posted on Sep, 9 2008 @ 06:49 PM
Apologize if this has already been posted, but looked and did not see it.....Below is the "abbreviated" national security oath one is required to
sign "if" you see something or become aware of something that is "classified".
OATH UPON INADVERTENT EXPOSURE TO CLASSIFIED
SECURITY DATA OR INFORMATION
I fully understand that my inadvertent exposure to classified security data or information relative to the United States subjects me to the provisions
of Title 18, Sections 793-798 of the United States Code, inclusive, and, if I am subject to military jurisdictions, provisions of the Uniform Code of
Military Justice. I am aware that the punishment for certain of the above referenced statutes can be imprisonment for any term of years or for
I do therefore solemnly swear or affirm that I shall never divulge, publish, or release, either by word, conduct, or any other means, the content or
substance of the classified security data or information of which I have become aware. Only written official notice of specific authorization will
release me from this obligation.
I further understand that no change in my assignment, employment, residence, or citizenship will ever relieve me of my responsibilities under this
oath, except as defined above.
SIGNATURE OF WITNESS DATE
TITLE/ORGANIZATION NAME (PRINTED)/SSAN
PRIVACY ACT NOTICE
This form is affected by the Privacy Act of 1974. AUTHORITY 10 USC 8012; and EO 9397
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To record information on individuals who have inadvertently been exposed to classified security data or information relative to the
United States Government.
ROUTINE USE: Affirms intent to safeguard information which could damage national security and to inform individuals of penalties under the Espionage
Laws (Title 18, USC, Sections 793 through 798) and the UCMJ.
SSAN: Is necessary to verify identity of signator.