Oath of Office

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Made the oversized rank emblem for a Marine SSgt when recently promoted to Warrant a Officer (WO-1). Then made the plaque to hold it as a farewell when he left our office to go to The Basic School (TBS) at Quantico to learn his officer etiquette. What? Marines learn etiquette?

A friend kindly helped me out with his new CNC machine. Engraved on oak and stained with Golden Oak.

Others have really liked this and I’ve had several requests for a repeat of this item with their rank(s).

Those who know the oath or have taken the oath know the pride and commitment behind it, for all Military Services and some of the other Govt Services (FBI, CIA, , etc.) take the same or similar oath. Thank you all for your service to County.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 05-12-2018 09:13 PM

Very nice.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-12-2018 10:13 PM

Great plaque, Gunny!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-13-2018 01:33 AM

That’s awesome work.

I just retired from the Army last month as a chief warrant officer three, just up the road from Quantico. I’ve met few Marine warrants and just like any other Marine I’ve worked with, highly skilled and professional.

Congratulations to the new Warrant.

-- ~Daniel

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#4 posted 05-13-2018 11:54 AM

Very nice plaque, they engraving is really crisp and the rank looks terrific.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#5 posted 05-13-2018 01:51 PM

This is a beautiful plaque. What would we do without the Constitution?

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 05-13-2018 03:27 PM

I took that oath several times during my career, and it always made me tear up, just as reading it did now. I love the plaque, and would be proud to own one.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#7 posted 05-13-2018 06:39 PM

Awesome work. Wish I could have served, deafness prevented that. To this gentleman and Marine I say Semper Fi, and and to those who could do what I could not, thank you.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#8 posted 05-14-2018 02:15 PM

Very nice plaque Rod. He will display it proudly.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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