Sample Armed Forces Acknowledgments
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF WRITTEN INSTRUMENTS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
Sec. 1. In addition to the acknowledgment of written instruments and the performance of other notarial acts in the manner and form otherwise authorized by the laws of this state, any person serving in or with the armed forces of the United States wherever located, or any person who is serving as a merchant seaman outside the limits of the United States included within the fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia, or any person who is outside said limits by permission, assignment or direction of any department or office of the United States government, in connection with any activity pertaining to the prosecution of any war in which the United States is then engaged, may acknowledge any instruments, attest documents, subscribe oaths and affirmations, give depositions, execute affidavits and perform other notarial acts before any commissioned officer with the rank of second lieutenant or higher in the active services of the army of the United States or the United States Marine Corps or before any commissioned officer with the rank of ensign or higher in the active service of the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard, or with equivalent rank in any other component part of the armed forces of the United States which officer shall certify thereto over his official signature and title in substantially the following form:
With the Armed Forces (or other component part of the armed forces) of the United States at ______________.1
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged this ________ day of __________ 19____ by _______________2 serving (in) the armed forces of the (with) United States) _____________________ (as a merchant seaman outside the limits of the United States) (as a person not in the armed forces, but outside the limits of the United States by permission, assignment or direction of a department of the United States Government in connection with an activity pertaining to the prosecution of the war), before me, a commissioned officer in the active service of the (Army of the United States) (United States Marine Corps) (United States Navy) (United States Coast Guard) (or equivalent rank in any other component part of the armed forces).
(Signature of officer)
Rank and Branch
Footnote 1. In the event that military considerations preclude disclosure of the place of execution or acknowledgment the words "an undisclosed place" may be supplied in lieu of the appropriate city or county, state, and country.
Footnote 2. If by a natural person or persons, insert name or names; if by a person acting in a representative or official capacity or as attorney-in-fact, then insert name of person acknowledging the instrument, followed by an accurate description of the capacity in which he acts including the name of the person, corporation or other entity represented.