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. The rifles used do not have firing pins.
Each 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 Corps 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 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 Armys Field Manual on Drill and Ceremonies.