Military and civilian employees of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) gathered at the agency's Memorial Wall on September 11, 2015 - Patriot Day - to collectively recite the Oath of Office, reaffirming their commitment to the Constitution and to the safety, security, and liberty of the American people.
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Led by ADM Michael S. Rogers, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, NSA/Chief, CSS, the participants in the ceremony rededicated themselves to the defense of the nation and the values enshrined in our nation's founding documents.
The event began with a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. ADM Rogers then invited the workforce to join him in reaffirming their oath, which is officially known as the Oath of Office.
"In assuming these responsibilities, the nation is counting on us," he said.
All federal employees must take an oath to the Constitution, promising to defend it and all for which America stands. This commitment is the very foundation of the agency's mission. Moreover, NSA is a unique national asset because of its talented workforce, many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States.