Linda Maye Adams

Daily Archives: June 23rd, 2014

The Origins of Military Cadences


One of the first things in Basic Training the Drill Sergeants did was march us.  We marched everywhere — to the mess hall, to the ranges, to the barracks.  To help keep us in step, and in some cases, just to keep going, the Drill Sergeants called cadences. You’ve probably seen them if you watch …

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