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1 Customs and Courtesies C/1st Lt Ernesto Pinero

2 Overview 2 Saluting procedures Reporting procedures Seven Basic Responses Distinguishing ranks Proper greetings Detachment Area Policies Summary Questions

3 What is it? -“Saluting is a courtesy exchanged between members of the Armed Forces as both a greeting and a symbol of mutual respect.” Pg. 6, AFI1-1 7 AUGUST 2012 Who? - Commissioned officers, active or retired, and POC When? - While in uniform, outdoors. Salute indoors ONLY when reporting in to meet with an officer or POC. Saluting Procedures

4 Reporting Procedures Center on the door or cubicle entrance and knock once Enter, Center yourself 2 paces away from the individual Salute (officer or POC) and state: “Sir/Ma’am, Cadet (last name)reports (as ordered).” Hold the salute until the officer or POC drops their salute and remain at the position of attention until told otherwise. At the end of a conversation, cadets will stand and assume the position of attention (if at a different position) and ask, “Will that be all sir/ma’am?” If so, take one step backwards, salute (if reporting to officers or POCs) and render the proper greeting of the day, leave, and take the most direct route out

5 1.“Yes, Sir/Ma’am” 2.“No, Sir/Ma’am” 3.“No excuse, Sir/Ma’am” 4.“Sir/Ma’am, may I ask a question?” 5.“Sir/Ma’am, may I make a statement?” 6.“Sir/Ma’am, I do not know.” 7.“Sir/Ma’am, I do not understand.” Seven Basic Responses

6 GMC vs. POC Distinguishing ranks

7 What? -“Good morning/afternoon/evening Sir/Ma’am.” More than one = “Ladies/Gentlemen” When? = “Good Morning Sir/Ma’am” = “Good Afternoon Sir/Ma’am” = “Good Evening Sir/Ma’am” Proper Greetings

8 When not to greet/salute – Cadre/POC on phone or behind you – When carrying large objects, just greet If you know Cadre/POC’s name greet them. – “Good Morning Maj. _____” – “Good Afternoon C/_____” When addressed by POC, stand at attentionContinued

9 Office Policies - MUST report in when entering cadre member AND NCO offices unless told otherwise. - GMC MUST report into POC office when applicable. - Standing in doorway UNACCEPTABLE! Detachment Area Policies

10 Calling room to attention NO Public displays of affection (PDA) or inappropriate language and conversations Voices kept LOW in detachment area No SLEEPING in uniform in detachment area Cadet areas are a PRIVILEGE, keep area clean! NO conversations in hallways, move to cadet roomContinued

11 Right side of hallway when walking Brace the wall when an Officer is in Hallway Brace wall if not enough room Stand at attention when Wing Staff walks in When addressed at Lead Lab, stand at attention and recite: “Sir/Ma’am, C/______, ___ Flight” then ask question or make statementContinued

12 Overview Saluting procedures Reporting procedures Seven Basic Responses Distinguishing ranks Proper greetings Detachment area policiesSummary

13 Questions? C/1st Lt Ernesto Pinero Cell: (832)


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