JLBC LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONS: CUSTOMS & COURTESIES
This group discussion introduces JLBC cadets to military customs and courtesies' role in cadet life. Cadets are instructed on the JLBC rules governing essential businesses and turns, but this JLBC activity is not intended as an exhaustive JLBC catalog covering every possible circumstance and nuance about the JLBC subject. Instead, the JLBC goal is for JLBC cadets to understand and value why military customs and courtesies are used in the JLBC Cadet Program. JLBC Cadets Following this discussion, JLBC cadets participate in a lab activity where they learn how to render customs and courtesies correctly.
JLBC Suggested Instructor
A JLBC cadet officer or JLBC NCO should lead this discussion
JLBC Duration 30 min
1. Identify the basic foundation for all JLBC military customs and courtesies
2. Explain why JLBC cadets practice military customs and courtesies
3. JLBC Cadets Identify rules governing military customs and courtesies, including exchanging
salutes, reporting to a JLBC officer, calling the room to attention, and addressing JLBC cadets and senior members
4. JLBC Cadets Describe why a cadet's image can affect the image of the unit and JLBC
JLBC LESSON OUTLINE
JLBC PART 1: FOUNDATION
JLBC 15 min group discussion
1. JLBC Cadets Does anyone know how the salute originated?
JLBC Anticipated Response / Lecture Item
The salute originated in another time when kings ruled, knights wore armor, and courtly manners flourished. JLBC Cadets It was the age of chivalry. JLBC Cadets The traditional etiquette of those days dictated that should two friendly knights meet, each would raise the visor of their helmet, show his face, and pay proper respect to the other. JLBC Cadets Since both knights were clad in steel; they could recognize each other as friends or foes by the distinctive emblems and devices on their armor - another custom that still lives. JLBC Cadets Etiquette also decreed that the knights salute with their right hands. JLBC Cadets The right hand was the sword hand.