Customs and Courtesies AR 600-25

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What Army Regulation covers Salutes, honor, and visits of courtesy?AR 600-25
Salutes are not required to be rendered or returned when the senior or subordinates, or both are what?In civilian attire. Engaged in routine work if salute would interfere. Carrying articles with both hands so occupied as to make saluting impracticable. Working as a member of a detail, or engaged in sports or social functions where saluting would present safety hazard. In public places such as theaters, churches, and in public conveyances. In the ranks of a formation.
When do you salute inside a building?When reporting to your commander. When reporting to a pay officer. When reporting to a military board. At an indoor ceremony. At sentry duty indoors.
What is the origin of the Salute?The origin of the Hand Salute is uncertain. Some historians believe it began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. A citizen who wanted to see a public official had to approach with his right hand raised to show that he did not hold a weapon. Knights in armor raised visors with the right hand when meeting a comrade. This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat. By 1820, the motion was modified to touching the hat, and since then it has become the Hand Salute used today.
Can you salute as a prisoner?No, you have lost all right to salute.
Enlisted members generally do not exchange salutes, what are some examples of when they would exchange salutes?When rendering reports in formation. When reporting to an enlisted president of a board
On what command would you salute while in formation?Individuals in formation do not salute or return salutes except at the command Present, ARMS.
Is the recipient of the Medal of Honor entitles to salute? Yes
When meeting an officer in the open, how far away should you be before rendering the hand salute?Approximately 6 paces when our paths will bring you close by, or within speaking distance when making eye contact.
Who salutes in a group of soldiers not in formation?The first person to see the officer should call the group to attention and everyone salute.
When a President or Former President of the U.S. arrives and leaves an army installation, how many gun salute do they get?21 gun salute, both times
When lowering the flag (retreat) the flag is folded (cocked hat) and treated as a cased color. Do persons meeting the flag detail salute the flag?No. Once the flag has been folded (cocked hat), it is treated as a cased Color and not saluted by persons meeting the flag detail. The flag will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect any sort of honors.
Who will set the time of sounding the reveille and retreat?Installation Commanders
During the sounding of reveille, when is the flag hoisted?On the first note of reveille
At the last note of retreat, what will happen?A gun will be fired (if available) on military installations, followed by the playing of the national anthem or sound of "To The Color" (using a drum and bugle corps, a bugler, or recorded music) concurrent with the lowering of the flag. The flag will be lowered to ensure completion at the last note of the music. The same respect will be observed by all military personnel whether the national anthem is played or "To The Color" is sounded.
When foreign soldiers are invited by U.S. forces to participate in parades, where will they be positioned?They will be assigned a position of honor ahead of U.S. soldiers. As a special compliment, a small escort of honor composed of U.S. soldiers will precede the foreign soldiers.
What is the official song of the U.S. Army?The Army Goes Rolling Along
When was "The Army Goes Rolling Along" dedicated by the Secretary of the Army?Veterans Day, 11 November 1956, and officially announced on 12 December 1957.
During the playing of the Army Song, how will individuals stand?They will stand at attention and sing the lyrics of the Army Song when played.
The Army Song is always played at the conclusion of what events.Reviews, Parades, Honor Guard Ceremonies
What is customary for all Officers of a unit, organization or installation to do on New Year's Day?Call upon the commanding officer on New Year's Day. The commander may designate a convenient hour and place for receiving such visits or omit the visit if desired. Commanders may exercise the option to have such visits take place on a day other than New Year's Day if deemed more practical.
What personnel are included in Full Military Funeral Honors?9 Member team ( 6 pallbearers or firing team, a chaplain, officer or NCO in charge, and a bugler if available.)
Where do you walk when walking with someone that is senior to you?On the senior person's left
When meeting an officer in the open, how far away should you be before rendering the hand salute?Approximately 6 paces when our paths will bring you close by, or within speaking distance when making eye contact.
Who exits a military vehicle first?The senior person, then in ascending order
What is the only time that you do not remove your headgear when reporting to an officer indoors?When under arms
When are you considered to be under arms?When you are carrying a weapon in your hands, by sling or by holster.
How long is the call " To The Color"40 seconds