Posted on Jun 11, 2014
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SrA Ronald Moore
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Respect. Honor, Executed by th junior member to the other, Identifying a timeless practice of a way to Say ,"I trust you, Greetings done going in and coming out, A sense of recognizing a superior And saying we do not run away from the battle,, A sense of saying, "We are in this togther".A sense of Unity ,
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PO3 William Carrien this is not a great way to look at it. a salute isn’t a sign of respect for the person. it’s a sign of respect for the rank. for me, regardless of whether i personally like or respect a superior officer, i don’t shy away from or try to avoid a salute. by the same token, i gladly return salutes rendered to me.
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SMSgt Bob Wilson
SMSgt Bob Wilson
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Ron, agreed 100%. Respect is to the rank, NOT the person.
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PO3 Brandon Martin
PO3 Brandon Martin
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Well said…I was both enlisted and later, an officer. I witnessed both sides of the sometimes confusing salute!
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LTC Tom Jones
LTC Tom Jones
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Well said, SrA Ronald Moore
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Ian McDonald
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As a civilian family member nothing was more powerful than the salute given to my mother in dad’s funeral. I think it is more than just respect. In that moment it said that they acknowledged my dads service. That he was important. That his mission was done.

I think as an outsider observing that when a subordinate salutes a higher officer they are acknowledging the superior’s rank and responsibilities. The salute back is a thank you and acknowledgement that they could only be where they are because of the teamwork of the subordinate.
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LTC Tom Jones
LTC Tom Jones
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Thanks, Ian.
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LCDR Paul Doe
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Saluting is a show of respect to someone of a higher rank or position.
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