Friday, July 18, 2008

The meaning of a commission: A lasting obligation

"Upon being commissioned in the Armed Services of the United States, a man incurs a lasting obligation to cherish and protect his country and to develop within himself that capacity and reserve strength which will enable him to serve its arms and the welfare of his fellow Americans with increasing wisdom, diligence, and patriotic conviction. This is the meaning of the commission."

Colonel S. L. A. (SLAM) Marshall, U.S. Army

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