Start studying Customs and Courtesies (AR ). Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 24 September UNCLASSIFIED. SUMMARY of CHANGE AR –25 Salutes, Honors, and Visits of. AR –25 Salutes, Honors, and Visits of Courtesy This is a change to AR 25, 15 May o o Changes have been made in chapter 6. Major changes.

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Mourning brassardsSee AR —1, paragraph 28—29b 8figure 28— The proponent has mand and local forms are prohibited with-eral policies and procedures for the rendi- the authority to approve exceptions or out prior approval from Chief regulatkon Staff,tion of salutes, honors, ceremonies, waivers to this regulation that are consis- Army, ATTN: This is called theboarding visit, and it is expected that this courtesy will be returned.

The number of guns is based on their protocol rank. Between ship and shore a. The performance of a territorial song at ceremonies rregulation not be played in place ofanthems. If out- Colors are within round of salute, Render hand salute. Remain at doors or indoors 6 paces: The Vice President of the United States. Active duty soldiers and retirees. The rendering ofMilitary Funeral Honors is a total force commitment. All veterans are entitled to a service detail consisting of at least 2 uniformed military members, at least1 of whom will be from the parent service of the veteran.

Local commanders may use their authority to determine appropriateness of requestsfor support reyulation authorized providers.

The message announcing the death of a general officer in active service will specify the installation or installa-tions at which a cannon salute will be fired. Upon receipt of notificationThe flag will be lowered to half staff upon receipt of notification of death of one of the designated officials from anyreliable source, including news media. A uniformed Army officer or NCOwill always be in charge of the detail and act as the Army representative.

During prescribed hours re- veille to retreat from day of death until remains are removed from the installation. Armed Forces Day will be observed with appropriate ceremonies on the third Saturday inMay.

Excep- or Commonwealth of such Senator, Repre- tion: Hand salutes and salutes with arms a. The trained provider will be recognized with documentation that may take the form of a certificate or otherappropriate record. Use of Ready ReserveMembers of the Ready Reserve may volunteer to perform funeral honors or the preparation for such honors as a federalfunction.


General regulatino will also receive a cannon salute commensurate with grade.

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Salutes will be exchanged between officers commissioned and warrant and enlisted personnel, and with personnel ofthe Armed Forces of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guardthe commissioned corpsof the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the commissioned corps of the Public Health Serviceentitled to the salute.

During military ceremonies, soldiers will not recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Military Funeral Honors for retirees is the same as foractive duty soldiers resources permitting. All installations and activities of DA in scribed hours reveille to retreat from day of the State, Congressional District, Territory, death until retreat on day of interment.

Secretary of the Army or former Secretary of the Army. Army, Southern Command, are delegated the authority to establish policies for recognition courtesies prevailing locallyfor foreign officials. When within 6 paces of the Colors, turn head in direction of Colors and render hand sa- lute. United States Senator, Representative, All installations and activities of DA in the Day of death and the following day during pre-Territorial Delegate, or the Resident Com-missioner from regulahion Commonwealth of metropolitan area of the District of Colum- scribed hours reveille to retreat.

Hold reyulation heart; if indoors, position reyulation the been played if position until the stand at atten- last regu,ation of flag is not in last note of tion. If a dignitary senior to the person arriving or reulation is already present, theinstallation commander will detail another officer to represent him.

Funeral of civil functionary a. All visitors are encouraged to decline routine honors unless aceremony serves a useful purpose. Proponent and exception authority. Change of station of a unit a. When receiving an officer on board a naval vessel, follow these procedures— 1 An officer paying a boarding visit to a naval vessel is met at the accommodation ladder by the officer of thedeck.

Service responsibility for burial honors a. When approaching or leaving a vessel, follow these procedures— 1 A naval vessel will be approached and boarded by commissioned officers and persons in their company on thestarboard right side and accommodation ladder; all other persons should use the port left accommodation ladder.

The present size and complexity ofthe Army may prevent the exchange of courtesy calls in accordance with traditional concepts; therefore, commandersmay exercise individual discretion as to the extent to which these principles outlined in this regulation are observed ina given situation.


When of music or first moved: Commanders are encouraged to use subcaliber ammunition devices where possible when firingsalutes for reveille and retreat. This publication is availa- will be endorsed by the commander or ble in electronic media only and is in- senior leader of the requesting 6000-25 tended for command levels A for Active and forwarded through their higher head- Army and D for the Army National Guard quarters to the policy proponent.

At every installation garrisoned by soldiers other than caretaking detachments, the flag will be hoisted atthe sound of the first note of reveille. The number of guns will be arny to which the functionary was entitled as a salute table 2—1.

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Death announcementOfficial worldwide announcement of the death of any of the following persons and such others as may be directed bythe Secretary of the Army will be made by electronic message by Director, Army Protocol, OCSA: During the religious grave site service, the chaplain will pause before the final benediction at which time a gunsalute corresponding to the grade of the deceased table 2—1 will be fired with a 5 second interval between rounds; thechaplain will then pronounce the final benediction.

Hold this position until the Colors have pas- sed 6 paces. Funeral escorts for warrant officers will be commanded by a lieutenant or higher; from sergeant through sergeantmajor, by a noncommissioned officer of equal or higher grade; for all other grades by a sergeant or as directed by theimmediate commanding officer of the deceased.

Major commanders will notify Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Director, ArmyProtocol, Army Pentagon, Washington, DC —, if any designated station is inactivated or placed undercaretaker status, rendering it incapable of returning salutes, or if any additional stations are manned and able to returnsalutes. Standard business sizedcards may be used if desired.

A 1 minute gun salute limited to the number of rounds to which the officerwas entitled table 2—1 will be fired at noon on the day after the receipt of the message. Ordinarily, no funeral honors will be provided to a member absent without authority in excess of 30 days or foran individual declared a deserter at the time of death by competent authority.