Washington. Supplementation. page 3 *This regulation supersedes AR – customs. and Visits of Courtesy Guard of the United States. but does not identify. For more information on Customs, Courtesies and Traditions see Army Regulation , Army Command Policy, paragraph ; AR , Salutes, Honors. Study 33 AR Customs and Courtesies flashcards from Cherie K. on StudyBlue.

Author: Gaktilar Yogore
Country: Iceland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 11 February 2014
Pages: 477
PDF File Size: 12.28 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.20 Mb
ISBN: 764-3-52527-495-6
Downloads: 4855
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Nikotilar

The Pledge of Allegiance is not recited in military formations or in military ceremonies. General Washington’s order emphasized the significance of organizational colors to the Army by directing quick design and procurement.

Customs and Courtesies, AR Flashcards by Al Townsend | Brainscape

That National Color of the Army was carried until when it became the regimental color. The Colors originated as a means of battlefield identification and performed this function for many years. Victories in the old days were sometimes expressed courtesise terms of the number of enemy colors captured.

When used singularly, the term “Color” implies the National Color. As weapons became more lethal, with longer ranges, and required greater dispersal of units, bugles lost effectiveness in controlling units. Your hand, wrist, and forearm are straight, forming a straight line from your elbow to your fingertips. Red, white, and blue are the colors, of course, of the national flag.

FM Chapter 4, Customs, Courtesies, and Traditions

Some other simple but visible signs of respect and self-discipline are as follows: The breach of some Army customs merely brands the offender as ignorant, careless, or ill bred. When you are passing or being passed by colors that are ajd presented, paraded, cstoms displayed, salute when the colors are six paces from you. It draws strength from the past and offers some of that strength to you through symbols.

As a long established social organization, the Army observes a number of customs that add to the interest, pleasure, and graciousness of Army life.


Soldiers still proudly learn and remember the history, customs, and traditions behind the regiments. The Army pays close attention to team performance, to the organizations in which soldiers serve and fight, and to the flags and colors that symbolize those organizations.

On February 20,General Washington’s headquarters issued an order on flags. Tradition is a customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior help by an identifiable group of people. Your upper arm elbow to shoulder is horizontal to customa ground. It is a fact that most people respond positively to genuine politeness and courtesy.

Consistent and proper military courtesy is an indicator of unit discipline, as well. In saluting, turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting. Bugler from the Army Band Bugles were first used for signaling in America by the British army during the Revolutionary War.

Army traditions are the things that everyone in the Army does, everywhere. That responsibility is for the performance of the team and the very lives of the soldiers in it. Many of the words we use in the Army are unique and have been added to our vocabulary from different parts of the world and at different times in history. Military tradition is an interesting and often amusing subject. The Army did not originally have a system for tracing unit history and honors. With the Declaration of Independence and the formation of troops, came the need for items to identify the soldiers and military units.

These honors are a source of unit pride and whenever soldiers gather to compare the unit decorations on their uniforms there is an inherent competition between them. Unit mottoes such as “Victory! A good rule of thumb is this: When the flag is being raised in the morning, you should stand at attention on the first note of “Reveille” and salute. The drum and drumsticks are symbols of public notification, reflecting the tradition of a citizen militia.

During the sounding of honors. If I had been carrying something and he wasn’t, he would have saluted. The Army is hundreds of years older than you are and proud of its experience. Every one then hid the piece of flag in his clothing and took it with him when released from prison. Hold the salute until the colors are six paces beyond you.


Courtesy among members of the Armed Forces is vital to maintain discipline. The Phrygian cap atop the sword’s point is the type of cap given to ancient Roman slaves when they were granted freedom. With every courtezies of Reveille or Retreat we call to mind our common bond with soldiers of the Continental Army and the sacrifices soldiers have made ever since.

The present policies stem from ideas and practices dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Units simply embroidered on their colors the names of the battles in which they fought, but units often disagreed about what differentiated a “skirmish” from a “battle” or a “campaign. Salutes are not required xustoms All Army installations will display the flag of the United States outdoors. Custom center of the seal depicts a roman breastplate over a jupon, or a leather jacket. To properly display the campaign streamers, a soldier ensures the first Lexington and last Kosovo Defense Campaign campaign streamers are visible.

Customs and Courtesies, AR 600-25 Flashcards Preview

You can hear the bugle calls cudtoms used today on the Army Homepage at www. Male soldiers should remove headgear with their right hand and hold it over the left shoulder so that the right hand is over the heart. PV2 Robbs entered the room and immediately assumed the position of parade rest but before he could report, SGT Putnam said, “You don’t have to do that.