Military Character, Habit, Deportment, Courtesy and Discipline (Google eBook)

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George Banta publishing Company, 1913 - Military art and science - 70 pages
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Page 47 - Military courtesy requires the junior to salute first, but when the salute is introductory to a report made at a military ceremony or formation to the representative of a common superior as for example, to the adjutant, officer of the day, etc. the officer making the report, whatever his rank, will salute first ; the officer to whom the report is made will acknowledge by saluting, that he has received and understood the report.
Page 48 - The Star Spangled Banner" is played by the band on a formal occasion at a military station, or at any place where persons belonging to the military service are present in their official capacity, all officers and enlisted men present will stand at attention, such position being retained until the last note of
Page 48 - At every military post or station the flag will be hoisted at the sounding of the first note of the reveille, or of the first note of the march, if a march be played before the reveille. The flag will be lowered at the sounding of the last note of the retreat, and while the flag is being lowered the band will play the national anthem, or, if there be no band present, the field music will sound "To the Color.
Page 44 - Raise the right hand smartly till the tip of the forefinger touches the lower part of the headdress or forehead above the right eye, thumb and fingers extended and joined, palm to the left, forearm inclined at about 45, hand and wrist straight; at the same time look toward the person saluted. (TWO) Drop the arm smartly by the side. For rules governing salutes, see
Page 50 - When an officer enters a room where there are soldiers, the word "Attention" is given by some one who perceives him, when all rise and remain standing in the position of a soldier until the officer leaves the room. Soldiers at meals do not rise.
Page 49 - Banner," or, if there be no band present, the field music will sound " to the color." When " to the color " is sounded by the field music while the flag is being lowered the same respect will be observed as when
Page 48 - The same respect will be observed toward the national air of any other country, when it is played as a compliment to official representatives of such country. Whenever
Page 31 - ... (Preface, Field Service Regulations.) Section 3. Loyalty. But even with implicit obedience you may yet fail to measure up to that high standard of duty which is at once the pride and glory of every true soldier. Not until you carry out the desires and wishes of your superiors in a hearty, willing, and cheerful manner are you meeting all the requirements of your profession. For an order is but the will of your superior, however it may be expressed. Loyalty means that you are for your organization...
Page 46 - Being at order or trail arms: 1. Rifle, 2. SALUTE. Carry the left hand smartly to the right side, palm of the hand down, thumb and fingers extended and joined, forefinger against piece near the muzzle; look toward the person saluted. (TWO) Drop the left hand by the side; turn the head and eyes to the front. For rules governing salutes, see " Honors and Salutes
Page 46 - Being at right shoulder arms: 1. Rifle, 2. SALUTE. Carry the left hand smartly to the small of the stock, forearm horizontal, palm of hand down, thumb and fingers extended and joined, forefinger touching end of cocking piece; look toward the person saluted.

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