Are members of the US military required to salute officers from a different country?
- ChrisLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
This question reminds me that Union troops snapped to attention when the defeated Confederates marched past them into Appomattox on April 9, 1865. There was genuine mutual respect.
- DanielLv 72 months ago
Yes. And under the Geneva Conventions, POWs are required to salute the officers of their captors.
- jeeper_peeper321Lv 72 months ago
allied officers, yes
- electricpoleLv 72 months ago
There are customary protocols involving honors including saluting of select military and civilian personnel from foreign nations. There is a listing of "friendly" nations whose officers require a salute. Saluting of military and civilian personnel of other nations could be discretionary and considered a polite gesture.
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- Blue Skies.Lv 72 months ago
Absolutely why would they not be. Just
- martinLv 72 months ago
Yes. It's strange, but the protocol sometimes even extends to the enemy officers, unless circumstances would make it absurd to salute.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, of course not. It would be difficult to determine if a foreign solder was actually an officer anyway.