Posted on Feb 16, 2015
SFC Arcc (Army Reserve Career Counselor)
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Maybe it's just me, but does it absolutely drive anybody else crazy when you see a broke, half-butt salute from a civilian?? What about veterans past and present?
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CSM Brigade Operations (S3) Sergeant Major
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I don't know about civilians saluting and if they do I don't pay it much attention.

There is however a serious issue with current military members saluting, both from the officer and enlisted side.

Seems the return greeting of the day these days is something like "What's up", "How ya doin", or "Hey". The proper rendering of the salute is pretty pathetic also, half-assed just like you said.

All services need to clean it up on both the officer and enlisted side.
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SFC Arcc (Army Reserve Career Counselor)
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I'm not the most "HOOAH" Soldier in the Army by no means....just something about that wannabe salute that makes me cringe.
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TSgt David Holman
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It doesn't hurt near as bad as seeing the salutes I have seen from some young officers/enlisted guys. There were two guys who stood outside the parking area for one of the Anchorage malls taking donations for a local veteran assistance unit, and both would salute if they new the person was military. One was extremely sharp, the other was a "half salute/half wave"...
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almost like standing at "parade pretty"....lol
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PO1 Rudy Dowdy
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I don't mind kids or teens. Or even old scouts. As long as they use the scout salute.
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