Why do we keep seeing these questions? I remember...was it...yes! DAY ONE in the Army they taught me who and when to salute! Everyone from the lowest ranking private to the highest ranking 5-star (yes there is such a thing) General salutes someone, either initiating the salute or returning the salute. I don't understand why everyone is so hung up on this. The salute is not a bad thing. It is the greeting between practitioners of the profession of arms, and is rendered out of respect to that persons rank, position, and profession. I have seen those of equal rank salute each other to show respect. I have saluted those who I personally thought were a$$holes because I was rendering respect to the rank and to the traditions of the service, not because I was saluting the person. Yes, 2LTs salute 1LTs. Yes, LTCs salute COLs. What about this subject is hard to understand? Jeez. I swear, the next person that asks about saluting on this website........ Oh yeah, before anyone asks, we ALL salute the President, regardless of who holds the office! WHEN IN DOUBT, WHIP IT OUT! Nobody will ever be pissed at you for saluting, but if you don't salute when you are supposed to...then you might catch a butt chewing.
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