So when does our military start living up to their oath? Obey the orders of the president... that is from the new oath instilled in 1960. That is where the confusion began. Does an officer defend the constitution or obey the illegal actions of a president?
Before 1960, that wasn't even a question. Before 1960 it read "...that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."
an oath is an oath first and foremost but we are in uncharted waters for sure with regard to the “all threats foreign and domestic” aspect.
Military officers take an oath to the obey Constitution, not the President.
Enlisted members, however, do swear to follow the orders of the President.