The Naval Officer above demonstrates a sharp salute.
President Obama's usual sloppy salute.
A veteran of the United States Air Force (WAF), I’m annoyed every time I see Barack Obama return a hand salute to a member of the armed forces; he looks ridiculous. As shown in the photo of the U.S. Navy officer above, his right arm and hand should be perfectly straight and his hand just off the right eyebrow. The salute should also be short and snappy. Surely, someone at the Pentagon can show our president how to salute properly.