Last edited by Down East Labs 217; 10-10-2012 at 04:28 PM.
For a salute is only the first half. Good morning, afternoon, evening sir/ma'am is the second half. Every officer in the Marine Corps (since I was in the Marine Corps I will only use the branch of service I am familiar with) has and will respond to the appropriate greeting. It is called manners and showing appreciation for the respect given.
You are off the mark on this statement.
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It's inappropriate (military protocol) to salute while talking on the phone. BTW, I live in a military universe.
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