I was at the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, NC about 20 years ago and a young marine walked up behind me and said, "What's up Army Duuuude!" When I turned around and he saw that I was a E-7/SFC, he snapped to at ease position and looked like a deer in the headlights. I told him that my rank was SFC, equivalent in rank to a Marine Corps Gunny, not Army Dude! I told him that if he is approaching someone from behind that he does not actually know, assume they are an officer or verify their rank first. He thanked me and I dismissed him!
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