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HA! Haahaaaaaaaa! Oh...wait. I think I actually peed a little. Be right back.

WTF are you talking about? Saluting and the greeting of the day are mandatory. MAN-DA-TORY. It's slop like this that is stripping the military out of the military. Why not let people wear what they want to duty? Wouldn't want to make them feel like less of a snowflake because they have to be subject to the oppression of wearing rank and looking like everyone else. It might bruise their precious ego that an emasculated society has provided them. There's a place for not saluting, it's in the field. They should have PLENTY of time to save their arm strength and pride when they are knee deep in mud and sweating through their uniform while forging something useful out of what society has provided to the military.

Not saluting...you just made my heart break a little inside, marine.
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Sgt Steven M.
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CPO Nate S. - Well Chief, as an "old Corps" Sergeant, I rendered my "Parade Ground" salute to all officers and WOs. I could always tell the slackers, both Officer and Enlisted, by the precision of their salutes. My personal belief, SSgt. Edholm, is that that question does NOT come out of a true Marine's mouth, or even to enter his/her thoughts. In other words, "What's wrong with you?"
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PV2 Jeffery Jordan
PV2 Jeffery Jordan
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Is this a Marine we're hearing from, or an Antifa plant. WTF?!? When I was in (yes back in the 80's) you rendered honors due where due! Yes I believed that officers should have all been mavericks(have done an enlisted term before OCS) but they earned the rights and privileges that they have by earning their officer status in the first place.
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PFC LaVada Strickland
PFC LaVada Strickland
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Yeah, bullying, berating and calling soldier’s names is always a good way to get a point across.
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SPC Dustin Hall
SPC Dustin Hall
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A salute has always been around since dawn of our military. It is time honored tradition that shows respect for officers, and show correct military etiquette. It is like saying your rank and last name. It gives a structure, and pyramid on leadership. This Is not the Boy Scouts, or any other feelings heavy thing. If your think this is a joke, or if you are truly asking you are not in the right place. Military life is not for everyone, but the set Code of Conduct it gives battlefield leadership. Discipline, and respect. And above all coming from a Marine asking this question, I am starting to see how far the military ha fallen in discipline. And not to mention my son is leaving for the military in June.

You May not like the officers in charge above you, but it TRADITION to salute. If you do not think so, then it is time to move on and go into the civilian world.
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SMSgt Diana Pasterchick
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Is this a joke? If it isn't, that old belief, "there are no stupid questions" was just completely disproved. And FYI-- as an enlisted person, I truly respect the role of our officers, however, I NEVER felt the need to "feel more included" with officers. #WTF
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MSgt Dale Johnson
MSgt Dale Johnson
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COL John Hudson - He should have given you a proper respectful greeting but was absolutely correct in NOT rendering a salute in a War Zone...Instant target of opportunity.
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MSgt Dale Johnson
MSgt Dale Johnson
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CPL Lyle Montgomery - Are you referring to getting rid of the Col? You don't salute in a War Zone for a reason.
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CPL Lyle Montgomery
CPL Lyle Montgomery
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MSgt Dale Johnson - I know that you don't salute in a war zone. I spent 10 months in Viet Nam as an infantry grunt. I was refering to stateside Army.
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MSgt Dale Johnson
MSgt Dale Johnson
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CPL Lyle Montgomery - I was responding to the Colonel who said he chewed an E9 out for not saluting in Iraq. We may have been referring to different colonels.
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CPO Combat Systems Electronics Leading Petty Officer
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If the junior members are feeling undermined and not included it's because they don't have an understanding of the custom. It is an exchange of respect initiated by the junior, reciprocated by the senior. Seniors are just as responsible for returning a salute as juniors are for giving one.

On a related note enlisted should not feel embarrassed when accidentally saluting another enlisted member either.
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SFC Louis Willhauck, MSM, JSCM, and ARCOM
SFC Louis Willhauck, MSM, JSCM, and ARCOM
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TSgt James Warfield - Stand by... the worst is yet to come.
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CWO4 Thomas Marshall
CWO4 Thomas Marshall
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The SALUTE goes back to the days of the Knights when they would use their hand to raise their Face Shield to show they meant no Harm......
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Especially with our dumbass uniform changes....
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SMSgt Billy Cesarano
SMSgt Billy Cesarano
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Neither does our new president. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v54Paa5dhjs
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