Do you salute a sergeant major?

Do you salute a sergeant major?

Nothing at all. Any service member in uniform is free to salute any other service member of any rank at any time.

What happens if you don’t salute an officer?

Failure to or even refusal to salute is not an offense, it is merely an indicator that a military member may be disrespecting a superior commissioned officer. Disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer is however a crime under Article 89 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

When should you salute an officer?

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).

Do officers have to salute back?

An officer does not have to return any salute, of course, it is just polite to do so. An Officer must return every salute. A salute is a greeting between junior and senior.

Do officers wives get saluted?

Why would I ever salute a spouse? Yes. Yes it does. And it is usually by higher ranking officer wives.

Do you 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 you salute an officer out of uniform?

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.

Can a veteran salute an officer?

U.S. military personnel in uniform are required to salute when they encounter someone entitled by grade or rank to a salute, such as a superior officer. Also regardless of rank, any recipient of the Medal of Honor is granted a hand salute even from a more senior officer.

Can a veteran salute in civilian clothes?

Civilians and military members in civilian clothes should place their right hand over their heart, while military members in uniform should render a salute throughout the ceremony. Vehicles in motion should stop.

Can veterans salute during taps?

However, the playing of Taps continues to be a part of a military funeral/memorial honors ceremony. Upon hearing Taps at a military ceremony, proper protocol dictates those individuals in uniform render a salute until the music is complete. Civilians should remove their headgear and place their hand over their heart.

What is the highest form of military courtesy?

The salute is the highest form of military courtesy. It is executed by raising the right hand smartly until the tip of the forefinger touches the right eyebrow or the front brim of the headgear when covered.

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