COMMUNISM The Navy will be the first branch of the service to be forced to re-take their oath under the military stand down

samus79

Veteran Member
This is outrageous, I see it as making current military members swear fealty to the deep state, why else would they force them all to re-take the oath? All under the auspices of fighting extremism. This is another step towards unleashing the military on conservatives.



Navy Will Make All Sailors Reaffirm Oath to the Constitution in Extremism Stand-Down

Gina Harkins
Navy Oath of Enlistment


LT Kelson Mosier, Officer in Charge of NTAG Portland Boise detachment, administers the Oath of Enlistment to a group of future sailors during the first intermission of the Idaho Steelheads match on March 7, 2020 at CenturyLink arena. (Daniel Rachal/U.S. Navy)

When the Navy holds its daylong stand-downs to address the extremist ideologies that leaders say have infiltrated the military ranks, sailors across the fleet will be required to reaffirm the oath they took to the U.S. Constitution.

All Navy personnel -- uniformed and civilian -- will have to repeat the oath of enlistment or office and discuss what actions betray that promise during the virtual or in-person learning sessions that must be held by April 6. The stand-downs will focus on the "damaging effects of extremism" and how to eliminate it, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell wrote in a service-wide message.
"As public servants, we took an oath to the Constitution and we will not tolerate those who participate in actions that go against the fundamental principles of the oath we share, particularly actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies," Nowell wrote.

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The Navy is the first military service to reveal what leaders will cover during the military's upcoming stand-downs. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the one-day events last month after dozens of veterans and service members were arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Stand-downs are typically held after accidents to ensure safety protocols are being met, but military leaders have used them to address other problems, such as sexual assault or suicides. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby called the arrests following the Capitol siege a "wake-up call" for defense leaders.

Whether extremists are in the ranks is no longer debatable, he added this week. "It's really just about to what degree," Kirby said.

Navy leaders can access service-provided a discussion guide and slides to help prepare for the upcoming stand-downs. The discussion guide stresses that troops' freedom of speech and right to peaceful assembly are protected by the First Amendment. However, the document adds, "these important rights are not unlimited in their protections."

"Vandalizing government property and storming a police barrier is not an exercise of First Amendment rights," the guide states. "...Understanding that we support and defend the Constitution of the United States, not a supervisor, political appointee or person occupying a political office."
Lawyers representing some former and current military personnel accused of entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 have argued that their clients were following President Donald Trump's directions.
Commanders can tailor the discussions they have with their personnel, but all must include the group reaffirmation of the oath of enlistment and discussions about what it means. They must also address the responsibility leaders at every level have to report and investigate signs of extremism, and the findings of a Navy task force that recently made dozens of recommendations about how to end racism in the ranks.

Adm. John Aquilino, the head of U.S. Pacific Fleet, held one of the service's first stand-downs with members of a West Coast carrier strike group on Feb. 8, after hate symbols were found aboard two of the group's ships in a matter of weeks.
"We are all sailors, we are all shipmates, and we are here to serve our nation and defend the Constitution," Aquilino told the strike group's crew members. "I owe you a safe place to work so that you can execute your mission and fulfill your oath."
The Navy's slides for the stand-down include several anecdotal examples of behavior prohibited in the ranks. These range from a Marine who was discharged after posing in blackface on social media to a soldier who faced federal charges for distributing information on building improvised explosive devices, and expressed a desire to travel to Ukraine to fight with a paramilitary group with neo-Nazi sympathies.

While most troops perform their duties with integrity, the slides add, "recent events have shown that we must be ever vigilant in our efforts to identify and combat such ideology within the ranks and organizations."

-- Gina Harkins can be reached at gina.harkins@military.com. Follow her on Twitter@ginaaharkins.
Related: 'They Know All About It': Pentagon Report Details Military Reach of Supremacist Groups

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ShadowMan

Crusty ol' Codger
SOOOOO glad I'm out of that loop and fully retired. I'm not liking this PC BS that seems to invading every walk of life these days. The one thing I never liked about the military was how one idiot screws up and EVERYBODY gets beat with the same stick! I still remember "Tailhook" where a bunch of officer's totally screwed the pooch and the navy came down hard on everyone including and especially hard on the enlisted that weren't even involved in their stupid drunk orgy in any way shape or form.

The other thing that really bothers me is that I really don't think people these days give much credence to oaths any more. ESPECIALLY congress critters, judges, cops, etc., etc., etc. If they did we wouldn't be in the mess we're in right now in this country. YMMV
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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The other thing that really bothers me is that I really don't think people these days give much credence to oaths any more. ESPECIALLY congress critters, judges, cops, etc., etc., etc. If they did we wouldn't be in the mess we're in right now in this country. YMMV
Absolutely! So many people no longer have ANY respect for (much less fear of!) God. Without that, what value is an oath? It's just words...

Summerthyme
 

Mtsilverback

Contributing Member
I had just seen the old oath written out in an article within the last couple days. Maybe in the one that delved into the legalities of refusing to follow a unlawful order.
 

bw

Fringe Ranger
"Vandalizing government property and storming a police barrier is not an exercise of First Amendment rights," the guide states. "...Understanding that we support and defend the Constitution of the United States, not a supervisor, political appointee or person occupying a political office."
I have no problem with this.
 

OldArcher

Dowser, Mage, Intuitive
The Military should revolt. The nuclear forces and supply/logistics should maintain. Bases should maintain, and be defended from/against “all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Bring back the last legitimate President Donald John Trump, swear him in, and go after America’s domestic enemies, as well as foreign actors...

OA
 
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night driver

ESFP adrift in INTJ sea
The new pledge is in (114) OP-ED - Our Military’s SJW-Driven Abandonment of Warfighting Is Going to Get Troops Killed | Timebomb 2000 in post #1:

“I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”


I can imagine some of the saltier Chiefs as well as some saltier1Sg working THAT over, but NOT in the Secdef's presence 'cause he'd have kittenz. Black AND white ones. All claws.
 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
SOOOOO glad I'm out of that loop and fully retired.
What makes you think you're "immune."

You take a pension. Maybe to get your pension you have to take the same oath?

Can't have no "extremists" living out the remainder of their life on Joe Biden's checkbook.

IIRC, Southern officers had to make a similar declaration after their little Civil War tryst?

One online (and interesting parallel) at Ironclad Oath - Wikipedia

The Ironclad Oath was an oath promoted by Radical Republicans and opposed by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War. The Republicans intended to prevent political activity of ex-Confederate soldiers and supporters by requiring all voters and officials to swear they had never supported the Confederacy. Given the temporary disenfranchisement of the numerous Confederate veterans and local civic leaders, a new Republican biracial coalition came to power in the eleven Southern states during Reconstruction. Southern conservative Democrats were angered to have been disenfranchised.
Dobbin
 

MinnesotaSmith

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Absolutely! So many people no longer have ANY respect for (much less fear of!) God. Without that, what value is an oath? It's just words...

Summerthyme
When easily 60% of people now taking sacred marital vows divorce without proving real grounds, and >80% of marrieds are unfaithful during marriage (nowhere near complete overlap in those groups), lesser vows to uphold employment agreements can be expected to be tossed away like kindergarten crush promises to love forever.
 

Doomer Doug

Has No Life - Lives on TB
This is what Hitler did, make the Wehrmach take their oath personally to him. And make no mistake here, this is retaking your military oath to the woke constitution and the Marxist version of it. Oh the purge is in full swing now.
And on the 75th anniversary of raising the flag on Iwo Jima too.
Don't forget this Naval Chief of Operations and Gilday deployed transgenders to combat ships too.
So all military will be swearing an oath that accepts all of it.

:dstrs::iwojima:
 

Dennis Olson

Chief Curmudgeon
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Sorry about that, I just added some paragraph breaks that didn’t copy over from the original
I'll tell you why that is:

When you use the advanced editor (all the little icons above your text entry area are active), you get all the hotlinks, images, fonts, etc copied over. HOWEVER, for whatever reason, the damn paragraph breaks DO NOT COPY.

If you use the standard editor (all the little icons are grayed-out), you'll retain all your paragraph breaks, but nothing else. No images, no hotlinks, no nothin'.

I normally use the standard editor unless the story has a bunch of indented text, in which case I'll use the advanced one. But if I do, I spin through the pasted article RE-ADDING the damn paragraph breaks.

Evidently this issue isn't related specifically to this forum's software, I've seen that happen on other boards using other software. Nuts.
 
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20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
"Vandalizing government property and storming a police barrier is not an exercise of First Amendment rights," the guide states. "...Understanding that we support and defend the Constitution of the United States, not a supervisor, political appointee or person occupying a political office."
Actually it is and the 2nd in some cases.
 
The source URL can be found here:

TF1N Pledge

Found on the bottom of page 10 of the TF1N Final Report

"As a key member of Task Force One Navy I will invest the time, attention and empathy required to analyze and evaluate Navywide issues related to racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.

I pledge to be actively inclusive in the public and private spheres where I live and work, and proactively encourage others to do the same.

I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy.

I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities.

I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.

I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navywide reforms."
 

20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I thought that oath was a bad joke. Worse I looked it up and it appears true.

OMG.... never thought that would happen with the US Navy.
 

vestige

Has No Life - Lives on TB
The source URL can be found here:

TF1N Pledge

Found on the bottom of page 10 of the TF1N Final Report

"As a key member of Task Force One Navy I will invest the time, attention and empathy required to analyze and evaluate Navywide issues related to racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.

I pledge to be actively inclusive in the public and private spheres where I live and work, and proactively encourage others to do the same.

I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy.

I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities.

I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.

I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navywide reforms."
Ableism?
 

20Gauge

Has No Life - Lives on TB
So the next Captain who crashes a ship won't be in trouble because they.......

I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navywide reforms."

While wearing a dress.....???

Just asking....
 

Doomer Doug

Has No Life - Lives on TB
The source URL can be found here:

TF1N Pledge

Found on the bottom of page 10 of the TF1N Final Report

"As a key member of Task Force One Navy I will invest the time, attention and empathy required to analyze and evaluate Navywide issues related to racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.

I pledge to be actively inclusive in the public and private spheres where I live and work, and proactively encourage others to do the same.

I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every Sailor in the Navy.

I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities.

I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.

I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navywide reforms."
Yep, that is an oath sworn that gives Austin and giday a military that will KILL anybody who doesn't believe in this bs, utterly incomprehensible bs too.

Our enemies are laughing their asses off at our folly.

We have been handed over to them, especially Iran, to attack us with impunity. Anybody notice all the attacks on us in iraq and afghanistan sonce biden took over?
 
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