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afternoon. They will understand you are pressed and trying to react in accordance with tradition – be proud, not intimidated, and they will respect you for it.

5. Always stop driving or when walking, come to the position of attention and salute the flag when raised in the morning, lowered in the evening, or when the national anthem is played during a parade or a guard mount.

6, Never salute with something in your right hand – switch the item to your left and render the salute properly.

  • 7.

    Never talk on a cell phone while saluting.

  • 8.

    If the exchange of salutes is otherwise appropriate, it is customary for military members and VA militia in civilian clothing to exchange salutes upon recognition.

  • 9.

    Do not salute when:

    • A.

      ) Engaged in work if the salute would interfere.

    • B.

      ) Indoors, except when reporting to a senior officer.

    • C.

      ) Carrying articles with both hands or hands being so occupied

as to make saluting impractical. At VMI, it is customary to halt, come to attention, and offer a verbal greeting if a hand salute cannot be executed.

D.) When saluting is obviously inappropriate.

Walking with an officer of higher rank:

When walking with an officer who outranks you, you should walk with that officer on your right (the position of honor).

Reporting:

Most often members of the faculty and staff encounter cadets reporting when delivering a class report as the professor enters the classroom. In

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