Ahem...Military Protocol?




 
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September 25th, 2007  
AJChenMPH
 
 

Topic: Ahem...Military Protocol?


SOON AFTER Operation Desert Storm, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf visited West Point to address the Corps of Cadets. After his speech, as some friends and I were returning to our barracks, we noticed the General going up the steps to the Superintendent's quarters. He turned to wave at us and other passing cadets. While I exuberantly returned his wave, he smiled and seemed to be looking directly at me. I turned to my friends in time to see that they, and all the other cadets, were at full attention saluting General Schwarzkopf.

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September 25th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
oops........
September 25th, 2007  
Sevens
 
 
Big oops. LOL
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June 2nd, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 
Hahahaha!!!
June 2nd, 2008  
Fox
 
 
Oh, man, it's has been happened to me, when General Hagee visited my school during my time in Navy JROTC. Oi....
June 23rd, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
I served with a guy that was excited when Gen. Gray came by that he saluted with his left hand, then hurried and fixed it, all that happened was Gen. Grey held the salute longer and with a big grin.
June 24th, 2008  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AikiRooster
I served with a guy that was excited when Gen. Gray came by that he saluted with his left hand, then hurried and fixed it, all that happened was Gen. Grey held the salute longer and with a big grin.
Heheheh...one of the Blue Angels from 2004 was caught on camera saluting with his left hand as they did the walk-down to their aircraft...fortunately, it was during training and not an actual air show.
June 24th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Commander, this one's for you:


June 25th, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
When I was at MOS school, the school was run by the RoK Army so we had to use Army salutes for the duration of our training there. To other Marines we did no such thing. Unfortunately habits are hard to beat... gave one Marine LT the Army salute. It was pretty embarrassing. Good thing he took it well. "Habit's a ***** ain't it, private?" hehe.

Two of our Corpsmen were cool dudes. Traded stuff with one even though he wasn't in my company or anything.
June 25th, 2008  
84RFK
 
 
Came to think of one incident here...

The temporary commander on our fortress back in -89 was more of a desk-commander and was more often seen in dress blue or service uniform donning the "field-cap" during the service.
But on one occation the entire crew was lined up waiting for an admiral who was due to inspect the whole lot, and since we were all wearing berets he had to run back and fetch his as well.

Imagine 200+ guys and the look on their face when we noticed our commander strolling down the pier and saluting the admiral with his rarely worn beret tilted the wrong way!
 


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