“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. 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.”
The Oath of Enlistment
This oath is taken by every Veteran at time of enlistment and describes the magnitude of the commitment they made. To those that have taken this oath, it is more than just words, it is a commitment, it becomes a way of life and it doesn’t end when one leaves the service.