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Sharp, Smooth: Here Comes the Silent Drill Platoon

July 28, 2021 , DOD News

A platoon performs.
College Performance
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich. ,June 1, 2021.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Nello Miele
VIRIN: 210602-M-ZL739-2053
A platoon performs on a field.
Platoon Performance
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform in Novi, Mich., June 1, 2021.
Photo By: Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Bernadette Pacheco
VIRIN: 210601-M-WM968-1069M
A platoon practices on the beach.
Sunlit Training Session
Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon complete training at Camp Lejeune, Feb. 25 2021.
Photo By: Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Kolela
VIRIN: 210224-M-GN436-577M

Discipline and Professionalism. Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon have been exemplifying such behavior since 1949 with unique performances and calculated drill movements.

The members of the 24-man rifle platoon are individually interviewed and selected from infantry schools at Camp Pendleton, California, and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. These Marines also train as infantrymen to keep their skills proficient. 

Check out these Marines as they deftly demonstrate elaborate rifle spins and tosses. 

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