Drill and ceremonies as a tool for leadership development. Drill is a skill that teaches all the elements of followership – immediate response to orders, attention to detail, complying with specific direction, and the importance of teamwork.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A DRILL TEST
1. Use the Promotion Progress Form to determine the Drill & Ceremonies Achievement Test required for you next promotion.
2. Use CAPT 78-2, Learn To Lead: Drill & Ceremonies Test Manual, to look up your Drill Test Score Sheet.
*NOTE: Print the Drill Test Score Sheet and place it in your binder (you are required to bring this to your testing date).
3. Review the Drill Test Score Sheet so you know what you are required to learn and perform for your test.
**NOTE: The Wright Brothers Milestone Drill Test Score Sheet is not available until IMMEDIATELY after completion of the online proctored Leadership exam. The Proctor ensures that upon completion of the exam, the Drill Test Score Sheet is printed and the Drill Test is given in accordance with the Score Sheet.
4. Study the maneuvers you are responsible for learning in CAPP 60-33, Civil Air Patrol Drill and Ceremonies Pamphlet.
5. Practice the maneuvers multiple times ensuring you know each command and the drill maneuver associated with the command, and are able to successfully complete the maneuver as cleanly and as crisply as possible.
6. If you need assistance, ask for help from your Cadet Leaders.
7. Use the Drill Videos linked below to assist you while practicing at home.
Drill resources are listed in the right-side menu (bottom of the page on mobile devices).
HOW TO TAKE YOUR DRILL TEST
When you are ready to take your drill test, you MUST use your Squadron’s established procedures to officially request a Drill Test.