Posted on Jun 17, 2014
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O-1 to O-3 salute O-4 to O-10

O-4 salutes O-5 to O-10

O-5 to O-6 salute O-7 to O-10

In short junior officers only salute senior officers and admirals
and senior officers only salute admirals.

Is this a safe line of thinking?
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SFC Stephen Carden
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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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I'm about as far as you can get from being gay, but I think I'm a little bit in love with you right now for this post. ;)
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A1C Charles D Wilson
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Yes true and least we forget a M.O.H. winner gets saluted from every one and they return the salute. Salute 07.
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CH (CPT) Battalion Chaplain
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Great answer! When I was an O2 I ALWAYS saluted an O3.
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LTC Paul Labrador
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An officer salutes anyone who outranks them, and is saluted by anyone they outrank.
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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Let's not rehash 2lt vs 1lt salute again!
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SGT Ben Keen
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Oh geez here we go again!!!!!! I'm have tempted to combine this thread with the infamous "Should a 2LT salute a 1LT thread"
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PFC Zanie Young
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In one word: D'OOOOOOOOOOH!
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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No exceptions a 1Lt still outranks a 2Lt and a salute isn't an option it is required !
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MAJ Operations Officer (Opso)
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The real question is if they are all Navy Seals who salutes who?
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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SEALs do not salute each-other. They middle finger salute everyone else heh heh
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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If' you are still alive after an encounter with one CPT M, then you can let me know.

Just watched "Lone Survivor" last night. I maintain a pretty strict personal rule about "based on real life" movies - I have to read the book first so I can get the real story in order to pick out the "artistic license" stuff. I ignored my rule because I needed a good fix so I watched it and if even half of it is true, DAMN!!!
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CPT Public Affairs Officer
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The truth is actually a little more harrowing!

The part where you see Luttrell hobble to the stream....he crawled and according to some accounts it was about 7 miles. I am not sure if I believe that completely, but that part was left out because they said it would be unbelievable.

The other major part is that the village did not fight the Taliban. The village's force was too large and the Taliban knew better than to take them on. The Taliban did try to sneak in and take him though.

They utilized the reporting for Extortion 17 being shot down in August 2011 for the basis for the Chinook that was shot down in the movie as a tribute to Extortion 17 and the NAVSPECWAR members that were on board.

I watched it Sunday night for the first time. It had taken me a while to want to watch it after the reaction of some of the Soldiers I know from B Co., 7-158th AVN. Due to this, I waited to watch it. It was worth a watch. Good flick.
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PO1 Master-at-Arms
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Oh yeah, read the book! Glad I read it back in 2011. Watched movie last month and was a bit disappointed by distorted facts and Hollywood drama
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