I've known it was protocol for newly assigned officers to present their "calling card" to the commander and other officers, it's not only protocol but tradition but my question regards enlisted.
I've see many calling cards for years back, mostly pre-WWI, of enlisted members and I have one from around 1901/1902 from the trumpeter of K Troop 13th Cav Regt Ft Meade SD. Why would a trumpeter have a calling card? Some sort of protocol for enlisted also? Was it required by regulation or just an individual action?
Edited by Retired Army Noncom, 28 December 2017 - 11:22 AM.