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The Navy will make all sailors reaffirm their oath to the Constitution as it fights extremism in its ranks

Posted On: Mar 4, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

US Navy sailors salute during a "Pass and Review" for the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, at on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, December 7, 2015.
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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered a one-day stand-down for all service branches after dozens of veterans and service members were arrested in connection with the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
The Navy is the first branch to reveal what leaders will cover during the military's upcoming stand-downs, and it will include a repeat of the oath of enlistment or office for all personnel.
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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 US Constitution. All Navy personnel - uniformed and civilian - will have to repeat the oath of enlistment or office and discuss what actions betray that promise...

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