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Saturday, November 11, 2006
Why Veterans' Day is Important
Oath of Enlistment/Commision for the military.
It is as follows:
The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:
"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
(Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
Officer's Oath of Commission
"I, _____ (SSAN), having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States,
as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."
(DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
What is unique about these two oaths?
There is no mention of defending a government, country, President, Congress, or any other temporal entity. In other words, there is no oath to defend "King, God and
The military of the United States of America are sworn to protect and defend the Constitution.
On this day, thank a veteran.