The Drill Pad
Army Drill

The 15-Inch Step, Backward

To march with a 15-inch step backward, the command is Backward, MARCH. The command is given only while at the halt. On the preparatory command Backward, shift the weight of the body without noticeable movement onto the right foot. On the command of execution MARCH, take a 15-inch step backward with the left foot and continue marching backward with 15-inch steps. The arms swing naturally.

The halt from backward march is executed in two counts, basically the same as the halt from the 30-inch step.

Individual Drill