NJROTC MANUAL OF ARMS OUTLINE

(From NJROTC Cadet Field Manual: NAVEDTRA 37116 - C)

I. RIFLE NOMENCLATURE

	A. The Manual of Arms teaches discipline and proficiency
	B. Should be done with snap (at quick time while marching)
	C. Sling should be included in grip

1. Butt Heel 9. Lower Hand Guard 16. Stock Ferrule Swivel
2. Stock 10. Upper Hand Guard 17. Sling
3. Small of Stock 11. Barrel 18. Trigger Housing Group
4. Receiver 12. Front Sight 19. Safety
5. Rear Sight 13. Bayonet Stud 20. Trigger
6. Bolt 14. Gas Cylinder 21. Trigger Guard
7. Operating Rod Handle 15. Stacking Swivel 22. Butt Toe
8. Operating Rod

II. POSITIONING THE RIFLE
A. Order Arms
	1. Position of Attention with rifle
	2. Assumed on command fall in and on command of ORDER, ARMS
	3. The butt of the rifle is on the deck right beside the right shoe lined with the
	right toe. Hand guard sits in "V" of thumb and forefinger.  The fingers are 
	straight together and the right hand is behind the rifle with the thumb along 
	the trouser seem.
B. Trail Arms
	1. Assumed for short distance movement
	2. Assumed when facing movement is given from order (order is re-assumed
	after movement is complete)
	3. Command is TRAIL, ARMS (Given only from order) and is one count
	4. On ARMS you raise the rifle straight up 3 inches keeping the wrist straight and 
	your thumb still on the seem.
	5. On the command of ORDER, ARMS you lower the rifle back down
C. Rest Positions
	1. Commanded and executed the same as without arms except what is described
	in 2 and 3
	2. On PARADE, REST your left foot is moved 12 inches to the left.  Rifle butt
	still kept against your toe but, you push the rifle forward until your arm is
	straight.   While pushing your hand slides from the upper hand guard to right
	below the stacking swivel with the rifle in the  V  of your hand and your hand
	curled around it.  At the same time your left hand is moved smartly to your back
	as in the position of parade rest without the rifle
	3. On REST leave your right foot in place but, you can move your left foot.  The
	rifle is held at parade rest but your arm is relaxed.  You can talk quietly.
D. Port Arms
	1. Is always called before dismissing personnel under arms.  And is the only
	command that can follow inspection arms
	2. Is a two count movement
	3. The rifle is held across the body, bisecting the your neck and left shoulder
	(forming a 45 degree angle).  The butt is in front of your right hip.
	4. On PORT, ARMS your grab the rifle with your right hand and brig it up across
	your chest and your right hand is slightly left of your face.  At the same time bring
	your left hand up and grasp the rifle at the balance point.  On count two move
	your right hand to the small of the stock.  Press your elbows against your sides
	and keep your right forearm parallel to the deck and keep your rifle 4 inches in
	front of your chest.
E. Order from Port
	1. Command is ORDER, ARMS.  Is three counts
	2. (1) On ARMS bring your right hand to the upper hand guard.  (2) Release the
	balance point with your left hand and lower the rifle to three inches off the deck
	to the right of your toe with the barrel straight up.  Move your left hand (fingers
	straight/joined) to the stacking swivel with your palm facing to the rear with your
	wrist straight.  (3) Lower the rifle gently to the deck and smartly drop your left
	hand to the position of attention
F. Right Shoulder from Order
	1. Command is RIGHT SHOULDER, ARMS.  Is four counts
	2. (1) On ARMS go to the first position of port arms.  (2) Then release the upper
	hand guard with the right hand and grab the butt.  Your thumb and index finger
	on top of stock, the other fingers grasp the butt of the rifle.  Place the rifle on the
	shoulder without changing the grip on the butt.  have the rifle tilted 45 degrees to
	the ground.  Keep your elbows tucked in and your right arm parallel to the deck. 
	While putting the rifle on the shoulder slide your left hand to the small of the
	stock.  Keep the left hand straight and parallel to the deck keeping the palm
	towards the chest.  (3) Drop your left hand to your side as in attention.
G. Port from Right Shoulder
	1. Command is PORT, ARMS.  Is two counts.
	2. (1) On ARMS jerk rifle down by the butt so it will spring from shoulder.  As it
	comes of turn it 25 degrees so the rifle will fall as in port arms.  As your jerk the
	rifle off bring your left hand up to catch the balance point (keep it 4 inches from
	chest). (2) Move right hand to small of stock
H. Order from Right Shoulder
	1. Command is ORDER, ARMS.  Is four counts
	2. (1) Remove rifle from shoulder as described in Port from Right Shoulder.  (2)
	Grasp the upper hand guard with your right hand, and keep forearm parallel to the
	deck.  (3 & 4) Come to order as described in Order from Port
I. Right Shoulder from Port
	1. Command is RIGHT SHOULDER, ARMS.  Is three counts
	2. (1) On ARMS let go of small of stock and grasp butt heel.  (2 & 3) Do rest of
	movement as said in Three and Four of Right Shoulder from Order
J. Left Shoulder from Order
	1. Command is LEFT SHOULDER, ARMS.  Is four counts.
	2. (1 & 2) Go to port arms.  (3)  Release balance point with your left hand and
	place the rifle on your left shoulder with your right hand.  Same time take butt
	heel in the left hand. (4)  Drop your right arm to side as in attention
K. Port from Left Shoulder
	1. Command is PORT, ARMS.  Is two counts
	2. (1) On ARMS grasp small of stock with your right hand.  (2)  release butt with
	your left hand ad at same time bring rifle across body and grab balance point.
L. Order from Left Shoulder
	1. Command is ORDER, ARMS.  Is five counts.
	2. (1 & 2)  Go to port arms as said in Port from Left Shoulder above.  (3, 4 & 5) 
	Go to order as said in steps one, two, and three of Order from Port
M. Left Shoulder from Port
	1. Command is LEFT SHOULDER, ARMS.  Is two counts
	2. (1 & 2)  Go to left shoulder as said in steps three and our of Left Shoulder
	from Order
N. Inspection Arms
	1. Command is INSPECTION, ARMS.  Is four counts
	2. (1 & 2)  Go to port arms.  (3) Drop head smartly and look at chamber of rifle. 
	(4)  Raise your head smartly back to position of attention

III. SALUTES UNDER ARMS
A. Rifle Salutes
	1. Command is RIFLE, SALUTE and termination command is READY, TWO
	2. Can be given from Order, Trail, Right Shoulder, or Left Shoulder Arms.
		A. Salute from Order
			1. On SALUTE move the left arm across body keeping your arm
			and wrist straight with fingers joined and palm down.  First finger
			joint touches rifle between stacking swivel and bayonet stud.  (not
			in ranks turn head toward person or colors the salute is for).
		B. Salute from Trail
			1. Same as from order only rifle is 3 inches off the deck
		C. Salute from Right (Left) Shoulder
			1. Your left (right) arm moves across the body with fingers
			straight and joined and palm down.  First finger touches receiver
			and arm is parallel to the deck (not in ranks turn head and eyes
			toward person or colors saluting).
B. Present Arms
	1. A second way of saluting under arms.
	2. Command is PRESENT, ARMS.  Can be done from Order of Port Arms only
		A. Preset from Order Arms (Two counts)
			1. (1) Raise rifle to 4 inches in front of center of your body with
			the sling away from you, rifle straight vertical, and the stacking
			swivel eye level.  At same time grasp the balance point with left
			hand with fingers joined. (2) Grasp small of stock with right hand
			with finger joined and elbows against the side
		B. Present from Port Arms (One count)
			1. Turn rifle in hands and lower it o Present Arms position
		C. Order Arms from Present
			1. Command is ORDER, ARMS
			2. Executed same as Order from Port













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