Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Insdav3, Feb 14, 2006.
Do you salute Sentors...congressmen and stuff? What is the lowest it goes?
No you don't.
There was a big controversy about this back during the 2004 presidential elections because Kerry was making active duty troops salute him when he wasn't the commander in chief.
I always see troops saluting donald rumsfeld
The SECDEF, SECNAV, etc. are all part of the chain of command, so wouldn't they rate a salute?
I salute Captains and above
I thought both candidates were treated like they were president during the elections ...
They are a part of the chain of command as taught in boot camp.
President, Vice Pres, Sec of Navy, and Sec of Defense are all "honorary" members of the chain of command. In boot camp, they'll ask who the Secretary of the Navy and you have to say "Honorable Mr. Johnson!" -- or "Honorable Mr. England" most of the time I was in boot camp.
despite the regs, you can't go wrong saluting anyone. it's a simple show of respect and courtesy.
personally i would probably salute a senator or congressman if i knew they had a military background or were presenting me with an official award, but that's just me.
in uniform, yes
not in uniform, it's not required, and most officers would prefer you didn't
Don't forget to salute your flag while in uniform.
only if it's being raised, lowered, or is passing by, like in a parade
i salute it whenever I pass near one in uniform. (outside, obviously)
Must be a canadian thing
My penis salutes all females...rank has no means.
only majors and above here.
loved it the other day when we had a colonel come through the squadron. our commander (lt. col) asked the person closest to the stairs if he called the squadron to attention. The 1Lt said.. "Why?"
don't salute any time your not wearing a cover, if they aren't in civilian attire or if you're in a combat zone. that pretty much covers it. that's just naval branches. i think army/af salute w/o covers on sometimes?
yes you salute the pres, vp, sec of defense and sec of (your branch).
i once heard that an enlisted CMOH receipient is saluted by officers. any truth to that? and i'd think rummy would warrant a salute as he's our boss and a retired navy captain
Yes, all MOH recipient's rate a salute.
not just that, but the other person has to initiate the salute to the MOH recipient, no matter what rank is.
One of the interesting benefits that a CMOH earner deserves but it is now law.
Authority and privileges
Early Army version of the Medal of HonorThe U.S. Army Medal of Honor was first authorized by joint resolution of Congress on July 12, 1862. The specific authorizing ordinance is found in U.S. Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Part II, Chapter 357, Section 3741:
The President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of honor of appropriate design, with ribbons and appurtenances, to a person who while a member of the Army, distinguished himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty.
Later authorizations created similar medals for other branches of the service.
The Medal of Honor confers special privileges on its recipients both by tradition and by law. By tradition, all other soldiers, sailors, and airmen, even higher-ranking officers, initiate the salute. By law, awardees have several benefits:
Each Medal of Honor awardee may have his name entered on the Medal of Honor Roll (38 U.S.C. § 1560). Each person whose name is placed on the Medal of Honor Roll is certified to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being entitled to receive the special pension of $1,027 per month. As of December 1, 2004, the pension is subject to cost of living increases.
Enlisted recipients of the Medal of Honor are entitled to a supplemental uniform allowance.
Recipients receive special entitlements to air transportation under the provisions of DOD Regulation 4515.13-R.
Special identification cards and commissary and exchange privileges are provided for Medal of Honor recipients and their eligible dependents.
Children of recipients are eligible for admission to the United States military academies without regard to the quota requirements.
Recipients get a ten percent increase in retired pay under 10 U.S.C. § 3991, subject to the 75% limit on total retired pay.
Those awarded the Medal after October 23, 2002 also receive a Medal of Honor Flag. The law also specifies that all 143 living Medal of Honor recipients receive the flag also along with all future MOH recipients
I don't know, but they sure as hell earned the salute and if I knew someone was a MOH recipient I would salute them regardless of whether they were wearing the actual medal it or not.
I've read that a lot of them are very humble about it.
Sorry if this is a bit ot, but does anyone know who is the last moh recipient that did not die in combat? The latests recipeints received the moh posthumosly, respectively.
They should of shit stomped Kerry instead.