More salute questions...

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  1. TrumpetTennis

    TrumpetTennis Member

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    Are Cadets/Midshipmen saluted by enlisted?
     
  2. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    From the Navy side --- no, but if it happens, it is usually a lack of knowledge among the junior enlisted, who wouldn't know otherwise.
     
  3. bsa07eagle

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    They shouldn't, but I have heard stories of cadets messing with junior enlisted to get a salute.

    Later,

    Brian
     
  4. TrumpetTennis

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    So cadets aren't officers but their not enlisted either...sounds like a gray area haha
     
  5. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I've been saluted a few times by junior enlisted as a 16-17 year old high school bloke whilst touring ships or naval bases in NJROTC. Makes for a surreal situation, but I just return the salute. I have been taught that it is disrespectful to do otherwise.
     
  6. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    ...Really? Wow.

    On cruise, especially youngster cruise, I got saluted like crazy. I think it was khakis + obviously too young to be a chief + crazy insignia = Eh, might as well salute just in case.
    It's very awkward. The protocol I was taught was that you return it and, if possible, politely explain that as a mid/cadet you don't rate it.
     

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