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Oaths of Office

        An Oath of Office is required upon initial commission in the Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve. This includes commissioning as a Chief Warrant Officer.

Acceptance and Oath of Office - Form CG-9556

*** Administrating Officer is required by law to be “any commissioned officer of the Armed Forces, a United States commissioner, a judge of a Court of Record, a Clerk of a Court of Record, a Notary Public, or a Justice of the Peace”. The Administering Officer cannot be a Chief Petty Officer, or Petty Officer.


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