Marine Corps JROTC
National Drill Championships
SOP Updates / Clarification Page
Below are the event update/clarifications that have been implemented since
the initial posting of all event materials. These items listed below are found
in inverse chronological order to their date of implementation.
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#1 - 08 February 2023: Update Page Set-up, Initial Items Posted
The OFFICIAL 2023 SCORE SHEETS are now posted. The Registration Paperwork is posted on the event website. Schools selected to attend should click the REGISTRATION button to ensure your schoo is set to attend with Event Manager Sports Network International.
#2 - 01 March 2023: SOP Finalized, Website Finalized
The OFFICIAL 2023 SOP has been revised and is now posted.< It maintains the word "SUPPLEMENT" under the event title on page one. This will be the overriding document in use for the event. Teams should read through this carefully with their Cadet Commanders to ensure all rules and procedures are followed. Floor Diagram has been revised as the Competition Committee had a few small changes to the diagrams posted on-line. Largest changes are the inclusion of distinct entry and exit points in both Color Guard and Regulation Drill, as well a s NO FIXED entry point within Exhibition.
#3 - 02 March 2023: Clarification on Parent Spectating during the Unit Inspection Event
Unlike past years, the Unit Inspection event has been opened for spectating. ONLY those people coming with this team performing may watch their inspection. The Instructor(s) of the unit performing will control who is allowed in the area. Anyone the instructors do NOT wish to have spectating will be required to leave. Teams will immediately file into the Team Photo area, get their Team Photo take and then prep and perform within the Color Guard competition on the other side of the airwall.
#4 - 03 March 2023: Correction on the Floor Diagram
The Color Guard digram was previously drawn with separate entry and exit paths. This is INCORRECT and has been fixed to maintain a single entry/exit opening directly to the judges RIGHT. The entryway opening remains at 15'.
#5 - 03 March 2023: MAJOR CHANGE on the INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Along with greater direction on spectators and their seating, the Procedures described in detail on page 4-7 B. Inspection Procedures item 5 have been changed. The SOP now parallels the Marine Corps Order and states the following that all schools must execute:
"" 5. Once inside the area, the Cadet Commander will command, "Open Ranks, March". He/She will go check the alignment and distance of the three squads. Once that is completed the Cadet Commander will return to a position that is three paces in front of and one pace to the right of the first squad leader. At this point He/She will command "Ready Front, Cover". On the command "cover" the Cadet Commander will return to a position that is approximately 6 paces from the platoon and centered on the Head Judge and then Report In to the Head Judge."