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military propriety

Posted on Sat Jul 22nd, 2017 @ 6:34am by Trinity Costa

Okay, for the record, having served in US military. Do not salute indoors! Period! It is an insult to the officer saluted, and an insult to your unit when you do so. Within the confines of a starship or starbase, you are indoors. This is not the only site that gets this rant from me, since I sim on many. Respect is earned, not given, and no marine would salute indoors. Calling a superior SIR or MA'AM is enough, and the officer in charge should reprimand anyone who salutes indoors.

Also, do not salute in the field, that gives snipers a clear target as to who is the leader. Not meaning to ruffle feathers, but this is realism, which I look for in simming.

 

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by Captain Marcab Strongfellow on Sat Jul 22nd, 2017 @ 8:00pm

OOC Marcab: Actually the ONE exception to saluting indoors WAS and IS when you were reporting to an officer.

by Captain Marcab Strongfellow on Sat Jul 22nd, 2017 @ 8:06pm

According to military regulations FM7-21.13 Chapter 4:

4-14. Salutes are not required when:

Indoors, unless reporting to an officer or when on duty as a guard.
A prisoner.
Saluting is obviously inappropriate. In any case not covered by specific instructions, render the salute.
Either the senior or the subordinate is wearing civilian clothes.