Air Force Oficer Promotion Ceremony Script
FOR PROMOTION PIN-ON
Presiding Officer: Lt Col <BOSS>
Administering Oath: Col (Ret) <DAD>
Order of Events:
GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. WE’RE PLEASED ALL OF YOU COULD JOIN US AS WE RECOGNIZE ONE OF OUR OWN, FIRST LIEUTENANT <FNAME> <LNAME>, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN. BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME LT <LNAME>’S FATHER, RETIRED COLONEL <DAD>, HIS WIFE, <FNAME> AND HIS DAUGHTER, <FNAME>. LT COL JEFFERY <BOSS>, COMMANDER, ????? SQUADRON, WILL OFFICIATE TODAY’S CEREMONY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, COLONEL <BOSS>.
(Lt Col <BOSS> and Lt <LNAME> enter the room and proceed directly to area in front of the Flags with Lt <LNAME> standing to Lt Col <BOSS>’s left.)
(Lt Col <BOSS>makes comments as desired)
ATTENTION TO ORDERS: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ACTING UPON THE
RECOMMENDATION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE, HAS PLACED SPECIAL TRUST AND
CONFIDENCE IN THE PATRIOTISM, INTEGRITY, AND ABILITIES OF FIRST LIEUTENANT <FNAME>
<LNAME>. IN VIEW OF THESE SPECIAL QUALITIES, AND HIS DEMONSTRATED POTENTIAL TO
SERVE IN THE HIGHER GRADE, FIRST LIEUTENANT <LNAME> IS PROMOTED TO THE GRADE OF
CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, EFFECTIVE THE 2ND DAY OF APRIL, TWO THOUSAND
AND EIGHT, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE.
<FNAME> AND <FNAME>, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD AND PIN ON CAPTAIN <LNAME>’S
(Mrs. <LNAME> and Angela <LNAME> take positions on either side of Lt <LNAME>. Pinning -- Photo)
(Narrator will lead audience in applause)
COLONEL <DAD> WILL NOW ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE.
Col <DAD> and Capt <LNAME> face each other—Capt <LNAME> raises his right hand--Photo)
I, (state your full name) /// having been appointed a Captain in the United States Air Force /// 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 /// without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion /// and that I will well and faithfully discharge /// the duties of the office which I am about to enter /// so help me God.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CAPTAIN <LNAME>.
(Capt <LNAME> makes remarks as desired.)
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS CONCLUDES THIS MORNING CEREMONY, PLEASE COME TO
THE FRONT AND OFFER YOUR CONGRATULATIONS AND JOIN US FOR SOME REFRESHMENTS.
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