Military Courtesy

MILITARY COURTESY – act of politeness, civility and respect that a personnel in the military organization accord to one another. ?It involve respect, good manner and behavior -It is an expression or manifestation of consideration for other. -It promotes good relationship -Closer coordination and teamwork among the members of an organization -It vital importance in promoting and developing a proper “ esprit de Corps” -It is not only accorded to senior but also to subordinates SALUTE – it is the most common and most important form of courtesy.

-it is executed by snappily raising the right hand smartly until the tip of the forefinger touches the edge of the right eyebrow or on the front brim of the headgear when covered. Fingers are extended and joint, and palm facing the left forearms inclined at 45 degrees and the right upper arm horizontal. – A person saluting looks at the person saluted. – when the salutes is returned, he drops the right hand smartly to the side. ENTITLED TO SALUTE -Commissioned officers ( both male and female) of the AFP

-Commissioned officers ( both male and female) of the Armed forces of Allied Nation -President of the Republic of the Philippines – Foreign Dignitaries -Secretary of National Defense GENERAL RULES FOR SALUTING -Salute is required on military installation during and non- office hours –Saluting distance is the distance of recognition and is usually rendered when the person to be saluted is 6 paces away -When reporting to an officer indoor/outdoor, a salute is rendered approximately 3 paces distance.

-In leaving an officer if a conversation takes place, you have to render a salute. -Salute must never be rendered in a carelessly manner, nor with pipe, cigar or cigarette in the mouth or in right hand. -It is rendered at a halt or a walk. If running or jogging came to walk first before saluting. -When in group, not in formation all will rise and salute. -When in formation only the commander salutes. -The salute must be acknowledge by those entitled to it. -Salute is rendered in honor to the national anthem and colors -Salute is used in making courtesy calls.

-When reportingto an officer indoor, an unarmed soldier removes his headgear before entering, halts at about 2 paces from the officer salutes and reports. -When a soldier under arms, when reporting except that the headgear is not removed, when carrying a rifle salute at order arms. -When reporting outdoors with rifle, observe the hand procedure, then execute rifle salute at order or right shoulder arms WHEN NOT TO SALUTE -When troops are at work -Indoors, except when reporting to an officer

-When carrying articles with both hands, or being so occupied as to make saluting impracticable -When meeting or serving as military prisoner -Standing next to horse or leading a horse INTERIOR GUARDS POSTED -Render the rifle salute by present arms after first halting and facing the music, person or colors -Execute hand salute when armed with pistol -To salute whether outdoors or indoor when posted on the guard duty HONOR TO THE COLORS/ANTHEM – At the first note, all personnel present will face the source of the music an stand at attention.

– When there is a flag, you must face and salute -vehicle in motion are brought to halt. Persons riding in cars, motorcycles will dismount and salute. Troops aboard the vehicles need not embark but shall remain seated at attention and do not salute. The one- in- charge of the vehicle should dismount and be the one to render salute. DISPLAY OF THE FLAG -When hoisted at the flagpole it should be hoisted fully at the top of the pole, blue part above -When the flag is displayed with other flag, the national flag is in the right side.

-When displayed on walls, red at the right side as seen when you are facing the flag -When displayed on a horizontal position, the triangle is at the right side with the blue part up -When displayed over the casket, the triangle in the direction of the head of the cadaver with the blue part on the right side. ADDRESSING OFFICERS – SENIORS – Use the word “ SIR or MAAM” before or after their statement – JUNIORS – Address junior by proper titles and names to promote subordination and respect – Refrain calling your subordinates by nickname OTHER FORMS OF COURTESY.

– When walking with the seniors, walk on his left and try to keep in step with him – The most senior enter the cars last, and get out ahead of others – when in a hurry, and you wish to pass an officer from behind, salute and ask permission to go ahead. – when walking in a group of three, the most senior occupies the middle position MIILITARY DISCIPLINE -It is the state of order and obedience among personnel in a military organization. -Initiation of appropriate actions in the absence of orders -It is necessary to ensure orderly group activity for the smooth accomplishment of a mission CREATING A CLIMATE OF DISCIPLINE.

Training -Through training a soldier learns to work with other soldier so that a team can accomplishment increasingly difficult task in a manner, which they can take pride -Through training military drills group members to learn to unify their action into a single effort to accomplish the group mission Judicious use of punishment -Punish only the guilty person -Make guilty person realize his mistake -Impose punishment appropriate for the offense -Unlike giving rewards which should be done in public, punishment should be administered in private TIME IS NON RENEWABLE RESOURCE TIME IS A RESOURCE WHICH MUST BE PROPERLY MANAGED.