Joining the Military is not something to be taken lightly. A person who joins swears they will defend their country and constitution against all enemies. They also swear that they will obey the Presidents and their superior officers. It is a serious oath as, it is a serious job to defend the United States.
Example of Oath:
“I, (First Name – Middle Name – Last Name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
support and defend the Constitution of the United States and of the State of North Carolina
against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to them; and
that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of North
Carolina and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law, regulations, and
the Uniform Code of Military Justice, so help me God.”
That’s why it is so disgraceful how both parties acted during this enlistment ceremony. Master Sargeant Robin Brown decided to bring a dinosaur hand puppet for her re-enlistment into The Airforce National Guard. She decided to have the puppet repeat after her while taking the oath and whats worse, her Superior officer, a Colonel, allowed it to happen.
Watch The Failed Attempt At An Enlistment Ceremony Below.
“In a post Monday on his official Facebook page, Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, director of the Air National Guard, blasted Master Sgt. Robin Brown of the Tennessee Air National Guard for her re-enlistment video.
“I understand your outrage and frustration,” Rice said. “Let me say, I’m equally shocked and dismayed by this event that mocks such a cherished and honorable occasion. … This action goes against our very foundation.”
The Colonel has been demoted and retired for his part in this tasteless act and The puppeteer, Brown has lost her full-time job with the Tennessee Joint Public Affairs Office and will be facing administrative action.
The Director of The National Guard weighed in on the enlistment ceremony turned puppet show.