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The current U.S. military Close Order Drill is still based on the contributions of General Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian Army officer who served as a volunteer in the Continental Army. He is otherwise known as 'Savior of the Army' for his leadership in organizing American troops in America's Revolutionary War.
During their 1778 winter quarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, von Steuben taught a select company of 100 soldiers close order and musket drills. During this process, these men experienced working together towards a common goal where their individual 'me' became their collective 'we'. These soldiers, in turn, taught the remainder of the Continental Army, which in turn endowed the Army with the vision and determination to overcome many hardships with dauntless courage and sacrifice. The rest is history. See von Steuben's 'The Blue Book' - Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops. See how Khalsa Women transform 'me' into 'we' next. --