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(Air Force Times) Backtalk: A more martial manner
A more martial manner
By Robert F. DORR

It will seem a novel idea to some.

Chief Master Sgt. Mike Ivey, command chief master sergeant of the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., wants airmen to act militarily.

Adhering to the principles of military discipline and enforcing standards serve as the foundation for accomplishing our mission, Ivey wrote in a commentary distributed by the Air Force News Service.

Ivey clearly believes airmen should have a military bearing and should salute and say sir or maam when appropriate.

Customs and courtesies are often overlooked in the Air Force, Ivey wrote. Yes, its easier to remain seated and continue typing an e-mail when someone of higher rank approaches our work area. Its often inconvenient to stop our car when retreat plays, especially when were in a hurry to get somewhere. He warned, Its just a matter of time until we start becoming complacent.

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