2018 Army JROTC Drill Championships
SOP Updates Page
Below are the event rule updates/modifications that have been made to date.
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1) 10 September, 2017: SOP Updates site established, Official Event Invite, SOP, score sheets posted
The SOP Update site is established and ready for modifications/clarifications/changes to be posted here. Event scoresheets and the SOP are posted. Floor diagrams and many other documents will be added in the coming months. Please check back often to be most prepared for this event.
2) 08 January, 2018: Unit Inspection Entry/Exit Paths Flipped
SNI has flipped the in and out doors in BOTH inspection areas. They were just wrong and this will allow a smoother entrance and departure from the floor. In the corrected diagrams, the cadets will enter in the same back of the room point but will come towards the judge on his/her right. When completed, the unit will right face and then column of files right out the door in the back LEFT of the room. The diagram is located on the PaperworkHQ section of the Army Nationals website.
3) 15 February, 2018: Allowed Color Guard Accesories Itemized
This update is provided to SPECIFICALLY authorize all competing color guards the ability if they wish to maintain white gloves, white pistol belts, white rifle slings, and/or even white rifles themselves. In AR 670-1 para 2-6(e)(1) allows this and therefore we will allow it. IN FACT, the manual makes no reference to JUST THE COLOR WHITE. Therefore, any/all colors within good military taste (certainly the most common of OD green, white, black and blue) would be acceptable and may be used without penalty. Teams are STILL CAUTIONED they may NOT wear chrome helmets, fanny pouches and other unauthorized additions to the uniform.
Thank you, good luck and safe travel to all attendees!