The only way to really sort these text faces was to separate them into groups based on what kind of character they use for a mouth. This first group uses a ω character for their mouths. They are all saluting using characters like ゞ, which is great because the little lines add movement to the gesture. Sir, yes sir!
|(。・ω・)ゞ||ヽ( ˘ω˘ )ゝ||（＊´ω｀）ゞ|
This next group of saluting emojis all use a ε character for their mouth to make puckered lips. They look pretty silly while giving a salutation, as if they are not totally serious. Use these if you are making a joke or poking fun at something. You definitely don’t want to send these saluting emoticons to a drill sargeant.
|ヽ( ˘з˘ )ゝ|