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Copy of Civil Air Patrol Customs and Courtesies
Transcript of Copy of Civil Air Patrol Customs and Courtesies
Airman Basic Cadet
Senior Airman Cadet
Staff Sergeant Cadet
Technical Sergeant Cadet
Master Sergeant Cadet
Senior Master Sergeant Cadet
Chief Master Sergeant Cadet
Second Lieutenant Cadet
First Lieutenant Cadet
Lieutenant Colonel Cadet
Courtesies Objectives Each student should be able to:
Define courtesy and custom, and understand the difference
Distinguish between grade and rank
State appropriate greetings when passing officers
Report properly, indoors and outdoors
Describe the procedures for rendering courtesy to the National Anthem Manners of Address Rank and Grade
What is Grade?
Grade is a title (C/Amn, C/Col, 1Lt, Capt, Maj, etc)
What is Rank?
Rank is your time spent within a grade Reporting Procedures cont.
Hold salute until it is returned
Stand at attention unless directed otherwise
When conversation is completed, or dismissed by the officer; come to attention, take a step back, and salute
When salute is returned, smartly drop salute
Execute the appropriate facing movement
Depart in the most direct route Questions Educational Goal To understand and appreciate the customs and courtesies in Civil Air Patrol, and to understand their importance to the cadet training mission. Definitions Custom:
A course of action repeated under like circumstances. A tradition
An act of paying respect for others Manners of Address Use of Titles
Doctors, Nurses, Chaplains, etc
“Sir,” “Ma’am,” or “Sergeant”
Full titles are always used in correspondence
Titles may be shortened in conversation Reporting to Boards Reporting Procedures
ARRIVE ON TIME
Enter upon invitation
Take the most direct route to destination
Halt two paces in front of the desk or officer
Say, “Sir/Ma’am, Cadet _______ reporting as ordered” Conclusion What is the difference between a custom and a courtesy?
What is the difference between grade and rank?
What is the appropriate courtesy for the National Anthem when…?
What are the proper reporting procedures?
Why is all of this important? Cadet
Airman First Class When outdoors and in uniform, cadets salute military officers, CAP senior members, and cadet officers higher in rank than themselves. • Salutes are normally exchanged only outdoors. Indoors, salute officers only when formally reporting (ie: when called forward to
receive an award).
• The junior person initiates the salute a fair distance from the
senior person such that the senior has time to return the salute. • Offer a greeting such as, “Good morning, ma’am,” when exchanging salutes.
• When in formation, do not salute unless commanded to present arms. The commander salutes for the unit if an officer approaches. The Salute The salute originated in the age of chivalry. Etiquette dictated that should two friendly knights meet, each would raise his helmet visor, show his face, and greet the other. A knight also would salute with his right hand. Because swords were carried in the right hand, offering a salute was a sign of trust. Even after firearms made armor obsolete, the salute
continued to serve as the proper greeting between soldiers. The salute remains a sign of friendship and respect. History • If an officer who is higher ranking than anyone present enters the
room, the first person to notice commands, “Room, ATTENTION.”
• In a classroom, conference setting, or work environment, these
customs are usually relaxed. It is customary for all members to come to attention when the commander enters the room. Coming to Attention • If the colors march by, stand at attention and salute, when wearing
a military-style uniform. If wearing civilian attire, stand at attention
and place your right hand over your heart.
• It is not customary to salute stationary flagstaffs, except when
the National Anthem or To the Colors plays.
• When driving a vehicle on a military base, halt the car as a sign of
respect when Retreat, the National Anthem, or To the Colors plays.
• When arranging flags in a headquarters or conference setting,
place the American flag to the audience’s left. Place the CAP, state, or
local flag to the audience’s right. (Another way of describing this
arrangement is to say the U.S. flag is always to its own right.) When in civilian attire, the CAP polo shirt, or blazer combination,stand at attention and salute by placing your right hand over your
heart while reciting the pledge.When in a military-style uniform, stand at attention and remain silent.
• If outdoors in civilian attire, remove your hat when reciting the
• The pledge is not normally recited when CAP members are in formation. Reciting the pledge when in military-style uniform, let alone when assembled in a formation, is somewhat redundant – the uniform
and all the other trappings of national service are themselves symbols
of a special devotion to America. HONORS TO THE COLORS MILITARY-STYLE UNIFORM CIVILIAN ATTIRE Face the flag or music,
stand at attention, place
right hand over heart Face the flag or music
and stand at attention Indoors Outdoors Face the flag or music
and salute Face the flag or music,
stand at attention, place
right hand over heart This outlines the basic rules for when
National Anthem or To the Colors plays. Flag Etiquette The Pledge of Allegience
The junior person is introduced to the senior.
• Cadets are introduced to senior members
• CAP members are introduced to distinguished visitors
• Lower ranking officers are introduced to higher ranking officers
• Men are introduced to women
• Younger people are introduced to older people
• Offer a firm handshake when meeting someone new Making Introductions