3 Ways to Continence Like a Soldier

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3 Ways to Continence Like a Soldier
3 Ways to Continence Like a Soldier

Saluting is one of the oldest and highest forms of respect in the army. Whether you're just a soldier or just want to learn to salute like people in the military, this article will help you through the basics.


Method 1 of 3: Saluting

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Step 1. Keep your spine straight

Adopt the best posture possible during continence. Don't slump or let your shoulders slump. Stand with your arms straight and straight at your sides and your fingers pointed toward the floor.

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Step 2. Look towards the flag or person where the salute is directed

If you are greeting a person, it is considered a sign of respect to maintain eye contact.

The person with the lowest rank must initiate continence. In this way, the officer is not implying that he is, at any point, inferior to the superior officer. It's just a show of respect and camaraderie

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Step 3. Raise your right arm into the correct position

Bring it up so that the bicep is parallel to the floor. The arm should remain straight, with the elbow in a straight line with the shoulders.

A well-executed salute represents a well-defined and characteristic movement. After using it daily, it will be automatic

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Step 4. Raise your hand towards your eyebrow

Keep the outer edge of the hand slightly slanted downward so that neither the back nor the palm is visible to the person in front. The hand and wrist will be straight, the elbow slightly forward and the forearm at a 45-degree angle to the ground. Keep your fingers and thumb straight and in line with each other.

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Step 5. Change the salute as appropriate for pieces being worn on the head

Although the basic steps are very similar, there are small adjustments that should be made if you have glasses or a piece of clothing on your head.

  • If you are wearing something on your head with a visor (with or without glasses): in the "sense" order, you will salute with your right hand, touching the tip of your index finger to the edge of the visor, slightly above your right eye.
  • If you're not wearing glasses or clothing on your head, or something that doesn't include a visor, you'll use the same precise movements, but touch your finger to your forehead, just outside the outer edge of your right eyebrow.
  • When wearing glasses, with no garments on your head, or with something without a visor: this time, you will touch the tip of your right index finger on the glasses. Touch the part of the frame where the side rod fits on the right edge, over the right eyebrow.
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Step 6. Maintain continence

You must keep the salutation until the commanding officer gives the order to "rest".

During the performance of the National Anthem or other official songs, you must maintain a salute to the last note

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Step 7. Follow the salute with an appropriate greeting

It is recommended to say "good morning, sir" or something like that when greeting a superior. Salute, then shake hands with the soldier keeping her in shape.

If you wish to inform the officer of something, identify yourself and state your intention. For example: "Sir, soldier Souza introducing himself"

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Step 8. Lower your hand

Bring it straight down, placing it in its natural position at the side of the body, when you finish the salute.

  • Do not tap your leg or move your hand to the other side.
  • Any flourish in salute is inappropriate. If you overdo it or do it lazily, it can be perceived as an even greater insult than not doing it at all.

Method 2 of 3: Saluting When Appropriate

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Step 1. Acknowledge authorities with a salute

It is important to know to whom salutes should be directed.

  • Always salute the president of Brazil.
  • Do this for any enlisted or commissioned soldiers.
  • Salute any Medal of Honor recipient, regardless of rank.
  • Salute officers from allied foreign nations.
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Step 2. Salute during appropriate events

  • Do this while playing the National Anthem. You must also salute the performance of foreign national anthems.
  • To the national flag, when it is open in public. Salute as soon as she is about six feet away and keep her the same distance after you pass her.
  • Salute during the appropriate ceremonies. These include military funerals, change of command and when the flag is raised and lowered.
  • Do it during a performance of honor.
  • Salute the pledge to the flag.
  • Salute when performing.
  • Always when seeing soldiers in official vehicles.
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Step 3. Don't salute when it's not practical or when it's against the rules

  • Do not salute in a non-public setting unless you are performing for a higher-ranking official.
  • Saluting is waived when hands are occupied or it is not possible to do so, such as in the cleaning service. In these cases, a greeting can be used in place of a salute.
  • Do not salute while operating a moving vehicle.
  • Use common sense in public areas. Salutes are unnecessary if you meet a senior officer on a plane or at the bus terminal.
  • Soldiers working at a commercial point or playing a sport do not need to stop their activity to salute.
  • Do not salute a non-commissioned officer.

Method 3 of 3: Learning the Variations

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Step 1. Salute British soldiers with palm facing away from body

The hand should almost touch the edge of the cap. Great Britain's army and armed forces soldiers use this salute, but the navy keeps the palm facing down at a 90-degree angle.

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Step 2. Use a two-finger salute to greet the Polish army

The Polish army renders a salute identical to the conventional one, but the ring and little fingers are not extended.

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Step 3. Use a zogist salute to recognize the Albanian troops

This gesture is also used in respect of the flags of Mexico and some Latin American countries. The zogist salute is done by stretching the arm in front of the body and bringing the hand to the chest in a choppy motion. The hand should be held against the chest, palm facing down and parallel to the floor.


  • Never salute when holding an object that requires the use of both hands, such as a large box or the Brazilian flag. Do so, however, if a higher-ranking official is holding something with both hands but not expecting a return.
  • It is customary for soldiers of all ranks to salute recipients of medals of honor, regardless of rank.
  • Do not salute an enlisted person. Only for people above you.


  • Failure to salute a soldier or an appropriate object is a sign of disrespect punishable by disciplinary action.
  • Relaxing before receiving the order is a sign of disrespect.

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