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Are members of the US military required to salute officers from a different country?

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  • Chris
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    1 month ago
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    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.

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  • Daniel
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    1 month ago

    Yes.  And under the Geneva Conventions, POWs are required to salute the officers of their captors.  

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  • 1 month ago

    allied officers, yes

    • Mark B
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      1 month agoReport

      Even non-allied if you recognize the rank.  Although you obviously don't salute enemy during a conflict.  You WOULD render courtesies during peace talks.

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  • 1 month 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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  • 1 month ago

    Absolutely why would they not be. Just

    a courtesy.

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  • martin
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    1 month ago

    Yes. It's strange, but the protocol sometimes even extends to the enemy officers, unless circumstances would make it absurd to salute.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No, of course not. It would be difficult to determine if a foreign solder was actually an officer anyway. 

    • Daniel
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      1 month agoReport

      If you are serving in a foreign country, you learn what their ranks look like.  Foreign officers on US bases sometimes have the equivalent US rank insignia on their uniforms.  It also isn't rocket science.  Many militaries use some sort of chevrons for enlisted and pips or bars for officers.   

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