Present arms is a two-part drill command used by many militaries in the world as a sign of respect. It comes from the old British command Arms to the present and this was used especially between 1700 and about the late nineteenth century in Great Britain and later the United Kingdom. Within the Australian Defence Force, the command Present Arms is executed using the following procedures, If unarmed, a salute is rendered If armed with a F88 Austeyr, the command is PRESENT - ARMS. For instructional purposes the movement is divided into two parts, PRESENT ARMS BY NUMBERS - ONE. Move the right forearm smartly upward, bringing the rifle to a vertical position, raise the right foot through the position of mark time and place it on the ground with the instep against the left heel, the foot at the same angle as for the position of attention. If armed with a 7. 62mm SLR the command is Present - Arms and this movement is divided up into 2 parts. On the first 1, the rifle is flung from the shoulder to a position directly centered, at the same time, the left hand is brought up sharply and is to grasp the rifle just above the magazine. On the second 1, the hand moves sharply from a grasp around the pistol grip to a goose neck grip directly above the rear sight or directly below the rear sight on the small of the butt. At the same time, the right moves to the break step position. If armed with a sword, the command is Present - Arms and this movement is divided into 2 parts. As with the SLR, the timing is 1, 2-3,1, on the first 1, the sword is brought to the recover position. On the second 1, the sword is lowered in a sweeping motion towards the front, the current standard weapon of the French Military is the FAMAS, a short, bullpup assault rifle worn slung in diagonal over the chest, consequently, at the command Présentez. French military personnel will put the right hand flat over the handle of the weapon, the rifle itself does not move. Officers and non-commissioned officers holding a sword or sabre present it vertically, absent a weapon, the standard military salute is rendered, hand above the right eye, palm facing forward. In Indonesia, present arms is given the command in Indonesian, Hormat Senjata, the command Hormat, Gerak. is the command for personnel not carrying arms and is to execute a hand salute. For commands only to officers carrying swords, the command would be, Hormat Pedang, but when officers who parade with men carrying rifles, the Hormat Senjata, Gerak. command is used for both officers carrying swords and men carrying rifles to execute the present arms position. Within the United States Military, it is executed in the procedures, If unarmed, or armed with only side arm. If armed with a firearm, present the underside of the firearm towards the one receiving the honour, If bearing a guidon, lower the guidon to a horizontal position with the lower portion of the staff resting in the pit of the right arm
Sailors of US Navy present arms during burial on sea on aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
Soldiers of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force present arms with bayonets fixed