The Military Covenant â A serious Question. Much has been heard of late in the media about The Military Covenant and whether current experiences have resulted in this Covenant being âbrokenâ rather than merely âseverely dentedâ so I raise a serious question. To what purpose is The Military Covenant and how credible is it? It was laid down as a contract or covenant under Wellington in the 19th Century to forge an unbreakable agreement between the fighting man and the Nation. So, if it is deemed that the political echelon has broken or irreparably damaged The Military Covenant â then what? What are the proscribed penalties or consequences for shattering The Military Covenant if any? Who would officially determine that The Military Covenant has been irreparably broken and therefore the bond between the political echelon and the Armed Forces has ceased and what then? What censure can be brought to bear on a political echelon that has broken faith in the areas of âesprit de corpsâ and the Regimental system, terms of service and conditions, remuneration, military hardware, housing, families welfare, medical facilities and care and a lot more besides?