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Uniform Standards

Uniform Standards

Uniform standards are a vital part of military customs and courtesies. It represents the nation's defense forces and, by extension, the country itself. Therefore, you are expected to maintain your uniform in a neat, clean, and tidy condition at all times. Proper uniform wear instills discipline, pride, and a sense of belonging.

Uniform standards extend beyond clothing. You are also expected to maintain a high personal grooming and hygiene standard. Hair should be neat and clean and not obstruct the view of the uniform collar. Facial hair should be kept to a minimum or not present at all. Tattoos, piercings, or any other form of body modification should be minimal, hidden, or non-existent. These standards also apply to any form of civilian dress when in a military environment. The overall goal is to present a professional and united front.

Addressing Superior Officers

Another essential custom and courtesy in the JLBC Cadet Corps is how superior officers are addressed. All commissioned and warrant officers should be addressed as "Sir" or "Ma'am." Referring to officers by their rank is also acceptable. For example, a Cadet could address a Lieutenant Colonel as "Colonel."

Displaying Respect for National Symbols

Displaying respect for national symbols such as the national flag and the national anthem is a significant part of JLBC Cadet Corps customs and courtesies. When the national anthem is played, cadets should stand at attention and salute if in uniform or place their right hand over their heart in civilian clothes. Similarly, when the national flag is raised or lowered or passes by during a parade, all present are required to stand at attention and salute.

Courtesy of the Fallen

Lastly, perhaps most importantly, is the display of respect and courtesy to our fallen comrades. This is often done through a moment of silence, a salute at a gravesite, or participation in a memorial service. Our duty as members of the JLBC Cadet Corps is to ensure that those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation are never forgotten.

In conclusion, the customs and courtesies of the JLBC Cadet Corps are ingrained in every facet of military life. They are the cornerstones upon which the organization is built, and they serve to instill discipline, respect, and a sense of unity among cadets. They might seem like small gestures on the surface. Still, they embody the spirit of the JLBC Cadet Corps and the core values it represents: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Adherence to these customs and courtesies is not just about following rules; it's about maintaining the tradition of honor and respect that has defined the military for centuries.

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