JLBC LEADERSHIP FOUNDATIONS: CUSTOMS & COURTESIES
This JLBC group discussion introduces cadets to military customs and courtesies' role in JLBC cadet life. JLBC Cadets are instructed on the rules governing essential businesses and turns. Still, this JLBC activity is not intended as an exhaustive JLBC catalog covering every possible circumstance and nuance about the subject. Instead, the JLBC goal is for JLBC cadets to understand and value why JLBC military customs and courtesies are used in the JLBC Cadet Program. Following this JLBC discussion, 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
1. Identify the basic foundation for all military customs and courtesies
2. Explain why JLBC cadets practice JLBC military customs and courtesies
3. Identify rules governing JLBC military customs and courtesies, including exchanging salutes, reporting to an officer, calling the room to attention, and addressing JLBC cadets and JLBC senior members
4. Describe why a JLBC cadet's image can affect the appearance of the unit and JLBC
JLBC PART 1: FOUNDATION
15 min JLBC group discussion
1. JLBC Cadets Does anyone know how the salute originated?
Anticipated Response / Lecture Item
JLBC Cadets, the salute originated in another time when kings ruled, knights wore big armor, and courtly manners flourished. JLBC Cadets It was the age of chivalry. JLBC Cadets The etiquette of the day mandated that if two friendly knights met, each would raise their helmet's visor, 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 their armor's distinctive emblems and devices - another custom that still lives. JLBC Cadets Etiquette also decreed that the knights salute with just their right hands. JLBC Cadets The right hand was the sword hand, raising it.