I have seen reenlistment ceremonies on YouTube, where someone is underwater taking the oath, or in a mud pit, and you can find mulitple unquie ways active duty members are reenlisting on RallyPoint Discussions.
In the Army the regulations states: (AR 601-280)
D–2. Pre-ceremonial planning considerations.
Prior planning for enlistment/reenlistment ceremonies is
important to ensure the ceremony is conducted professionally and in a manner
meaningful to the soldier.
f. The ceremony is an official act and should be conducted
accordingly. In some cases, soldiers and commands desire the ceremony to be
conducted in connection with activities such as parachuting, climbing utility
poles, and other similar acts. These activities are not in keeping with the
solemnity associated with the oath of enlistment/reenlistment and will not be
part of the ceremony.
g. The ceremony should be conducted in proper military
uniform. Exceptions to this provision are authorized
In your opinion, should the regulation be changed?