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What is the correct protocol for receptions?  
Formal receptions generally include a receiving line where attendees are invited to go through in order to meet and greet the guest of honor. Except for receiving lines at the White House, diplomatic corps, and Air Force functions, ladies precede gentlemen in the line. Names are given to the aide or adjutant is at the beginning of the line who then introduces you to the guest of honor. Your name(s) are passed on down the receiving line. Be sure to reintroduce yourself if there is a problem. A handshake and simple, cordial greeting is appropriate (no lengthy conversations). However, do not shake the aide or adjutant’s hand, only the guest(s) of honor. Consult your local military Protocol office for more information.
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