On February 26, Col. Andrew Morgan gave a nationwide Army enlistment oath to 1,000 new recruits while in space. The US Army Recruiting Command partnered with Space Center Houston to host the ceremony. Future soldiers from more than 150 locations tuned in to hear Morgan lead the oath from his position 250 miles above the earth on the International Space Station.
"I made the decision when I was 18 years old to raise my right hand just like you're about to do," Morgan said during the broadcast. "I am still a soldier. I'm just serving in space on the ultimate high ground." Military astronauts have participated in enlistment ceremonies before, but not on this scale.