MIL how to acknowledge NCO's?

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  1. Skoal Brother

    Skoal Brother New Member

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    I'm in ROTC. I've never been in front of the formation, but all the juniors and seniors will be gone tomorrow, so I have to be in front. The officer who teaches us will not be there, so we have an NCO coming (staff sergeant). I'm going to call everyone to attention, but when the NCO comes over to take over the formation, I don't salute him right? I just stand at attention?
     
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    jmx2323 OT Supporter

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    Dont salute NCO's
     
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    you say "big sarge i have assembled the men"
     
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    WHEN TO SALUTE
    Army personnel in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons
    entitled (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).
    a. A salute is also rendered—
    • When the United States National Anthem, “To the Color,” “Hail to the Chief,”
    or foreign national anthems are played.
    • To uncased National Color outdoors.
    • On ceremonial occasions as prescribed in Part Two, Ceremonies.
    • At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag.
    • During the sounding of honors.
    • When the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag is being recited outdoors.
    • When turning over control of formations.
     
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    Off Memento Mori

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    Ready for x Staff Sargeant

    :dunno:
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    just sar'get
     
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    I think this answers it if he is taking over your formation
     
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    If he's wearing a medal of honor salute him as well
     
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    O:wiggle::rofl:
     
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    sarn't
     
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    When I got back from tech school it was hard to adjust to how relaxed people are here. It is normal to call everyone here by their first names other than the CMST or Officers, then you just call them by rank :mamoru:.
     
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    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    LOL @ responses.

    No salute, address by rank and/or rank + last name.

    "Sgt" or "Sgt Miller"
     
  13. Figori

    Figori Taking BRC to the EXTREME. OT Supporter

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    And don't forget to say "good game" afterwords. Otherwise he'll think your gay...
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    no pat on the ass?
     
  15. Kazzander

    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    You salute when turning over a formation to anyone, officer or enlisted. It should happen exactly like this:

    **SSG posts 6 paces in front of you at the POA**

    You salute and hold it, then say something appropriate, such as "All present or accounted for", or "The (squad/platoon) is formed, Sergeant."

    The SSG will render his salute -- the INSTANT he cuts his salute, you cut yours.

    The SSG will most likely say "Post" or "Take your post". Unless you have been taught otherwise, you step off to your left and march directly to the spot next to the last man in the back-most rank. If you have been taught something different, or if your normal platoon sergeant/squad leader does something different, then do that.

    ***EDIT*** On the off-chance that you don't have immediate access to one, here is the Army's Field Manual for Drill Ceremonies, as provided by the Oklahoma State ROTC: http://rotc.okstate.edu/pdf/FM%203-21.5%20Drill%20and%20Ceremony.pdf
     
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    Kazzander is correct
     
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    Kazzander I only got this for the search.

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    Just remembered, so don't forget this: If you have a formation at the end of the day for a formal 'fall out', it will go down one of two basic ways --

    1) The SSG will call the unit into formation, pass any word he may have, then call attention and give the command to 'fall out'. In this case you won't be doing anything except getting the fuck outta there and heading for the nearest cold beer.

    2) The SSG will call the unit into formation, pass any word he may have, then call for YOU, either by rank and name, or by the billet you're temporarily filling in for. You will post yourself three paces in front of him at the POA, then render and hold a salute. The SSG may have some final word for you, then will tell you to "Take charge and carry out the plan of the day," and salute. Again, when he cuts his salute, you IMMEDIATELY cut yours. He will walk away. You will take three paces forward so that you are now standing where he was standing, then about face. You should now be six paces and centered from the unit. Say whatever you need to say to the unit, then call to attention and give the 'fall out' command.

    If you know that the SSG isn't six paces and centered before you go up there, do the above as prescribed anyway, then fix your 'six and center' AFTER you take three paces and about face.
     

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