The Oath

I, [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; 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.

Marjorie Sue Green’s booklet From Recruit to Salty WAVE! The Ordeal of Seaman Green comes from The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.