Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Re-enlistment oath soon to be stored online

Above: Gen. Richard A. Cody, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, presides over the reenlistment of six 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers during avisit to Camp Taji in February

The services already have the e-retirement — permitting service members to go through the retirement process online.

Pretty soon a significant cultural, if not psychological, part of entering or reenlisting in the military will be a virtual experience: the oath.

When the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System, or DIMHRS, goes live starting August 1, 2008, one of the services it will provide is certifying and storing officers’ oaths of office. Human resources officials overseeing development of the new system could not be reached to say whether enlisted service members also will be able to electronically sign their military oaths.

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