What is CORDS
CORDS, or Close Order Rifle Drill is a short ceremonial drill. It is used both as a demonstration of respect towards other units or high ranking members and a way of maintaining discipline within the unit.
Close Order Rifle Drills are always performed when lined up and starting from the position of attention.
There are seven basic commands that make up CORDs. This list of commands and associated procedures should be memorized.
When you hear the order for you to come to Attention, Count one and `SCROLL WHEEL OPTION ATTENTION` Do not move or close ranks when at attention. Attention is a one count step.
When you hear the order to Ready: Count one and reload your weapon by pressing `R`. Ready is a 1 count step.
When you hear the order to Aim: Raise your weapon 45 degrees up over a 3 count and then rotate left 45 degrees over a 3 count. Maintain your upstance.
When you hear the order to Fire, count one and fire one round. One round and one round only.
When you hear the order to Order Arms: Rotate right 45 degrees over a 3 count and then lower your weapon 45 degrees over a three count. This is exactly opposite of the Aim order.
When you hear the order to Parade Rest, count one and lower your weapon `DOUBLE TAP CTRL`