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Navy OCS-First Salute

Flash

SEVAL/ECMO
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The skipper at OCS has done away with first salutes, just FYI. People weren't obeying the one dollar rule or whatever and there was some issue with the government gift giving policy.
Wow, someone reads the rules a little too literally.
 

Hair Warrior

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Wow, someone reads the rules a little too literally.
The funny thing is, if one reads the rules even more literally than the skipper, you actually can gift a $1 coin that contains precious metals worth more than $1 as a gift to government personnel. All U.S. currency in circulation is strictly the value printed on the currency — not the metals value. So a $1 silver dollar is actually worth only $1 legally, because it’s illegal to melt the coin down to obtain the ~$16/oz. in silver content. Same way a penny is worth only $0.01 even though its copper content is worth $0.02-0.04 in metals value. You can’t go into a 7-11 and demand to buy a $1 Pepsi with 50 pennies just because copper prices are higher now. If you deposited a $1 silver eagle in your bank account, your account would go up by $1, not its street value/collector value.
 
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sevenhelmet

Uh oh...
pilot
The skipper at OCS has done away with first salutes, just FYI. People weren't obeying the one dollar rule or whatever and there was some issue with the government gift giving policy.
Anyone who looks at the gif-giving regulation will realize how ridiculous that is. The skipper can't require the new ENSs to give them, but he doesn't have to stop them.

You don't even have to make Hair Warrior's $1 argument if the coin is less than $20 as a one-time only thing per person. But, but... CYA! :rolleyes:
 
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