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My dad is retired air force. He retired as a major general I really want him to wear his blues to my army basic training graduation when the time comes. Would he be able too? I really want a picture of us saluting each other i was also wondering how that works.
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SFC Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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He sure can. Make sure your Drill Sergeants are aware of his rank. If memory serves, there is paperwork you would have filled out...or will fill out...about family members that served and planning on attending your graduation and it asks what their rank is/was.
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1LT Peter Duston
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Maybe but I just showed up, was spotted by a Drill who moved me and my wife right up front so we could get a good view - no big deal! A retiree on Post is like a retiree waiting for a Space-A - Category 6
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1LT Peter Duston - But this is a retired GO. There is gonna be a specific set of protocol that is gonna need to be done...otherwise someone could get burned for not knowing a GO is on ground to watch their son graduate.
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Not many are going to go after a two star (retired) for a uniform infraction.

Edit: Others have made good comments about protocol. That's normally handled by CG's Staff, but I'm sure your Dad understands all this. The Command should be informed, either by you or him. A phone call to the appropriate staff member or a P4 (personal for) fonecon from your Dad to Commander would ensure it's done. Both he and the Command will do what is best. He may just info them that he will be in uniform and desires no honors etc. Often a VIP will be the Distinguished Guest, but this is more of a courtesy. It's your day but due to rank and courtesy, it's their show. You have to enlist first though, and graduate.
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TSgt David L.
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He can wear them as long as he meets the regs. Depending on when he retired the uniform reg may have been AFR 35-10 or more recently AFI 36-2903. I'm sure he'd be happy to wear his uniform for your graduation.
https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a1/publication/afi36-2903/afi36-2903.pdf
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