He once walked by me with several of his men and he asked me if I knew who he was and I said yes, 'your dm'. Then he smiled and kept on going. I could tell at that moment those men with him were as skittish as a poorly trained green horse with rider. I could see right through the whole shabang.
I never met him. I think, if I had, while I was still in, I would have been deferential, because I respected the stated mission of the Sea Org, at the time, and I understood the sacrifice they were making to accomplish it. Now, I'd probably trip him.