32 U.S. Code § 312 - Appointment oath

Each person who is appointed as an officer of the National Guard shall subscribe to the following oath:
“I, XXXXXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of XXXXXX against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and of the Governor of the State of XXXXXX, that I make this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of XXXX in the National Guard of the State of XXXXXX upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.”


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 603.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
312 32:112. June 3, 1916, ch. 134, § 73 (1st par.); restated June 15, 1933, ch. 87, § 11 (1st par.), 48 Stat. 157; July 9, 1952, ch. 608, § 806(c), 66 Stat. 507.

The words “Each person who is appointed as an” are inserted for clarity.

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