Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TrumpetTennis, May 15, 2012.
Are Cadets/Midshipmen saluted by enlisted?
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.
They shouldn't, but I have heard stories of cadets messing with junior enlisted to get a salute.
So cadets aren't officers but their not enlisted either...sounds like a gray area haha
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.
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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