Jaffe Eager Squad and Eager Individual drill competitions
Drill, or marching, is a military tradition rooted in the need to move large numbers of troops from place to place in an orderly fashion.
The competition will stress precision and unison in motion. All rifles are demilitarized, meaning they have no firing pins.
The Jaffe Eager Squad competition will be from 7 to 10 a.m. Cadets will start at Lane Hall and move to the Drillfield. The rain location is the Perry Street Parking Garage.
Each company's Eager Squad consists of a junior class commander, two sophomore squad leaders, and eight first-year cadets.
In addition, a first-year cadet and a sophomore will represent each company in the Eager Individual competition, which consists of a test on cadet knowledge, a uniform inspection and a test on proficiency in accordance with Armed Standard drill.
The Eager Individual competition will be from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Upper Quad.
The Jaffe Eager Squad Trophy is named in honor of the late Jeff Jaffe, a member of the Corps of Cadets Class of 1942. Each of the 11 members of the winning squad is recognized with a cash award made possible by a trust established by Jaffe.
The Corps of Cadets conducts the competitions in accordance with FM 22-5, the Army's Field Manual on Drill and Ceremonies.