congress.


    1. Q. The drive that comes from within yourself, is called:





    1. Q. How many stripes does the American flag have?

                          13 stripes (7 red and 6 white)


    1. Q. What do the colors on the flag represent?
    1. Red-Hardiness and Valor
    2. White-Purity and Innocence
    3. Blue- Vigilance, Preservation and Justice


    1. Q. How is the American flag raised to the half-staff position?

                          It is first raised all the way to the top of the staff for an instant, then

                          Lowered to half staff


    1. Q. If a flag is in the half-staff position, how is it lowered?

                          It is first raised to the top of the staff for a brief moment, and then it is lowered




    1. Q. What are the dimensions of the dress uniform nameplate?

                          1 x 3 x1/16 of an inch


    1. Q. Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the male Class B uniform?

                          The wearer’s left


    1. Q. Which direction does the belt tab on the army belt extend to on the female Class B uniform?

                          The wearer’s right


    1. Q. How are service ribbons worn on the male Class B uniform?

                          The ribbons centered 1⁄8 inch above the left breast pocket.

                          Ribbon mounts will remain centered above the pocket.


    1. Q. How many inches high is your star supposed to be?

                          1/8 of an inch