Accession Number:

ADA180351

Title:

Moral Obligations from Our Oath to the US Constitution

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Every officer in the military takes an oath of office upon entry into the service. Under that oath the officer has some moral obligations. This article examines these obligations in relation to the Constitution of the United States. The article looks back two hundred years at the military influence in the origins of the Constitution. Then based on these origins and the actual wording in the Constitution the article presents the moral obligations that the military officer has incurred from the oath of office. The article does not cover the legal obligations to the Constitution, which are given in the UCMJ.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE