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HA! Haahaaaaaaaa! Oh...wait. I think I actually peed a little. Be right back.

WTF are you talking about? Saluting and the greeting of the day are mandatory. MAN-DA-TORY. It's slop like this that is stripping the military out of the military. Why not let people wear what they want to duty? Wouldn't want to make them feel like less of a snowflake because they have to be subject to the oppression of wearing rank and looking like everyone else. It might bruise their precious ego that an emasculated society has provided them. There's a place for not saluting, it's in the field. They should have PLENTY of time to save their arm strength and pride when they are knee deep in mud and sweating through their uniform while forging something useful out of what society has provided to the military.

Not saluting...you just made my heart break a little inside, marine.
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Who let the douche-bag troll, John Curry, in here?!!
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SPC Randy Torgerson
SPC Randy Torgerson
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Let me side with Col Robert Halvorson, WTF...!!!!!
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SGT Kenneth Kramer
SGT Kenneth Kramer
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WOW !! LMFAO !!
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TSgt Donald Johnson
TSgt Donald Johnson
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Can't salute, don't want to salute, get a different job, certainly not in the military. I took great pride saluting those appointed over me and every time knew it took everybody pulling together to get the job done. Proud Enlisted.
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Is this a joke? If it isn't, that old belief, "there are no stupid questions" was just completely disproved. And FYI-- as an enlisted person, I truly respect the role of our officers, however, I NEVER felt the need to "feel more included" with officers. #WTF
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TSgt James Warfield
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CPT Chris McGowan - Yes I guess in your own mind you put a logical argument.
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CPT Chris McGowan
CPT Chris McGowan
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TSgt James Warfield -

I stated my opinion, respectfully, regarding professional behavior. In unsolicited response you accused me of being a Socialist and a Marxist and said other weird stuff.

I provided you the definition of what a socialist and Marixist was, and explained why I was not one, nor are 95% of Americans of being so.

I spent one sentence mentioning you use talking points that are exactly like what Fox News used. You spent an entire new rant about things fully irrelevant to our discussion. So, yes, in "my mind' it was a logical argument. As it should be in most peoples minds.

Now, as a recovering alcoholic I have, myself, been guilty in the past of writing in forums/tweeting drunk. They probably sounded very similar to your post. If you were drinking while responding, know you are not alone and I encourage you to A: Not write while drinking and B: Evaluate how often you drink to see if you have a problem.

And no, I am not accusing you. I am recognizing a potential issue due to personal experience. That's all.
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SMSgt Kevin Townsend
SMSgt Kevin Townsend
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Maybe we can let them waive like Gomer Pyle.
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CPL Lyle Montgomery
CPL Lyle Montgomery
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I totaly agree with the Col. We don't need more milk toast panty waist pussys in the military
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If the junior members are feeling undermined and not included it's because they don't have an understanding of the custom. It is an exchange of respect initiated by the junior, reciprocated by the senior. Seniors are just as responsible for returning a salute as juniors are for giving one.

On a related note enlisted should not feel embarrassed when accidentally saluting another enlisted member either.
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SrA Billie Eubanks
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I’ve definitely done that. It’s hard to play off and just you know, pretend to be fixing your hair or whatever.
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TSgt James Warfield
TSgt James Warfield
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PO3 Mark C. - I sure pray you are right because not only in the civilian world are cowards rising up, but the more I read articles and post on Rally Point, it sure seems like a lot are popping up in the military.
I always took confront that should this country every start falling under the control of Socialist and Marxist or any other group that would under mind our Constitution, that the military would not go along way such commands. Now I am not so sure. It seems we have many in officers and higher ranks of enlisted, who are more concern with status, and blinded by what is being taught in or schools, and being pushed by Hollywood elites and media. I just wonder how long this country has left.
I never in my years seen what I have seen over the past four years, no the past 12 years. Never thought I would either.
This country, my country is not prefect, never was, but we have moved always toward the goal of the constitution. and the Preamble, that all are created equal, it's taken years and decades but we have moved toward this goal. Until 12 years ago we allowed a president, who I thought was going to be great one, divide this country more then it was when I was growing up. Then I watched a man become president who I didn't think should every be in office, get things done, that others who have life time in office never achieved. A perfects man, far from it, but a man with love for country and love for people,
Know I never thought I would see the day when having pride in ones country was a travesty and the more one tore down the country is honored as hero.
The original question and the people who support it only prove my point.
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Melissa Didericksen Didericksen
Melissa Didericksen Didericksen
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I did that, thankful the one I saluted was so nice about it so I wasn't embarrassed I front of others.
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Melissa Didericksen Didericksen
Melissa Didericksen Didericksen
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SSgt Joseph Baptist oh all the FEELS!! That was the the most sweetest interaction I've heard of! Thanks so much for sharing! <3
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