Respect and Courtesies to officers and NCO's is hard weaved into the daily life and culture of the United States Army and its important to understand why this is important. Inside this piece of writing you are going to learn the black and whites of FM 7-21.13 Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies and Traditions. We will also look into AR 600-25 Salutes, Honors and Visits of Courtesy. Also we will also look at DA Pam 600-60, A Guide to Protocol and Etiquette. Don't be worried this is just to get started. You will also learn where these customs came from, what they are today and the importance of the role it plays in todays Army. There are a lot of things we do in life and the army that are visiable and non visable that is direct reflection on not only us as a person but an organization for what we stand for. Many people say actions are louder than words and I agree but also know how powerfull words are and the way they are used and spoken can mean just as much as thoes actions.
To get this rolling we are going to look directly at FM 7-21.13 Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies and Traditions. This is a good FM to start with for many reasons. The first reason we start with this FM is that the section it is well written and is easy to understand. The second reason is it has some good examples and qoutes that tell a story and many people can relate to. The third reason is that this FM is first is that its states the basics clearly.
“ The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the Nation. A reflection of that pride is visible in the customs, courtesies, and traditions the army holds. Adherence to them connects us with soldiers throught America's History. “
This is the first qoute out of FM 7-21.13 Chapter 4
To summerize the above qoute we display this pride...