Flashcards in Section 8C - Professional Behavior Deck (49):
What must all personnel outside in uniform do during the raising and lowering of the flag?
Face the flag and salute.
How long should you hold the salute during the national anthem or "To the Colors"?
Until the last note of music is played.
If you're in a moving vehicle, what should you do when you hear the national anthem or "To the Colors" start to play?
Stop at the first note of music and sit quietly until it ends.
What should you do during the national anthem or "To the Colors" if you are wearing civilian clothes?
Face the flag (or sound of the music) and stand at attention with your right hand over your heart, or render a salute.
Do you need to stand and salute indoors during retreat or reveille?
No. (However, you must stand during the playing of the national anthem before a showing of a movie at the base theatre.)
A folded flag is considered cased and does not require a salute. (T/F)
Saluting is a courteous exchange of greetings. Who salutes first?
The junior member.
What item is rendered a salute as a sign of respect?
When may any Airman, NCO or officer who recognizes a need to salute, or a need to return one, do so?
When you return or render an individual salute, what parts of your body should you turn toward the flag or person being saluted?
Your head and eyes.
When you meet an officer outside a building and you're both in uniform, what should you do?
Initiate the salute upon recognition, allowing him or her time to return it.
If your hands are full when you approach an officer, what type of greeting is appropriate?
A verbal greeting without saluting.
A junior member salutes an officer carrying articles in both hands. What should the officer do?
Nod or verbally acknowledge the salute.
If you're in formation and an officer approaches, who calls the group to attention and salutes for them?
The person in charge of the group.
In formation, when do members salute or return a salute?
Only when given the command to do so.
If you're part of a group not in formation, who calls the group to attention? Who salutes?
The first person to see the officer calls the group to attention. Everyone faces the officer and salutes.
Are salutes required between individuals at public gatherings, such as sporting events and meetings?
Exchanging salutes between military pedestrians (including gate sentries) and officers in a moving vehicle is not mandatory. (T/F)
True. (Unless officer passenger's are readily identifiable.)
Must you salute properly marked staff cars? (T/F)
Persons in uniform may salute civilians. (T/F)
True. (Always salute the President and, if appropriate, military members in civilian clothes.)
In a work detail, who salutes?
The person in charge salutes for the whole detail.
While in uniform at a military funeral, when do you salute?
At the caisson or hearse passes by and the casket is carried by your position. Also, during the firing of volleys and the playing of Taps.
When is it appropriate to salute indoors?
In a formal reporting situation.
____ is defined as common, everyday courtesy/
What is the general rule for addressing civil servants properly?
Use the last name with Mr., Mrs., Miss or Ms., unless requested to do otherwise.
Gossip leads to low morale within the unit. (T/F)
True. (Don't gossip and discourage others from gossiping.)
Give some examples of proper telephone etiquette.
1) Be polite and identify yourself and your organization; 2) offer to take a message or help the caller when someone is unavailable; 3) write down the individuals name, organization, phone number and message; and 4) pass the information on to the intended recipient.
Why shouldn't you lean or sit on desks, lean back in a chair or put your feet on desks?
Because it doesn't present a professional military image.
What are some good general rules for military etiquette?
Use common sense, be considerate of others and insist that your subordinate do the same.
You should extend the same military courtesies to members of all US service branches. (T/F)
Should you salute commissioned officers or friendly UN forces and nations?
As an NCO, you must learn the identifying insignia of the military grades of all nations. (T/F)
False. (However, you should learn the insignia of the most frequently contacted nations, particularly during an overseas assignment or deployment.)
What happens when courtesy falters within a unit?
Discipline stops functioning and the mission is endangered.
In the Air Force, the position or place of honor is on the ____.
When you accompany or join a person senior to you, what position should you take?
The position to the senior's left.
What should you do when a senior officer enters or departs the room?
Rise and stand at attention.
Who calls a group to attention when an officer enters a room?
The first person to see the officer.
When wouldn't a group be called to attention when an officer enters a room?
When an officer of equal or higher rank Is already in the room.
Junior members enter a vehicle or boat ____ and sit on the senior's ____.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force?
CMSAF; Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force or Chief.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Chief Master Sergeant?
CMSAF; Chief Master Sergeant or Chief.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Senior Master Sergeant?
SMSgt; Senior Master Sergeant or Sergeant.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Master Sergeant?
MSgt; Master Sergeant or Sergeant.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Technical Sergeant?
TSgt; Technical Sergeant or Sergeant.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Staff Sergeant?
SSgt; Staff Sergeant or Sergeant.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for a Senior Airman?
SrA; Senior Airman or Airman.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for an Airman First Class?
A1C; Airman First Class or Airman.
What is the abbreviation and proper term of address for an Airman?