It probably isn’t the Chechens.
On more than one occasion I heard that it would give you 10% “more lift.”
I’ve spoken with a few NCOs who have privately confessed that they’ve been locking their knees in formation for years.
According to the regulation, there is nothing wrong with going right over left, or going back and forth between the two, or – unfathomable – some kind of random design.
One, one, one, one…
Update: Yes you do.
“Dude, there was a guy over in 1st Battalion that died in a motorcycle accident, and listen to this shit – he wasn’t wearing a reflective belt, so they denied his family the SGLI.” “Why do you have to wear eye-protection, you ask? Well first of all, if god-forbid you should get shrapnel to the … Continue reading Army Myths: No eye-pro, No SGLI
Ask anyone who the default road guard is during a movement formation where no road guards have been designated and they are likely to say that it is the second guy in the far left and right rank. I’ve seen it at every unit I’ve been in. We’re marching somewhere, the cadence caller shouts “Road … Continue reading Army Myths: Road guards are the second person(s) in the far left and right rank
There’s no secret. Just put it on.
Don’t do it.