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***THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THE AUTHOR’S ALONE AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS OR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.***

“Maintain and improve all around security.” – NAVMC 3500.44B, USMC Infantry Training and Readiness (T&R) Manual

“I, state your name, do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” – First line of the enlisted and officer oath of office for the Armed Forces of the United States.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Opening of the Constitution of the United States.