Posted on Nov 15, 2017
Cpl Kevin Alexander
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I am a Marine and my wife is commissioning in the Air Force and would like me to get in uniform and render the "first salute". Marines typically do not salute indoors, but are there any exceptions or provisions for ceremonies such as this?
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MAJ Don Bigger
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Don’t give it a second thought. It’s your wife, for heaven’s sake. Even IF someone were to say anything, it would probably be nothing more than “Marines aren’t supposed to salute indoors”. In which case you simply say, “Ok, I’ll never do it again”. And, if it’s an enlisted member that says anything, 2LT Alexander can chew them out. :)
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LTC Stephen C.
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Spot on, MAJ Don Bigger!
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LT Brad McInnis
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Do you really want to tell your wife "No!" You will pay for that for a looong time. JK. Just do it. I have never heard anyone getting in trouble for rendering honors. Congrats on you both!
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SN Greg Wright
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I'd just do it. 99% sure no one will give you guff for something like this, and if that 1% asshole does, it'll merely be an ass chewing, nothing more. I'd do it.
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