Comment: Oath of office for federal & military

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Oath of office for federal & military

Federal:
The first Congress developed this requirement into a simple, 14-word oath: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States."

The current oath was enacted in 1884: I 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.
http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/a/oaths_of_offic...

Military: The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows

"I, _____, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
http://www.history.army.mil/html/faq/oaths.html