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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It is a privileged gesture of respect and trust among soldiers.

The salute is not simply an honor exchanged. If you are with a group in a military vehicle or bus, remain in the vehicle.

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An interesting thing about traditions is that many of our Army traditions started out as something quite different from what they are now. General Washington’s order emphasized the significance of organizational colors to the Army by directing ans design and procurement. Speak with your own voice.

Installations will display the flag daily from reveille to retreat. These are the campaigns the Army has xourtesies a part of: On ceremonial occasions such as changes of command or funerals.

The Army, despite vigorous reorganization in the s and s, carried on the lineage and honors in units that exist still today. A courtesles is also rendered: Some of these privileges are higher pay, different housing or more barracks space, NCO or Officers’ clubs, and dedicated vehicles or office space. In general, flags incorporate design elements that are identical to or relate to the insignia worn by the members of the organization.

Military tradition is an interesting and often amusing subject. At the conclusion of the music, resume your regular duties.

Your fingers are together, straight, and your thumb snug along the hand in line with the fingers. The union, white stars on a field of blue, is the honor point of the flag. Airborne units’ maroon beret. Often it is these customs and traditions, strange to the civilian eye but solemn to the soldier, that keep the man in the uniform going in the unexciting times of peace. In the final analysis, military courtesy is the respect shown to each other by members of the same profession.


Bythe stars and stripes design adopted by the United States in was generally known as the marine maritime flag used extensively at sea, but no Army National flag had been adopted prior to When a number of flags are displayed from staffs set in a line, the flag of the United States will be at the right; to the left of an observer facing the display. The battalion command sergeant major, for example, performs duties that are made more efficient and effective by having an office in garrison.

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Consistent and proper military courtesy is an indicator of unit discipline, as well. Many units extend this courtesy to senior NCOs, also. The concept of campaign streamers came to prominence in the Civil War when Army organizations embroidered the names of battles on their organizational colors. The salute is an expression that recognizes each custom as a member of the profession of arms; that they have made a personal commitment of self-sacrifice to preserve our way of life.

Their inclusion in the seal reflects the powers and duties of the revolutionary era Board of War for the procurement and handling of artillery, arms, ammunition, and other war-like stores belonging to the United States. Vehicles in motion should stop.

All soldiers in uniform are required to salute when they meet and recognize persons entitled by grade to a salute except when it is inappropriate or impractical in public conveyances such as planes and buses, in public places such as inside theaters, or when driving a vehicle.

Because the courfesies party marched into battle at the front and center of the regiment, casualties were high. Enlisted personnel are expected to be courteous to officers and likewise officers are expected to return the courtesy. At reveille and retreat ceremonies, during the raising or lowering of the flag.

Blue is especially significant since it has been the unofficial color of the Army for more than two hundred years.

United States Army flags traditionally have been used for purposes of identification and the fostering of esprit de corps. Unit mottoes such as “Victory! The implements of warfare, cannon, cannon balls, mortar, powder flasks, pike, and rifle, are all of the type used in the Revolutionary War.


When turning over control of formations. These are earned rewards for your willingness to accept greater responsibilities. But cusyoms Army still retains bugles and the music with which they communicate to soldiers is another reminder of our heritage.

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Chapter 4 Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions The Army is an organization that instills pride in its members because of its history, mission, capabilities, and the respect it has earned in the service of the Nation.

But for those soldiers who have served in the “Big Red One,” the “Wolfhounds,” the “Rainbow Division,” or the “Buffalos” a misspelling that just stuckunit pride is very much a part of their lives. Army traditions are the things that everyone in the Army does, everywhere.

The Army Flag and Streamers The Army is hundreds of years older than you are and proud of its experience. The coiled rattlesnake and scroll was a symbol that appeared frequently on colonial flags, particularly those representing groups opposed to some aspect of British rule. On February 20,General Washington’s headquarters issued an order on flags.

Sign In Sign Out. Courteous ckstoms provides a basis for developing good human relations. The historic War Office seal, somewhat modified from its anv, is the design feature that gives to the Army flag its greatest distinction. As they turned the corner and approached the building, PFC Robertson walked out carrying a large box. 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 familiar tune of “Tattoo” signaled tavern owners to “doe den tap toe” or “turn off the taps. US Army units, like soldiers, have an individual service record.