Military courtesy is an extension and a formalization of courtesies practiced in a culture's everyday life it is intended to reinforce discipline and the chain of command by defining how soldiers will treat their superiors and vice versa. Customs, and visits of courtesy applicability this regulation applies to t h e a c t i v e a r m y , t h e a r m y n a t i o n a l guard of the united states, and the us interservice and military–civilian visits, page 8 general • 5–1, page 8 united states air force • 5–2, page 9.
1 military customs and courtesies: signs of honor and respect 2 courtesies to colors, music, and individuals 3 military customs: rank and saluting 4 reporting to a superior officer us military customs and courtesies the courtesy of the salute is encumbent on all military personnel, whether in garrison or in public places, in uniform or civilian clothes. C army professionals steward the army by continuing to honor customs, courtesies, and traditions that reflect and strengthen the army’s essential haracteristics military expertise, honorable service, esprit de orps, stewardship of the profession, and “the bedrock of the profession,” trust, for current and future generations 4.
What are the courtesies rendered by individuals during retreat and to the color if they are in uniform and not in formation either with or without headgear at the first note of retreat, face flag and stand at attention (if flag is not in view, face direction of music. Ar 600-25 military customs and courtesies the purpose is to help soldiers become better educated and earn quicker army promotions by assisting in not only their army educations but also their college educations as well the source for army doctrine 2015, nco 2020 and doctrine 2020 the new army study guide. O clarifies what actions military and civilians should take during the playing of foreign national anthems (para 1-11) functional proponent for salutes, honors, ceremonies, customs, and visits of courtesy (2) make official worldwide announcement, by electronic message, of the death of any of the persons listed in paragraph 6–2 and such.
Within the air force, there are numerous customs and courtesies that have evolved these come from both a need for order and an established tradition of respect among military personnel these come from both a need for order and an established tradition of respect among military personnel.
Chapter 5: military customs & courtesies general military courtesy is simply the display of good manners and politeness in dealing with other people military courtesy conveys respect from both subordinate and senior to each other history of the military salute men of arms have used some form of the military salute as an exchange of greeting since the earliest times.
For more information on customs, courtesies and traditions see army regulation 600-20, army command policy, paragraph 4-3 ar 600-25, salutes, honors and visits of courtesy da pam 600-60, a guide to protocol and etiquette and fm 3-215, drill and ceremonies. And military customs and courtesies are designed to help ensure respect for the chain of command one of the oldest and most revered traditions across all branches of the us military is showing respect for the american flag.