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 Lieutenant Colonel 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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    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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