PFC Grubbs, Cody
CUSTOMS AND COURTESY
The AR for Customs and Courtesy covers a wide range of things from how and when to salute officers to saluting the flag. One of the things in AR 600-25 explains how to salute officers under different circumstances. When you are walking towards an officer you salute about 6 paces out or when you are within speaking distance. It also explains how to report to an officer when you enter their office, you would wait to be called to enter and state your name and salute until the salute is returned back, and stand at the position of attention while addressing the officer. Also it says that when you are walking with someone that is higher ranking than you, you would walk on their left side. I think that Customs and Courtesy is important because it is a sign of respect. Officers and senior enlisted soldiers have been through more than I have and have sacrificed more, so out of respect the least some one could do is obey the proper custom and courtesy rules. In AR 600-25 it also tells you the importance and the steps of rendering arms to the flag. On the first note of Reveille you would stand at the position of parade rest, and once Reveille is done a cannon will go off the sound of “To the Color” will begin, and you go to the position of attention and render arms. The Flag is so important because many brothers and sisters of the army have died in battle serving our country under the flag, so it is very important to show the proper respect during the raising and lowering of the flag. AR 600-25 also explains all different kinds of ceremonies and how and what to do during them and for them. One thing that it states is that the Army Song will be played at the conclusion of every review, parade, and honor guard ceremony, and during the Army song soldiers will stand at the position of attention. It also says that if there are soldiers from foreign countries in our parades or ceremonies, we will honor them and respect them by...
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