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Promotion Ceremony Script {1stLT}

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'

CEREMONY SCRIPT
FOR PROMOTION PIN-ON
OF
________________________
18 Nov 96

Order of Events:
0850All guests are seated or standing in the EVENTS ROOM
0900Narrator begins making brief welcoming comments when Brig Gen Barry is ready to enter room
NARRATOR

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE. WE’RE PLEASED ALL OF YOU COULD JOIN US AS WE RECOGNIZE ONE OF OUR OWN, SECOND LIEUTENANT KATHY SMITH, ON THE OCCASION OF HER PROMOTION TO FIRST LIEUTENANT. BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE ARE PLEASED TO WELCOME KATHY’S HUSBAND, LT PAUL SMITH. BRIG GENERAL BARRY, COMMANDER, 56th FIGHTER WING, WILL OFFICIATE TODAY’S CEREMONY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GENERAL BARRY.

(Brig Gen Barry and Lt Smith enter the room and proceed directly to area in front of the Flags with Lt Smith standing to Brig Gen Barry’s left.)

(Brig Gen Barry 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 SECOND LIEUTENANT KATHY SMITH. IN VIEW OF THESE SPECIAL QUALITIES, AND HER DEMONSTRATED POTENTIAL TO SERVE IN THE HIGHER GRADE, SECOND LIEUTENANT SMITH IS PROMOTED TO THE GRADE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, EFFECTIVE THE 18TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED AND NINETY-NINE, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE.

LT SMITH, WOULD YOU PLEASE ASSIST GENERAL BARRY IN PINNING ON YOUR WIFE’S NEW RANK?

(Lt Paul Smith takes up a position to Lt Kathy Smith’s left, assistant hands rank to Brig Gen Barry and Paul Smith. Pinning -- Photo)

(Narrator will lead audience in applause)

GENERAL BARRY WILL NOW READMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE.

(Assistant will hand oath card to Brig Gen Barry (if needed). He and Lt Smith face each other--Lt Smith raises her right hand--Photo)

I, (state your full name) /// having been appointed a first lieutenant 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, FIRST LT KATHY SMITH.

(1Lt Smith 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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