Is there a regulation that says to stand at parade rest or attention when speaking to an officer or NCO, while wearing civilian clothes?
quote:Originally posted by woods315:
(for ex, questions like: "are officers really allowed to put their hands in their pockets" and "why do some NCOs stand at parade rest for officers when I was told you're suppose to stand at attention.")
quote:Originally posted by AutobahnSHO:
You're very welcome.
Most of the people who come on this forum to ask questions like that are Soldiers who've been hemmed up because they didn't stand at parade rest just because they were in civvies.
To me (enlisted 9.5yrs, NCO for 6.5yrs of that, now Warrant Officer) a lot of it depends on the situation. If I just bump into a Soldier I know at walmart I would never expect them to stand at attention (SAA) or parade rest (PR) when we just say hi and chat about the weekend.
Now if we were at Org day and they're in Civvies and so is the BN Commander it would be a little different- chatting would be fine but if there were in front of the unit being given a trophy or whatever of course they should SAA.
If I were to be chewing someone's butt for something serious I would expect them to be SAA no matter what they or I were wearing. (It's been very rare that I've "locked them up" though- even in uniform.)
And of course, even wearing civilian clothes at work, it would depend on the situation whether they should be PR or SAA or not.
(Like undercover operations, of course not.)