Posted on Jul 4, 2020
SPC Andrew Murray
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As I understand it Regan was the first president to return a military salute and when questioned by a general about it being improper due to him being a civilian not in uniform he told them to change that rule and every president since has saluted the troops. I'm curious if there was an actual rule change or if it is an unwritten rule?
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Maj John Bell
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Th First Amendment. Any General telling any civilian that any legal form of expression is improper, needs to check his oath and his place.
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SGM Gerald Fife
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The President, as you know, is the Commander-in-Chief of our great military. As such, when he is saluted, which is often, he will return the salute. I seriously doubt if that General would question the President. But then again, the General probably didn't know the POTUS was the CIC. And the ONLY civilian in Command. Though yesterday when President arrived at Mount Rushmore, I noticed he did not return the salute of the two Marines at the door of the helicopter when he got out.
What difference does it make whether the President returns a salute. really, he is the Commander-in-chief. A Rule, a policy or unwritten rule, why does it matter.
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SSG Instructor
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its covered in AR 600-20
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COL Mark Voichoski
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Do you know if a Soldier is required to salute the flag when walking past an outside flagpole?
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Not a requirement COL Mark Voichoski
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