Going forward, at least in the Navy, getting caught carrying a cell phone in the right hand (as opposed to the left hand) while in uniform could potentially land the servicemember in hot water. Hmmmmm . . . I wonder whether the JAG Corps is currently mobilizing a "Cell Phone Prosecution Task Force" to enforce these actions. http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/02/navy-cell-phones-022311w/ One trick that I found useful over the years to help remember my right hand from the left is to carry a pebble in the right hand. This way, you'll always be sure that the cell phone is being carried in the correct left hand. Blackberry Users: Note that this policy does NOT appear to allow servicemembers to hold the device with BOTH hands while you text or respond to emails. Be sure to hold the device in your left hand and use the right hand to input characters (this will enable you to react quicker and render a proper salute if a superior officer happens to walk by).