This is the oath office that is recited during the ceremony ... I just love this:
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 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 on which I am about to enter.
So help me God.
|These boys have my heart.|
|Of course we rehearsed our roles in the ceremony.|
I had the hard part, getting that crazy shoulder board onto his coat ...
But I nailed it! First try! HOOAH!
|Congratulations, COL Cook!|