The basics...things I should know

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  1. TbLT23

    TbLT23 Officer Candidate

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    I am a VERY new soldier to the Army and there are some things that have not come up for me yet that I have questions about. These are basic questions, but I am so new that I don't know the answer to these questions yet.

    I graduated BCT May 20, 2017 for the Army National Guard and am going to OCS March 2018. If you know the answer to these questions please share.

    1) If you are an officer, do you salute officers of higher rank? For example, does a 2LT salute (or stand at attention for) a 1LT and anyone higher? Does a CPT salute (stand at attention for) a LTC?

    2) If you are enlisted and alone in a room and an officer walks in, do you still call attention? Or do you just stand at attention and greet them?

    3) When outside and saluting an officer, do you have to stop walking to salute or do you continue walking? What is the procedure?

    4) Anyone who has attended OCS in South Dakota (or anywhere else) what is it like? Advice?


    Thank you!
     
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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Yes, anyone of higher rank is saluted

    Outside you just salute and walk by

    Only if you are on duty do, otherwise if its informal use your judgement. If the guy is significantly higher rank then you should stand and salute.

    I wouldn't overthink it, just be respectful and you are good to go.
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    My best tips for you when you are new. If your motivated and serious and want to do good in military. To get a got start with the officers. Try to have awareness when you see them coming. Stand side and salute. An officer hate when they haft to wait or tell you to salute. I installed eyes behind my head. And i scored well :D
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    Who are officers for a newbie? They are far from him as a stars. Sergants - they are first and (imho) best teachers.
    You know:
     
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    Believe it or not. US Army have camp that is worser than that guy. A bit old school if you ask me. It is just a old system that works.
     
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    YarS Lieutenant Colonel

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    Sure. It's a movie. You can't show real life in movies. Learn hard, sweat saves blood. It's a bit pity that I can't tell some funny stories about Course of Young Soldier in Zelenokumsk's training camp, starting from prohibition on walking (run only) and a truck dancing.
     
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    Tirdad 2nd Lieutenant

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    @TbLT23:

    I don't know about U.S. Army.

    But for Iran,

    Not only rank, even position and branch of service is important.

    A corporal of tank division, who is a T-72 gunner, is in a higher position than a corporal who is a driver
     
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    Tirdad 2nd Lieutenant

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    @TbLT23 :

    Maybe my promotions and trainings would be interesting for you and other members.

    I was a simple private.

    I was trained as a tank driver. In 92nd tank division.

    I passed all trainings and exams with excellent scores.

    In 21 days, I promoted to sarbaz yekom, PFC in U.S. army.

    Then I was sent to 28th infantry division, I retrained in infantry tactics.

    I was trained in general infantry combat tactics, then trained in infantry close combat tactics and became a cold weapon specialist.

    In 3 months and a half, I promoted to sarjukhe, Corporal in U.S. Army.

    Then I was sent to MP due to my language skills and have a diploma in international tour leader.

    I wrote other things in my bio topic.

    If you want to be successful in army and go to higher positions, you must follow orders that is given to you.

    Also you need a good relationship between both higher and lower ranks.

    Be polite, follow orders , then you are best commander, leader, chief, etc...

    I wish you good luck.
     
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