Values, Oaths, and the Soldiers Creed
Oath of Enlistment
"I, (state your 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
the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, so help me God."
Title 10, U.S. Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first
adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 Oct 1962.
Oath of Office (Officers)
"I, (state your name) (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).
10 May 2005