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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For example, the placement of the two flags shown on the seal, the organizational and the national flags are reversed in violation of heraldic custom. When you are passing or being passed by colors that are being presented, paraded, or displayed, salute when the colors are six paces from you. Consistent and proper military courtesy is an indicator of unit discipline, as well. Adherence to them connects us with soldiers throughout America’s history. When in civilian clothing, the only change is to place your right hand over your heart instead of saluting.

The fiery regimental spirit fondly polished over decades and centuries possesses him in the face of the enemy. Hold the salute until the colors are six paces beyond you. The Americans intended to follow the British practice of using two different designs for the National flag: This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and, in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat.

All established arts, trades, and professions, all races of people, all nations, and even different sections of the same nation have their own practices and customs cstoms which they govern a part of their lives.

The first Army National Color was blue incorporating the design of an eagle displayed somewhat similar to that in the coat of arms adopted for the United States and the name of the cushoms. There were stable calls, water calls, drill calls, sick calls, and church calls on Sunday. Some unit traditions are- Ceremonial duties. The proper way to salute when wearing the beret or without headgear is to raise your right hand until the tip of your forefinger touches the outer edge of your right eyebrow just above and to the right of your right eye.


The center of the seal depicts a roman breastplate over a jupon, or a leather jacket. The salute is an expression that recognizes each other as a member of the profession of arms; that they have made a personal commitment of self-sacrifice to preserve our way of life.

Military courtesy is not a one-way street. With the Declaration of Independence and the formation of troops, came the need for 6002-5 to identify the soldiers and military units. These are the campaigns the Army has been a part of: It has a white field with the War Office seal in blue in its center. Traditions are expressed in the things we do, the uniform we wear, and the things we say. It is information, beliefs, and customs handed down by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction.

In any case not covered by specific instructions, render the salute. Simple courtesy is an important indicator of a person’s bearing, discipline, and manners. For those who say, “What does it matter” there is no response since for those outside the military unit numbers mean little and their history is unimportant-one organization is much the same as any other.

As they turned the corner and approached the building, PFC Robertson walked out carrying a large box. In general, flags incorporate design elements that are identical to or relate to the insignia worn by the members of the organization. The music you hear at various hours of the day for customa, “Reveille,” “Retreat,” and “Taps” or during ceremonies funerals, change of command, etc. US Army units, like soldiers, have an individual service record. The Army flag is in the national colors of red, white, and blue anr a yellow fringe.

The historic War Office seal, somewhat modified from its original, is the design feature that gives to the Army flag its greatest distinction.

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. Remember first that with higher rank comes greater responsibility. That sound means soldiers are ready and willing to accomplish the mission at hand.


A salute is also rendered: Your upper arm elbow to shoulder is horizontal to the ground. The Army pays close attention to team performance, to the organizations in which soldiers serve and fight, and to the chstoms and colors that symbolize those organizations.

Drums also served various military purposes in the eighteenth century, such as the regulation of firing in battle by the drummer’s beat. It is often considered good manners for a younger person to say sir or ma’am when speaking to an older person. When speaking to or being addressed a noncommissioned officer of superior rank, anf at parade rest until ordered otherwise.

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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. You can hear the bugle calls still used today on the Army Homepage at www.

Never turn and walk away to avoid giving the hand salute. When the flag is being raised in the morning, you should stand at attention on the first note of “Reveille” and salute. FMThe Soldier’s Guide Courtesy among members of the Armed Forces is vital to maintain discipline. A sloppy salute might mean that you’re ashamed of your unit, lack confidence, or at the very least, that you haven’t learned how to salute correctly.

In the evening “Retreat” is played prior to “To the Colors.

The Army Seal Because the color party marched into battle at the front and center of the regiment, casualties were high. Unit mottoes such as “Victory!

Above the sword is a rattlesnake holding in its mouth a scroll inscribed “This We’ll Defend. Bugles were first used for signaling in America by the British army during the Revolutionary War.