What happens if you don’t salute an officer?

Some times and places it is not appropriate to salute an officer. If you don’t render a salute where one would be expected, then you would like receive an on the spot correction. If you continue to refuse to render the proper respect, you can face nonjudicial punishment and UCMJ action.

Do Special Forces salute?

All military enlisted personnel in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize a commissioned or warrant officer, except when it is inappropriate or impractical (for example, if you’re carrying something using both hands).

Are Navy SEALs considered officers?

To enlist as a civilian, you simply go to the local Navy enlisted recruiter and request the Navy SEAL program. To join the Navy as an officer as a civilian after college, you will request to attend Officer Candidate School followed by BUD/S. The officer screening is different.

Do Navy officers salute each other?

NCOs do not salute each other. Everyone salutes an officer who is senior to them. In the Navy you do not salute indoors.

Is it disrespectful to salute if you’re not in the military?

Saluting is a military custom, not a civilian one. It isn’t disrespectful, its all customs and tradition. example: civilians(even prior service) will almost always address an enlisted soldier as ‘sir’ rather than by rank, sometimes they do though which is fine, its the same thing with a salute.

When did the Navy stop saluting indoors?

The Defense Authorization Acts allowed Service members and veterans not in uniform to render a salute during the National Anthem, the hoisting, lowering or the passing of the U.S. flag. Salutes are not required When indoors, except when Army and Air Force members are reporting to an officer.

Why do Marines not salute indoors?

So respect for social norms is the foremost reason. Indoors without a cover is about the only time you can be out of uniform, and you simply do not salute out of uniform anymore than in civvies. It is a Naval Tradition. Sailors and Marines just don’t salute uncovered.

Do generals salute each other?

Officers of equal rank, General or otherwise, typically salute each other with the junior one (i.e. the one who got to that rank later) going first. Generals in the same arm of a country’s military usually all know or would have heard of each other, so they know who is senior.

In which uniform is saluting not required for officers?

The President of the United States, as the commander in chief, will be saluted by Army personnel in uniform. g. Civilian personnel, to include civilian guards, are not required to render the hand salute to military personnel or other civilian personnel.

Do Medal of Honor recipients get saluted?

There is a military tradition that dictates all uniformed members of the service render a salute to Medal of Honor awardees regardless of rank; this is one of the unique customs and courtesies associated with the medal.

How do you say hello in military?

– (U.S. Marines) An abbreviated or unmotivated “Oorah”. Often used as a form of acknowledgment or greeting. Yes, we really do walk around saying “Errr” at one another in the way normal civilized humans say “Hello.”

Do officers salute higher ranking officers?

A salute is a public sign of respect and recognition of another’s higher rank. When in uniform, you salute when you meet and recognize an officer entitled to a salute by rank except when inappropriate or impractical.

What rank is a CPO in the Navy?

Chief petty officer Chief petty officer (CPO) is the seventh enlisted rank (with the paygrade E-7) in the United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, just above petty officer first class and below senior chief petty officer.

Do Army soldiers have to salute Navy officers?

Ever wonder who to salute and when? You are required to salute all commissioned officers, both male and female, of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, USPHS and NOAA.

Do you salute an officer who addresses you in the dining room?

When an officer of superior rank enters a room, the first Soldier to recognize the officer calls personnel in the room to “attention” but does not salute. A salute indoors is rendered only when reporting. When you are dismissed, or when the officer departs, come to attention and salute.

Do officers have to salute back?

An Officer must return every salute. A salute is a greeting between junior and senior.

Do Boy Scouts salute military?

Because the Boy Scouts of America uses its own salute and not the conventional Military salute, Scouts may render salutes whether or not one or more of the Scouts in attendance are wearing covers (headdress, caps, hats, etc.).

Why can Marines put their hands in their pockets?

The thought process being that Marines must always present themselves as professionals, and having your hands in your pockets somehow detracts from professionalism. So the Marine Corps made it a rule, and that rule is enforced at Marine Corps bases from Okinawa, Japan, to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Do Sailors salute on submarines?

Naval personnel do not salute indoors or below decks …. And only in the first meeting of the day. Since a submarine is underwater for weeks or months no salutes would be warranted.

Can a civilian salute?

TLDR – Civilians should face the flag and place their right hand over their heart during the National Anthem. Saluting the flag is a gesture reserved for the military. While civilians can salute soldiers, many veterans consider it inappropriate or awkward.

Can a civilian salute a soldier?

In the United States, a civilian does not render the hand salute used by uniformed military personnel. The President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the US military, and not a civilian.

Do you salute without a hat?

When in uniform and not wearing headdress one does not salute. Instead, compliments shall be paid by standing at attention. If on the march, arms shall be swung and the head turned to the left or right as required.

Are warrant officers respected?

In the Navy warrant officers are given the same respect and honor as any other officer. However, in truth we treat them like the scum they are. Basically they’re not good enough to be commissioned officers and they no longer wanted to be enlisted. They figure they’re too good for us.

Who is the only 6 star general?

George Washington Jeremy Ray, Manager of History Interpretation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon explains how George Washington has remained our highest ranking officer in the American Army.

Does a lieutenant outrank a warrant officer?

The LT absolutely does not outrank the sergeant major or first sergeant. Sure, on paper, all Army officers outrank all enlisted and warrant officers in the military. Instead, they mentor the lieutenants, sometimes by explaining that the lieutenant needs to shut up and color.

What does left handed salute mean?

Secondly, what does it mean to salute with left hand? Left Handed Salutes. Actually only the Naval services (Navy and Marine Corps) are authorized to salute with the left hand when necessary. This usually means when your right hand/ arm is incapacitated due to injury but it can also apply at other times.

Do soldiers salute enemy officers?

It is customary to salute foreign officers (friend or foe). It is a mark of mutual respect and acts as a reminder to both parties that they are soldiers and that they each have responsibilities to the other. “If you are an enlisted prisoner of war, you must salute all enemy officers.

Do enlisted salute enlisted?

Salutes are not exchanged between enlisted members. Second lieutenants are required to salute first lieutenants. If it is a military member, they will salute officers. It is customary to return the salute whether you are in uniform or wearing civilian clothes.

Do I salute the flag in civilian clothes?

Saluting the American Flag when in civilian attire MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. When in athletic clothing, face the flag or music, remove hat or cap and stand at attention; a hand salute is not given.

Who is the highest decorated soldier ever?

He was one of the most decorated American combat soldiers of World War II. He received every military combat award for valor available from the U.S. Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism.

Audie Murphy
Birth name Audie Leon Murphy
Born 20 June 1925 Kingston, Texas, U.S.

Are officers required to salute Medal of Honor winners?

OFFICIALLY, there is no law or military regulation requiring all servicemembers to salute Medal of Honor recipients, but you are allowed (and I mimight add HIGHLY encouraged) to do so when the recipient is physically wearing the medal, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Has anyone ever won 2 Medals of Honor?

Nineteen service members have been awarded the Medal of Honor twice. The last living individual to be awarded two Medals of Honor was John J. Kelly 3 Oct 1918; the last individual to receive two Medals of Honor for two different actions was Smedley Butler, in 1914 and 1915.

What does Bravo Tango mean bomb?

Emergency Codes. AC – Aircraft crash ADW – Assault w/ a deadly weapon AID – Accident Investigation Detail BO – Out of order BT – Bomb threat (‘Bravo Tango’) CP – Complaining party CPD – City/County property damaged CRT – Information computer <– Time to burn those printouts!

What does Mike mean in military?

Mikes – Minutes. November Golf – NG or No Go (fail) Oscar-Mike – On the Move.

Why are Marines called Boots?

Boot. A pejorative term for a new Marine fresh out of boot camp. The term’s origin apparently comes from Vietnam, as an acronym meaning “beginning of one’s tour.” New Marines joining a unit are usually referred to as “boots” until they go on a deployment or have at least a year or two in the Corps.