Mark Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke at a Veterans Day event this week, and said,
we do not take an oath to a king or a queen, a tyrant or a dictator. We do not take an oath to an individual.
...each of us will protect and defend [the Constitution] regardless of personal price.
Gen. Mark Milley, quoted in Australia's Special Broadcasting Service
Nice to hear. But why did he have to say this?