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  1. Customs & Courtesies Prepared By C/1st Lt. Shane Gillies

  2. Overview • Cadet Airman vs. Cadet Officer • ROTC Greeting Guidelines • What To Do Outdoors • What To Do Indoors • Miscellaneous Info • Flag Customs & Courtesies

  3. Cadet Airman vs. Cadet Officer • Cadet Airmen (commonly referred to as GMC) • AS100s and AS200s • Wear slanted stripes on soft rank for service uniform and blues • Wear hard, blue metallic rank on BDUs and the lightweight blue jacket • Brown shirt underneath BDUs

  4. Cadet Airman vs. Cadet Officer • Cadet Officers (commonly referred to as POC) • AS300s and above • Wear straight stripes on soft rank for service uniform and blues • Wear hard, black/silver metallic rank on BDUs and the lightweight blue jacket • Wear the prop and wings on flight cap • Black shirt underneath BDUs, sleeves may be rolled up

  5. ROTC Greeting Guidelines • Cadet Airmen will greet and salute Cadet Officers • Cadet Airmen will address Cadet Officers as sir/ma’am • AS100s DO NOT have to salute or formally greet AS200s • Rooms DO NOT have to be called to attention for cadets • Cadet Officers will salute higher-ranking Cadet Officers

  6. What To Do Outdoors • Junior member initiates the greeting, senior member returns the greeting • For officers and cadet officers, when 6-12 paces away (or when you realize that they’re senior) render a salute and a verbal greeting • For NCOs/Enlisted Personnel, render a verbal greeting only • Verbal greeting will consist of “Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening, Sir/Ma’am (or their name)”

  7. What To Do Indoors • Render the verbal greeting only • Salute indoors only when reporting in/out or for ceremonial purposes (e.g. Awards Banquet)

  8. Miscellaneous Info • “Rank To The Right” • Always be courteous • Use sir and ma’am, especially when speaking with officers and NCOs • Render the proper greetings to personnel from ALL services • Address other cadets as “Cadet ______” while speaking with them

  9. Miscellaneous Info • NO SWEARING • No gum chewing • No walking across the grass in uniform • Remember that everything you do in uniform reflects upon the Air Force, Air Force ROTC, Det 225, and Valpo Flight

  10. Flag Customs & Courtesies • For the playing of the national anthem or raising or lowering of the flag: INDOORS: • In uniform, face the flag and stand at attention (Only salute if you are “under arms”) • Out of uniform, face the flag and place your right hand over your heart or stand at attention OUTDOORS: • In uniform, face the flag and render a salute • Out of uniform, face the flag and stand at attention • Stand at attention during the playing of any service song

  11. Act Professional In Uniform!

  12. Summary • Cadet Airman vs. Cadet Officer • ROTC Greeting Guidelines • What To Do Outdoors • What To Do Indoors • Miscellaneous Info • Flag Customs & Courtesies

  13. QUESTIONS?