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Enlisted Oath

SFX: Cadence as Marines march up the street toward Marine Corps War Memorial monument.

Company Commander: Let me be the first one to congratulate you on a job well done and to call you a United States Marine.

First Sergeant: Raise your right hand and repeat after me.

I, state your name,

Marines: I, (name)…

First Sergeant: …do solemnly swear…

Marines: …do solemnly swear…

First Sergeant: …to support and defend…

Marines: …to support and defend…

First Sergeant: …the constitution of the United States…

Marines: …the constitution of the United States…

First Sergeant: …against all enemies…

Marines: …against all enemies…

First Sergeant: …foreign and domestic;

Marines: …foreign and domestic;

First Sergeant: …and to bear true faith…

Marines: …and to bear true faith…

First Sergeant: …and allegiance to the same;

Marines: …and allegiance to the same;

First Sergeant: …that I will obey…

Marines: …that I will obey…

First Sergeant: …the orders of…

Marines: …the orders of…

First Sergeant: …the President of the United States…

Marines: …the President of the United States…

First Sergeant: …and the orders of…

Marines: …and the orders of…

First Sergeant: …those officers…

Marines: …those officers…

First Sergeant: …appointed over me…

Marines: …appointed over me…

First Sergeant: …according to regulations…

Marines: …according to regulations…

First Sergeant: …and the uniform code of military justice.

Marines: …and the uniform code of military justice.

First Sergeant:  So help me God.

Marines:  So help me God.