Posted on Jun 21, 2016
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Fellow Service Members. This question was posted in a sarcastic way. I know what the regulation says. My brother in Law is a Warrant Officer in the Marines and was at an Army post. Lower enlisted were not saluting, and when he asked them why, they told him that they did not salute Warrants in the Army. He then asked me, hence the posting of the question. I was floored, and quite upset that happened.
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Where in the heck did you hear that nonsense? I didn't become a Warrant Officer to be saluted, but I damn sure have earned my rank and I would expect all NCO's and Junior enlisted to follow all customs and regulations the same way every CW4, CW5, Lieutenant and above should expect me to do the same.
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CWO2 Network Operations and Systems Officer
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Oh Poop. Edit: Had a bit of fun with Captains! And a few Lieutenants. But 99% on board. I never messed with any lower rank except in jest and not outside the bullpen...
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SPC Leo Van Groll
SPC Leo Van Groll
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SGT Stephen Jaffe - Been out 30...ditto.... also had rank on our covers
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MSgt J D McKee
MSgt J D McKee
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TSgt (Join to see) - I worked for a Warrant in the USAF, he was a civilian fire chief at Eglin who was also a warrant in the USAF, I believe, reserve. That was in 80 or 81 or both. Saw him wear his AF uniform once. If I remember right, we were to salute the first time we met them every day or some such....
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LTC Robert Spuhl
LTC Robert Spuhl
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Outstanding!
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Not saluting a Warrant Officer would be like walking on the CSM's grass and think it's ok......
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CW4 Danny Cowden
CW4 Danny Cowden
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Do you salute warrant officers? Hum....well yea! That has never changed but I don't think Army boot camp teaches this and certainly doesn't emphasize it. Starting in the Marines, the GENERAL ORDER states "to salute all officers, standards and colors not cased!" As I have heard, I think the Army has the same set of orders does it not? Retired CW4 US Army.
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CWO4 Jim Doran
CWO4 Jim Doran
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I never saw any grass on the flight deck!
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CPT Derek Wren
CPT Derek Wren
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The CSM’s Grass has never gotten old. Even as a retired CPT, my kids understand that concept and I preach to them stay off my grass LOL. Thank you Army lol.
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CW4 John Snyder
CW4 John Snyder
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With your hands in your pockets
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You definitely DO NOT have to ... when you're retired.
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CW2 Human Intelligence Collection Technician
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Perfect.
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CMSgt Martin Church
CMSgt Martin Church
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SPC Zach Lockhart - I see several posts that seem to think that saying "SIR" to anyone is a problem, but saying SIR to anyone is a sign of respect, be it an Officer, Civilian, or a BUM. It reflects on a person's Character of respecting his fellow citizens. I have no problem saying sir to anyone, when I am addressing them at any time, even though they maybe years younger than I am, and at my age, I am running short of Peers, so most of those I speak to these days are much younger than I am. Smile. Next June, my age Odometer rolls over to the big 90. LOL.
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SPC Zach Lockhart
SPC Zach Lockhart
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MSgt Paul Connors You’re making the assumption that I didn’t respect leadership while I was in. That assumption is wrong. No, I was never counseled because I never needed it. I wasn’t a troublemaker and I knew my place. My only point is, once you’re out, you’re out. The military doesn’t define a person. Rank doesn’t define a person. It’s a job and that’s it. People don’t like to hear that but it’s true. I go to church with former colonels, CSM’s, Rangers, Green Berets, and SEALs that would tell you the same thing. They’d all tell you that we were put on God’s green earth to glorify Christ, and that’s it. That’s either who you are or who you aren’t. Demanding praise because of an earned rank displays insecurity and pride. Your 20, 30, or 40 years in the service was an solely an occupation, period. Get past it and move onto bigger things.
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CWO4 John Lardner
CWO4 John Lardner
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It is still customary to salute Warrant Officers even if they are retired but you still recognize them as being an officer. I am a retired CWO4 having served 30 years active duty and still deserve a salute when appropriate.
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