Washington. Supplementation. page 3 *This regulation supersedes AR – customs. and Visits of Courtesy Guard of the United States. but does not identify. For more information on Customs, Courtesies and Traditions see Army Regulation , Army Command Policy, paragraph ; AR , Salutes, Honors. Study 33 AR Customs and Courtesies flashcards from Cherie K. on StudyBlue.

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It is information, beliefs, and customs handed down by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction. The Army has its own customs, both official and social. The Army, despite vigorous reorganization in the s and s, carried on the lineage and honors in units that exist still today.

Courteous behavior provides a basis for developing good human relations.

All established arts, trades, and professions, all races of people, all nations, and even different sections of the same nation have their own practices and customs by which they govern a part of their lives. However, during the French Revolution, the cap was adopted and worn as a “Cap of Liberty,” and is now a traditional symbol of liberty.

But the Army still retains bugles and the music with which they communicate to soldiers is another reminder of our heritage. The older an organization, the more soldiers, both active and retired, have had the opportunity of serving in and identifying with it and the more opportunities the organization has had to win battle honors.

A salute indoors is rendered only when reporting. All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when customd meet and recognize persons aand by grade to a salute except when it is inappropriate or impractical in public conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theaters, or when driving a vehicle.



In general, you don’t salute when you are working for example, under your vehicle doing maintenanceindoors except when reportingor when saluting is not practical carrying articles with both hands, for example. Never go “over the heads” of superiors-don’t jump the chain of command. Saluting is obviously inappropriate.

Victories in the old days were sometimes expressed in terms of the number of enemy colors captured. If I had been carrying something and he wasn’t, he would have saluted. Besides, you know the proper command would be ‘at ease,’ ‘stand at ease,’ or ‘carry on. Above the sword is a rattlesnake holding in its mouth a scroll inscribed “This We’ll Defend. Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. A soldier addressing a higher ranking officer uses the word sir or ma’am in the same manner as a polite civilian speaking with a person to whom he wishes to show respect.

Simple courtesy is an important indicator of a person’s bearing, discipline, and manners.

Remember the salute is not only prescribed by regulation but is also recognition of each other’s commitment, abilities, and professionalism.

The practice of carrying colors into battle persisted through the American Civil War; the last Medals of Honor ae during this conflict were for capturing Confederate colors. If you are with a group in a military vehicle or bus, remain in the vehicle. The way you salute says a lot about you as a soldier. This practice gradually became a way of showing courtesied and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat.

At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag. Some other simple but visible signs of respect and self-discipline are as follows: As you continue in your service, remember that these also help in unit and self-discipline, building the team and demonstrating your professionalism. The center of the seal depicts a roman breastplate over a jupon, or a leather jacket. Any flourish in the salute is improper.


Cavalry units’ spurs and hats. On February 20,General Washington’s headquarters issued an order on flags. This flag was designed to meet the need for one banner to represent the entire Army. When in a formation or a group, the senior soldier present will call the group to “Attention” and then “Parade, Rest” at the first note of “Retreat.

Remember first that with higher rank comes greater responsibility.

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Some historians believe the hand salute began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. When speaking to or being addressed a noncommissioned officer of superior rank, stand at parade rest until ordered otherwise. On the right side rises a musket with fixed bayonet flanked by the National Color. With the Declaration of Independence and the formation of troops, came the need for items to identify the soldiers and military units.

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When used singularly, the term “Color” implies the National Color. The first person who sees an officer enter a dining facility gives the order “At ease,” unless a more senior officer is already courtesiies.

It is often considered good manners for a younger person to say sir or ma’am when speaking to an older person. The old rank of Ensign-originally an Army title, now used only in the Navy-was assigned to the regiment’s junior officer who carried the flag ensign into battle. There were stable calls, water calls, drill calls, sick calls, and church calls on Sunday.