Uncertainty can be happiness

"Security is a false god," or running around the world as an FSO

First Day

Posted by quirksalight on March 29, 2010

“I, [state your name.] do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That I take this obligation freely and without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. That I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me, God.”

On Monday morning, the 152nd class Foreign Service Officer class stood up in the Henderson Auditorium of Main State and took the above oath of office, swearing us in. Exciting, scary, exhilarating, and surprised, I had to admit I got a bit of a chill down my back as I stood, repeating the oath with the other 92 members of my class. It’s really on!


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