Kazoo M asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 2 months ago

Military soldiers?

What is a battalion of soldiers that stand in a military file called, prepared to receive orders?

The above large amount of soldiers are not in a parade, nor show any type of salute, simply waiting in a strict file for the commander's order to advance forward.

Thank you in advance.


Allow me to make the question easier to understand, think of a "cohort."

Update 2:

Students, I provided ample time for the answer, which was never produced.

Therefore, I will convey the answer = Formation.

4 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    A battalion standing awaiting orders would be called a "battalion."  Or, whatever the unit actually was.  They do not have to be on parade for it, and the names don't change if they are.

    When my Ranger patrol does it, we are still called a patrol.  We rarely stand on parade anyway!

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They are called a battalion of soldiers waiting to be called to attention. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    a Flight or a Squadron

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is no such thing as you describe. A US Army battalion consists of about 800 soldiers. There is no such thing as a "strict file". The last time that the US Army did someting like that was the early part of the US Civil War about 1863.

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