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History: This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.
Summary: This regulation provides general policies and procedures for the rendition of salutes, honors, ceremonies, customs, and visits of courtesy.
Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Chief of Staff, Army. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling laws and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or a direct reporting unit or field operating agency of the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions in accordance with Army regulation 11-2 , but does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Chief of Staff, Army, ATTN: DACS-ZA, 200 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0200.
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Director, Army Protocol, ATTN: DACS-ZDV-PRO, 204 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0204.
Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A for Active Army and D for the Army National Guard of the United States and the U.S. Army Reserve.