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When to Salute

The Navy version of “When to Salute” from Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin, January 1944.

When to Salute, U.S. Navy

Left to Right, Top to Bottom: ENLISTED MEN SALUTE OFFICERS AND JUNIOR OFFICERS SALUTE SENIOR WHEN MEETING, PASSING NEAR, WHEN ADDRESSING, OR BEING ADDRESSED; OFFICERS AND ALL ENLISTED MEN NOT IN FORMATION SALUTE DURING HONORS TO THE FLAG OR PLAYING OF NATIONAL ANTHEM; WHEN SEVERAL OFFICERS ARE SALUTED, ALL SHALL RETURN IT; WHEN OVERTAKING A SENIOR, THE SALUTE SHALL DE GIVEN WHEN ABREAST, WITH “BY YOUR LEAVE, SIR”; WHEN REPORTING (covered); GUARDS SALUTE ALL OFFICERS PASSING CLOSE ABOARD; ON EVERY OCCASION SALUTE THE CAPTAIN, OFFICERS SENIOR TO HIM, SENIOR OFFICERS FROM OTHER SHIPS; MEN AND OFFICERS SALUTE ALL SENIOR U.S. AND ALLIED OFFICERS THEY MAY ENCOUNTER; ENLISTED MEN RISE AND SALUTE WHEN AN OFFICER ENTERS OR LEAVES; RENDER SALUTES DUE THEM TO ALL OFFICERS IN VEHICLES (IF SAFETY PERMITS); ON FIRST DAILY MEETING, ENLISTED MEN SALUTE ALL OFFICERS, JUNIOR OFFICERS SALUTE SENIOR; WHEN OFFICER MEETS DETAIL ASHORE OR AFLOAT, MAN IN CHARGE SALUTES FOR DETAIL; OFFICERS RISE AND SALUTE WHEN A SENIOR ENTERS OR LEAVES; PASSENGERS IN CARS RENDER AND RETURN SALUTE (DRIVER: NO, IF SAFETY IS INVOLVED); SENTRIES AT GANGWAYS SALUTE ALL OFFICES GOING OR COMING OVER SIDE, PASSING CLOSE ABOARD; UPON APPROACH OF OFFICER, ONE CALLS ATTENTION, ALL SALUTE; WHEN OFFICER PASSES NEAR, OFFICER OR PETTY OFFICER IN CHARGE SALUTES, IF NONE PRESENT MEN DO; WHEN COLORS ARE SOUNDED, MAN IN CHARGE OF DETAIL SALUTES: OTHERS AT ATTENTION.
 

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