Monday, May 31, 2010

The Military Oath of Enlistment

I, (NAME), 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.


Papa Joe said...

I am not so lean, not so mean but still a Marine. My oath taken some 40 years ago did not expire when I left the Corps.
Semper Fi

TLF+ said...

Thanks, Joe, for your service and for your comment. I was hoping the simplicity of the Oath would get some folks thinking.

Did you catch any of The Pacific on HBO? All about the Corps. They did a good bit on John Basilone, USMC, CMOH. There is a prominent access road to Camp Pendleton, off the I-5 in SoCal, named for him. Not sure how many people know the awesome story behind that name.