Final Drill occurs just before the Crucible and signals the end of Phase III; this event encompasses many basic and advanced drill movements which recruits are expected to perform without fail. This is the second of two platoon close order drill evaluations. Final Drill will showcase platoons' successful execution of drill movements both at the halt and while marching.
The first platoon will step onto the parade deck at the crack of dawn and receive the order to "Fall In" from their DI. DIs will then lead the platoon on specified order of drill commands. This event will be evaluated by the battalion Drill Masters, the top practitioners of COD on the Depot. The top platoon will be awarded with a trophy and will earn points which will determine the Company Honor Platoon at graduation.