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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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CPL Larry Bezemer
CPL Larry Bezemer
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Need to check hi computer for kiddie porn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PO1 William Van Syckle
PO1 William Van Syckle
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As much as they want it, this is not the snowflake military. Some are trying to turn it into one, but it’s not going to happen. I have a hard time understanding how somebody could even ask this question. Why.....
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CPT William Fahey
CPT William Fahey
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Couldn’t have said this any better! What is happening to our country and our military? I can’t believe this question even came up! I am profoundly disturbed by this.......
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CPT George Wilkins
CPT George Wilkins
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Ref: NOT SALUTING? Why is it that some of our "comrades in arms" are having such difficulty separating the "S--T FROM SHINOLA"?
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SMSgt Diana Pasterchick
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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 NEVER felt the need to "feel more included" with officers. #WTF
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SFC Michael Williams
SFC Michael Williams
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COL John Hudson - I'm surprised that an E-9 would be so arrogant to do something like that...if the Sergeant Major of the Corps knew that I'm quite sure that he/she would personally had flown to his unit, address and resolve it in a heartbeat.
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SFC Michael Williams
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SSG Michael Doolittle
SSG Michael Doolittle
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Here here I am on your team
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CPL Larry Bezemer
CPL Larry Bezemer
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Why not go to the SOF group page and ask them
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Edited 3 y ago
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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SFC Michael Williams - Yea i've been chewed out by accidentally saluting in the field out of habit. Train like you fight, don't salute in the field.
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PFC Rick Schuetz
PFC Rick Schuetz
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Well said Chief.
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TSgt Michael Z Williamson
TSgt Michael Z Williamson
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SFC Barbara Layman - Yeah, between USAF, US Army, and two different states' Guard units, I look like a tin-plated dictator. I wore them all to prove a point--that most of the ribbons were irrelevant or redundant.
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
MSG Felipe De Leon Brown
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SFC Barbara Layman - I've known enlisted Medal of Honor awardees as a member of Special Forces. I saluted them always. I've also saluted and been saluted by other soldiers. For me, it has always been a sign of respect and recognition of another's achievement(s).
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