Posted on Nov 12, 2020
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For now; rank and last name in correspondence and sir or ma’am in person.
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Lt Col Jim Coe
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Recommend linking rank with last name at beginning of email or conversation. For example: Captain Smith, what time is your special presentation on Iraq?

Sir or ma’m works as well, but in the world of uncertain pronouns rank may be safer.
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Capt Mark Strobl
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Just an opinion: “Sir” and “Ma’am” should be the way to address seniors. Enlisted members should be addressed by Rank LastName. (You’re not that salty yet.) Best to let them tell you when it’s OK to be more familiar.
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SFC (Join to see) Yes. A career change & a couple of curve balls have redirected my focus. Still try to stay engaged here on RP. Sorry to have “gone dark.” Still here.
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