Reminds me of where I was stationed in Iraq. There was so much brass that a full colonel had nothing better to do than do seatbelt checks on passing vehicles. One day, I saw one of our LTs trudging back from the "pleasure dome", the nickname for the ops center. As I passed, I snapped my best parade salute. He was so thrilled that someone had saluted him, he actually thanked me.
US Army, USAR. 20 years, CW2, EW tech.
When and where were you in Iraq?