Oath of Office

Publishing and Posting Orders and Regulations

As a Commanding Officer, you need to memorize the both the Officer Oath of Office and the Oath of Enlistment.

The Oath of Office (for officers):

“I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), 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; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation 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.”