When reporting on deck or out-of-doors ashore,
you should remain covered and salute accordingly.
When reporting in an office, you should uncover upon
approaching the senior; therefore, you should not
Sentries at gangways salute all officers going or
coming over the side and when passing or being passed
by officers close aboard in boats.
You salute all officers riding in vehicles, while those
in the vehicle both render and return salutes, as required.
The vehicles driver salutes if the vehicle is stopped; to
do so while the vehicle is in motion endangers the safety
of the occupants and may be omitted.
In Civilian Clothes
If you are in uniform and recognize an officer in
civilian clothes, you should initiate the proper greeting
and salute. In time of war, however, an officer not in
uniform may be deliberately avoiding disclosure of
his/her identity, so you should be cautious in following
the normal peacetime rule.
At Crowded Gatherings
At crowded gatherings or in congested areas, you
normally salute only when addressing or being
addressed by officers.
When armed with a rifle, you should use one of the
three rifle salutes described in this section instead of the
hand salute. (NOTE: The salute at sling arms shown in
fig. 9-4 is simply a hand salute and is not considered a
rifle salute.) The occasions for rendering each type of
rifle salute are as follows:
Figure 9-3.When to salute officers (Continued).