“…I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”
Excerpt from the oath of office taken by commissioned officers
“Bear true faith and allegiance to the United StatesConstitution. Excerpt from the Army Values definition of Loyalty
To understand how the Constitution of the United States relates to being and Army Officer we have to understand what is theConstitution and how we as soldiers can apply it with the Army Values.
The United States Constitution is the basis of all law of the United States is the foundation of this country and the most importantdocument in its history. It provides the guidelines for the government and citizens of the United States. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws. It establishes theform of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the government and the methods of achieving them. The Preamble states the broadpurposes the Constitution is intended to serve - to establish a government that provides for greater cooperation among the States, ensures justice and peace, provides for defense against foreignenemies, promotes the general well-being of the people, and secures liberty now and in the future.
The Army Values represent what we are to be, and what we stand for, every day we serve. The ArmyValue, Loyalty, describes the significance of the Constitution to the Army. The Constitution, which all enlisted and officers begin their career by devoting allegiance to, is the foundation of ourcountry’s government and legislation. Duty to me is accomplishing a task that needs to be done, no matter how much you’d rather be doing something else. Whether you love it or hate it, the task is there...