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Washington. Supplementation. page 3 *This regulation supersedes AR – customs. and Visits of Courtesy Guard of the United States. but does not identify. For more information on Customs, Courtesies and Traditions see Army Regulation , Army Command Policy, paragraph ; AR , Salutes, Honors. Study 33 AR Customs and Courtesies flashcards from Cherie K. on StudyBlue.

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The National and organizational flags carried by Color-bearing units are called the National Color and the organizational color respectively the word color is capitalized when referring to the National flag only.

The older an organization, the more soldiers, both active and retired, have had the opportunity of serving in and identifying with it and the more opportunities the organization has had to win battle honors. Simple courtesy is an important indicator of a person’s bearing, discipline, and manners. If you are armed, however, do not remove your headgear. In the years following the war, the pieces were finally recovered and sewed together again to form the flag, which is still in existence.

Some historians believe the hand salute began in late Roman times when assassinations were common. Where other participants are primarily civilians or in civilian attire, soldiers in uniform indoors may recite the pledge if they desire.

When in a formation or a group, the senior soldier present will call the group to “Attention” and then “Parade, Rest” at the first note of “Retreat.

Military courtesy means good manners and politeness in dealing with other people. With every note of Reveille or Retreat we call to mind our common bond with soldiers of the Continental Army and the sacrifices soldiers have made ever since.

The use of the word sir is also common in the business world, such as in the salutation of a letter or in any well-ordered institution. The Pledge of Allegiance is not recited in military formations or in military ceremonies.

Courtesifs reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag. In the evening “Retreat” is played prior to “To the Colors. The acceptance of greater responsibility merits greater compensation to be sure. To properly display the campaign streamers, a soldier ensures the first Lexington and last Kosovo Defense Campaign campaign streamers are visible.


When dropping the salute, bring your hand directly down to its natural position at your side, without slapping your leg or moving your hand out to the side. The Army Flag and Streamers Never “wear” a superior’s rank by saying something like, “the first customa wants courtesiew done now,” when in fact the first sergeant said no such thing.

Military tradition is an interesting and often amusing subject.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

Render the hand salute at the first note of “To the Colors. The Army is hundreds of years older than you are and proud of its experience. With the Declaration of Independence and the formation of troops, came the need for items to identify the soldiers and military units. Furthermore, those colors symbolize in the language of heraldry the virtues of hardiness and valor redpurity and innocence whiteand vigilance, perseverance, and justice blue.

From that blue flag evolved the eagle on regimental and battalion flags and, finally, on Major Army Command flags. As late asthe designs of regimental and national colors to be carried by Army organizations were the subject of correspondence between Washington and the Board of War.

Distinctive items of clothing worn in your unit such as headgear, belt buckles, and tankers’ boots. Remember first that with higher rank comes greater responsibility. The customs of the Army are its common law. Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. Customs include positive actions-things you do, and taboos-things you avoid.

As you continue in your service, remember that these also help in unit and self-discipline, building the team and demonstrating your professionalism. Male soldiers should remove headgear with their right hand and hold it over the left shoulder so that the right hand is over the heart. The green berets of the Army’s Special Forces. Courtesy among members of the Armed Forces is vital to maintain discipline.


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At other functions where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, a soldier in uniform silently stands at attention facing the flag and renders the hand salute if outdoors. The English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and others brought to North America their flags, military uniforms, and other official symbolism. Many of the words we use in the Army are unique and have been added to our vocabulary from different parts of the world and at different times in history.

Salutes are not required when: As weapons became more lethal, with longer ranges, and required greater dispersal of units, bugles lost effectiveness in controlling units. Some of the rules for displaying the flag are as follows: A reflection of that pride is visible in the customs, courtesies, and traditions the Army holds.

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They are not outright gifts. Our military traditions are really the “Army Way” of doing and thinking. The present policies stem from ideas and practices dating back to the Revolutionary War. The Colors originated as a means of battlefield identification and performed this function for many years. From its colors to its heraldic devices, the Army flag is rich in symbolism that speaks of our nation’s and the Army’s origin and heritage. The implements of warfare, cannon, cannon balls, mortar, powder flasks, pike, and rifle, are all of the type used in the Revolutionary War.

Courteous behavior provides a basis for developing good human relations.

This flag was designed to meet the need for one banner to represent the entire Army. In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting.

You can hear the bugle calls still used today on the Army Homepage at www. The way you salute says a lot about you as a soldier.