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When must army personnel in uniform salute?

When they meet and recognize persons entitled to the salute.
(Medal Of Honor recipients)


Who will salute first?

The junior person.


What should accompany the rendering of the hand salute?

The appropriate greeting


When will personnel salute indoors?

When reporting to a superior officer.


When is it required to salute officers in official vehicles?

When recognized individually by rank or identifying vehicle plates and/or flags.


Who is required to salute an officer while said officer is driving in a POV?

Gate Guards - unless duties make it impractical


Who will be saluted by army personnel in uniform?

the President of the United States


What are the 6 situations when salutes are not required to be rendered or returned by the senior or suboordinate?

1. civilian attire
2. engaged in routine work ( if salute would interfere)
3. carrying articles with both hands so occupied as to make saluting impractical
4.working as a member or a detail or engaged in sports or social functions, where saluting would present a safety hazard.
5. in public places (theaters, churches in public conveyances)
6. in the ranks of a formation


What Publication covers customs and courtesies?

AR 600-25

24 SEP 2004


Is the U.S. flag dipped by way of salute or compliment?



When will organizational colors be dipped by way of salute?

In all military ceremonies while the national anthem, "to the colors", or a foreign nations anthem is being played and when rendering honors to organizations and individuals for which the ceremony is being held.


Will the U.S. Army flag be dipped.

Yes. It is an organizational color and will be dipped accordingly.


Who is required to be present to salute with canon?

A commissioned officer


When will a salute with cannon not be fired?

Between retreat and reveille, on Sunday's, or on national holidays unless, at the discretion of the commander directing the honors, international courtesy or the occasion require the exception.


What does a salute to the union consists of?

1 gun for each state.


How many guns are required for national salute or salute to a national flag?



What should always be displayed at the time of firing a salute?

The flag of the U.S. Or national color


How must the national flag be displayed on Memorial Day?

Half staff from reveille until noon at all army installations then immediately before noon the band will play an appropriate musical selection. And at 1200 hrs the national salute (21 guns) will be fired at all installations.


What courtesy must be performed on Independence Day?

In commemoration of the Declaration of Independence, a salute to the union (50 guns) will be fired on all army installations


During ceremonies, what should follow the performance of a foreign nations anthem?

After a foreign nations anthem, without pause, the anthem of the U.S. Will be played


What should soldiers do if the pledge of allegiance is recited at a ceremony?

Soldiers will not recite the pledge of allegiance.


What will soldiers do at official functions, social/sports events when the pledge of allegiance is being recited?

1) when in uniform, outdoors: stand at attention, remain silent, face the flag, and salute.
2) in uniform indoors: stand at attention, remain silent, face the flag.
3) in civvies: stand at attention, face the flag, with the right hand over the heart and recite the pledge. With headgear


Who will set the time of sounding reveille and retreat?

installation commanders


When will a gun be fired during retreat?

At the last note of retreat.


What will be played at the end of retreat?

The national anthem or "to the color"


When must the flag be completely lowered at the end of "to the color"?

At the last note of to the color


How are the colors displayed during a parade or ceremony?

In order of seniority from right to left as viewed from the rear.


What is the official song of the U.S. Army?

The army goes rolling along


When must the army song be played?

At the conclusion of all reviews, parades and honor guard ceremonies.


What traditionally occurs on New Year's Day?

It is customary for all officers of a unit, organization, or installation to call upon the commanding officer on New Year's Day


What funeral honors are active duty and retired soldiers entitled to?

Full military honors: 9 member team (6 pallbearers and/or firing party, chaplain, an officer and/or NCO in charge, and bugler if possible.


What funeral honors are veterans entitled to?

A service detail consisting of 2 uniformed military members


What personnel have lost the right of funeral honors?

1) a dishonorable discharge
2) bad conduct discharge
3) dismissal from the service awarded by court-martial
4) other then honorable conditions discharge
5) officer registration in lieu of court-martial, which results in characterization of under other than honorable conditions