SES
That section of the Army Regulations is for ceremonies...
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:57pm
108.171.130.166 (XFF: 198.101.7.220)

...like parades, not "Retreat".

An indoor ceremony would be something where the national Anthem is played, for example.

There is nothing in any Army regulation stating that soldiers should stand while indoors if they hear "Retreat" playing outside.

From the "Army Study Guide" section on "Retreat":

When in a formation or a group, the senior soldier present will call the group to 'Attention' and then 'Parade, Rest' at the first note of 'Retreat.' That soldier will then call the group to 'Attention' and 'Present, Arms' at the first note of 'To the Colors' and then 'Order, Arms' at the conclusion. When in civilian clothing, the only change is to place your right hand over your heart instead of saluting. Vehicles in motion should stop. If you are in a car or on a motorcycle, dismount and salute. If you are with a group in a military vehicle or bus, remain in the vehicle. The individual in charge will dismount and salute. These honors also apply to the national anthems of foreign countries during ceremonies or parades."

The only reference to indoors is for the Pledge:

"The Pledge of Allegiance is not recited in military formations or in military ceremonies. At other functions where the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, a soldier in uniform silently stands at attention facing the flag and renders the hand salute if outdoors. Indoors a soldier in uniform silently stands at attention facing the flag."

  • Different bases, different procedures?Jeeves, Thu Oct 12 2:28pm
    At Fort A. P. Hill, we had to come to attention no matter where we were. And Army Regulation 60025 says indoors OR outdoors... Maybe a difference between Army and Marines?
    • That section of the Army Regulations is for ceremonies... — SES, Thu Oct 12 3:57pm