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Has anyone else heard this-that US Military people (Navy, etc.) will have to REAFFIRM THEIR OATHS coming up this April?

Has anyone else heard this?  weird.  Why?  Unless they will be swearing to something else, right?  Because once they swear an oath to the country, that is it, for your whole career.  I even had to swear my allegiance to the US, in my civilian career.  

Update:

No, you do not swear the oath more than once.  This is done when you first go in.  If you were to repeat it, it would indicate that at some point, you no longer swear your allegiance and that is not true.  

This, if true, must mean that the OLD constitution is going to be changed.  SOMETHING BIG would be happening.  I am trying to figure it out.  If true, it is mighty weird.  Maybe it has to do with all that "incorporated" business they have been talking about with the US Republic. 

Update 2:

Maybe they are going to take it back to what is was when the founders created it?  If so, that might be the best thing to happen because there are too many in gov now who are in it for themselves and not doing the will of the people who put them there!

Update 3:

It just dawned on me that perhaps it has to do with how the Biden admin, sifted through all the National Guard troops who were out there to PROTECT HIM... BUT he was afraid they were possibly "right wing" and so he had the ones who voted for Trump REMOVED???

Update 4:

Yes, thanks @anon-that came to me later, as well.  Biden was afraid of the very men and women who risk their lives for this country.  SMH at them.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Only the Navy has put out a directive that all sailors must reaffirm their oath of service. It's the same oath of service they took at enlistment/commissioning. It's not because the Constitution is changing and there is no separate oath or conspiracy to change the loyalty of the Navy. Also, servicemembers DO take the oath at reenlistment or appointment to next commissioned rank (not technically required, but permitted under title 10 USC and very common practice).

    All that being said, this is probably the most heavy handed way that the Navy leadership could react to their concerns about extremism in their ranks.

    Mandating that everyone reaffirms their oath in the context of this reaction puts every sailor under suspicion that they might be pushing extremist views and that they didn't mean their oath when they took it. This damages the trust between sailors and big Navy leadership, which has already been flagging in recent years.

    Moreover, under title 10 USC, the oath of enlistment/office is required in association with an enlistment or appointment to commissioned service. Anything else is going to be a commanding officer's order, which may or may not be lawful. In the context of what is arguably a politically and idealogically influenced initiative to increase diversity of the force, mandating a reaffirmation of oath could be seen as compelled speech in support of political activity in the guise of military activity. At best this is government overreach, and at worst a violation of servicemembers' first amendment rights and breach of the public's trust in the military as a non-political force.

    Source(s): NAVADMIN 044/21
  • 1 month ago

    Your last sentence is nothing but a huge pile of BS.

  • 1 month ago

    ........................

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    "It just dawned on me that perhaps it has to do with how the Biden admin, sifted through all the National Guard troops who were out there to PROTECT HIM... BUT he was afraid they were possibly "right wing" and so he had the ones who voted for Trump REMOVED???"

    We go through this every change of administration whether Republican or Democrat.  They do it because it's risky keeping them there and having them potentially sabotage every effort you make.  It's also what communist leaders, dictatorships and middle managers do.  It's smart and often how people in power maintain their power...by eliminating the threats to that power.  Everybody has an agenda, unfortunately.  The longer you live the more you realize it.  Life is a game and you gotta learn how to play it before you can win it, ma man!  (and whether you want to or not you WILL be forced to play it)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    So the oath that USN members took on enlistment prior to April 2021 wasn't legal or functional? That stinks of the Nazi "Hitler Oath" of 1934. The US government and military better rethink that order. That plays into a "Biden Oath" scenario.

    As an enlisted member of the US military, I had to swear a new oath every time I reenlisted.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The Loyalty Oath Trump made everybody swear to him isn't valid anymore.

  • Mrsjvb
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Happens every time you reenlist or promote( officers). 

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no, i havent heard about that

  • 1 month ago

    Perhaps the democrats will try to make the military swear a personal loyalty oath to whoever the dnc says is President. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler_Oath

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