M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose
Answered May 30, 2019
The gesture that most represents a symbol of respect and horror among those who are service personnel is called the salute. The salute is made for those who are arriving or departing. It is the equivalent of the military’s wink and a nod of acknowledgment. The salute is mostly associate with armed forces and other kinds of organized forces or groups.
In the Commonwealth of Nations, only the commissioned officers are acknowledged, and the salute is to the commission they carry from their commander in chief. It is the noblest gesture of respect to your fellow officers. In military tradition, there have been a plethora of variations in terms of ways to salute, and formal hand gestures are most common.