For example, we train soldiers to say sir or ma'am when talking to a higher ranking officer.
Young men and women are sometimes taught to say sir to their fathers or ma'am to their mothers and likewise to other elders.
The Salute 1LT Thompson and his platoon's newest NCO, SGT Jemison, were walking toward the orderly room one morning.
As they turned the corner and approached the building, PFC Robertson walked out carrying a large box.
Some consider it to be a gesture of servility since the junior extends a salute to the senior, but we know that it is quite the opposite.Courteous behavior provides a basis for developing good human relations.The distinction between civilian and military courtesy is that military courtesy was developed in a military atmosphere and has become an integral part of serving in uniform. Most forms of military courtesy have some counterpart in civilian life.Those customs that endure stand on their own merits.As a long established social organization, the Army observes a number of customs that add to the interest, pleasure, and graciousness of Army life.