Memorandum for the Joint Force

Does not technically apply to the Coast Guard, but passing this along, with hearty agreement. Anticipate we will soon see something similar from the Commandant.

11 thoughts on “Memorandum for the Joint Force

    • Allegations of wide spread election fraud were aired in court more than 60 times and none were found valid. We are a nation of laws. The assault on the Capital was an attempt at intimidation. It was a crime. This went beyond political disagreement. This was an assault on the Constitution that I took an oath to defend. So, America, love it or leave it.

  1. Nothing to be forgiven for Chuck – You took the same basic oath I did and it says Constitution and that we are a nation of laws. Yes invading the capital was a crime and as more information comes out, it shows that some were looking to capture or kill our elected representatives and probably staff, that is not right. Designed to scare our representatives again not right.

  2. I am not sure I would pass this letter on. The letter may be a fake.
    The subject matter of the letter does not seem consistent within the purview of military leadership. It reads more like a legal opinion piece.
    General Mark Milley’s signature also does not seem consistent with his signed letters available on the internet.
    I think more study of its origins is called for.

  3. Indirectly I received the Commandant’s message forwarding the JCS letter. It is duplicated below.

    To the Women and Men of the United States Coast Guard,

    As Service Chief of the United States Coast Guard, both an Armed Force and a Law Enforcement Agency, I echo the sentiments of the Department of Defense Joint Chiefs and encourage every member to read their important message to the Joint Force (attached).

    The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021, was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process. Violent and destructive actions that occurred at the Capitol were inconsistent with the rule of law. Any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only incompatible with our values and the oath we swore, it is against the law. All of our actions and interactions must conform to, and promote, our Constitutional oath; we must foster adherence amongst all of those with whom we serve.

    The Coast Guard mourns the deaths of our fellow law enforcement officers and others connected to these tragic events. We must remain grounded in our Core Values of Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty. We will remain steadfast and focused on performing our missions that are vital to the safety, security, and economic prosperity of the Nation.

    Admiral Karl L. Schultz
    U.S. Coast Guard

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