Presentation on theme: "Military Customs and Courtesies"— Presentation transcript:
1Military Customs and Courtesies MIDN 2/C Smith, R.MIDN 2/C Broadwater, Z.31 AUG 2006
2ObjectivesKnow rank structures among all 4 branches of service and how they are related.Recognize Midshipmen ranks, as well as those of Army and Air Force CadetsKnow the Importance of following Chain of Command (CoC)Briefly describe the two branches of the Chain of Command (CoC)
3ObjectivesBriefly describe the roles & responsibilities of key battalion billets.Be able to identify and exhibit professionalismBe able to exhibit proper etiquette around the unitBecome familiar with Military Customs
4RANK STRUCTURES“Never trust a private with a loaded weapon, or an officer with a map.”-Anon
6Rank StructuresMidshipmen officer ranks are indicated by gold bars worn on the collar or shoulder-boardsArmy and Air Force cadet ranks can be found in the East PassagewayRule of Thumb: If it is shiny, then salute!Salute all Officers, Colors & Standards not cased.
7Army Cadet RanksArmy Cadets wear their rank on their collars EXCEPT while in BDU’s.Rank is worn on the cover while in BDU’s
11Chain of Command“You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin' command here.”-Jayne, Firefly
12What is Chain of Command? The sequence of leadership in an organization who have direct authority and primary responsibility for accomplishing the assigned unit’s mission while caring for personnel and property in their charge.
13Importance of Chain of Command Essential for effective management, accountability, and a strong means of operation.It provides a method of showing respect to the next senior person in the chain as well as a method of maintaining the integrity of the organization.
14Midshipmen CoC BNCO BNXO COMPANY CO PLATOON CO SQUAD LEADER MIDN IN RANKS
15ADMINISTRATIVE CoC BNCO BNXO Department Head Department Head BilletBilletBilletBilletBilletBilletBilletBilletBillet
17What is Professionalism? The standing, practice, or methods of a professional, as distinguished from an amateur.
18Entering Staff Offices Stand at attention and knock three (3) times“Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Sir/Ma’am/Gunnery Sergeant/ Senior Chief, MIDN (Your Name) request permission to enter/reporting as ordered/(state your purpose).”SOUND OFF!!!Wait till granted permission to enter, then come to attention in front of his desk.If waiting outside, stand at parade rest.
19Being Addressed By Staff When addressed by a staff member, stand up at parade rest!!!
20Addressing StaffMIDN or Active Duty, address all staff and those appointed over you at every occasion.Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening Sir/Ma’am/Gunnery Sergeant/ Senior Chief.
21Answering the Phone“Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening University of Florida Navy ROTC, MIDN (your name), how may I help you?”
22Raising and Lowering of the Flag As soon as flag detail starts marching, stop where you are and stand at attention. When the flag is raised or lowered, if in uniform salute until detail has stepped off. If not in uniform stand at attention until detail has stepped off.
23Send it up your chain of Command! Any Questions????Send it up your chain of Command!