June 26th, 2012, 03:22
Saluting the Button
I was watching one of my favourite Marine/Navy TV programs, and a custom called "Saluting the Button" was mentioned. It stated that "The BUTTON" is always saluted first, whatever the rank of the individual wearing it. Please clarify. Thanks
June 26th, 2012 03:22
June 28th, 2012, 14:09
BEEN HERE A WHILE
I hope this helps answer your question.
|By tradition, superior officers, up to the President (starting with Ronald Reagan), salute the Medal of Honor although, technically, the salute is to the medal, not to the soldier himself. This is a matter of tradition, not regulation. The soldier is still required to salute the superior officer and the senior attempts to salute simultaneously rather than "returning" the soldier's salute.
J.E. Stevens U.S. Navy (Ret)
Believing in honor, courage, and commitment, the United States Marine Corps helps keep our country safe by their steadfast devotion to "God, Corps and Country "
June 29th, 2012, 06:26
Thank You for the information