Continuing Your Oath to America

Oath of EnlistmentMany have elected to join the military or law enforcement communities so that we could serve our nation. In order to serve in such communities, an oath is sworn to uphold the Constitution and to protect our beloved nation. What happens when our time is up and we move back to civilian life? Does our oath stay behind, tucked into the uniform of yesteryear or stamped on a DD214, denoting we once swore an oath but are now free? No. The majority of us do feel that the oath we swore is for life. The real question then is “how do we continue that oath?”

After we leave the life of supplied uniforms, we can still act on our oath. The training we endured, the hours worked, the problems solved, and the things seen prepared us to be protectors of our nation for life. This is a burden we gladly accept, as those who carried it before us. But how can we continue?

  • You can go into volunteer service. The Community Emergency Response Team is a great organization that responds to emergency situations to protect and rebuild affected communities. Other organizations, such as Red Cross, can give you the same reward. You can also find local community service organizations to help around your area.
  • You can join the Civil Air Patrol. This group helps to find missing hikers with the use of aviation. There are also many ground jobs that need to be done for the guys in the air, giving non-pilots as well as pilots a mission to accomplish.
  • Emergency services are a great way to help your community as well. Many veterans go into law enforcement. A great place to work, if law enforcement does work out or doesn’t appeal to you, is becoming certified as an EMT or Paramedic and riding that ambulance.
  • You can teach classes about the Constitution. The more Americans who have a true understanding of the Constitution, the more likely we are to defend our Constitution from corrupt politicians and elect those who will help protect it.
  • You can join the neighborhood watch. By being a part of the neighborhood watch, you can help protect your area from criminals and acts of God.

No matter how you choose to continue your oath, ensure that whatever group you join actually supports the Constitution, our troops, police, and other such organizations.

One of the things many of us miss when we separate is not actively working to defend our nation. By joining such groups, we can get that feeling back and make our country a better place to live. In any case, do not let your oath get hung up in the closet like a pair of unneeded dress blues, wrapped in plastic to be simply a point of pride for things once done. Carry your oath with you every day of your life and be the man or woman you swore to be. Being a protector of this nation is something that no one can take from you. As such, never surrender it.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Seth Belt

Seth Belt

Seth grew up in Southern Arizona before joining the U.S. Navy. While serving in the Navy, Seth was an anti-narcotics operator and an anti-submarine operator for 5 years. He was lucky enough to travel to many of the Central and South American countries, as well as visiting many South East Asian nations and islands. One of Seth’s greatest joys from his time in the Navy was teaching new Sailors firearms education and safety. After leaving the Navy in 2010, Seth returned to Arizona and had a rough time learning how to be a civilian again, often working jobs that could barely pay the bills. After going to school, Seth became an Emergency Medical Technician in the Phoenix Valley, where he now lives with his wife and son.His areas of knowledge cover military, firearms, and emergency medicine.
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