- Army Command Policy - APD
- Marine corps drill and ceremonies manual - U. S. Coast Guard
- AFI 34-1201 - U. S. Air Force
- Uniformed Services Customs and Courtesies
Army Command Policy - APD
Some historians believe it began in late Roman times when assassinations were common.
Marine corps drill and ceremonies manual - U. S. Coast Guard
This practice gradually became a way of showing respect and,in early American history, sometimes involved removing the hat.
AFI 34-1201 - U. S. Air Force
Knhts in armor raised visors with the rht hand when meeting a comrade.
Uniformed Services Customs and Courtesies
He approaches within two steps of the officer’s desk, halts, salutes, and reports, “Sir (Ma’am), Private Jones reports.” The salute is held until the report is completed and the salute has been returned by the officer.
Military customs and courtesies manual:
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