Thanks Pat!! I was once one of them back in the early 60's. Loved it and had fun doing it to. Only thing for us then we had silver pots instead of the white hat. Looked more professional. We were in our Blues also. (Rich.inAz.orinnameonly)
I will say that the Navy Drill team was good, however the Marine Silent Drill platoon made them look like rank amateurs, and I am a retired Navy Man myself. Given the choice of duty at a Naval activity or going back to the Marines I would choose the Marines with no hesitation. I was a Corpsman with Second Recon Battalion at Camp Lejeune in the early 60's and enjoyed every minute of it. We even have an association of former Recon Marines and Corpsmen, reunion every year.
We were never that good,,but we were good. In 1959, while stationed in Hawaii, I was on the USAF Drill team,,,we toured the islands,,,and put on a good show,,did not have the fixed bayonets,,,De' Fellars' are GOOD.