Military dad drills his future son-in-law -- but only to help him propose to his daughter

Aug. 6, 2014 at 2:43 PM ET

While boyfriends of all backgrounds may be used to their girlfriends' dads drilling them about their intentions, never before has the term been so literal. 

Video: One dad is going viral for helping a young cadet pop the question to his daughter in classic drill sergeant style.

Back in May, when a new graduate of Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas, wanted to propose to his girlfriend, his future father-in-law Thomas Walker was only too willing to give him the third-degree. (Walker officially retired from the military after 24 years of service just days after the proposal.)

In the video, the young man can be seen standing at attention while Walker voices his demands in military fashion. 

"You must promise me, that you will love my daughter," he shouts. "Honor her, respect her, support her. Can you do this?"

After a "Yes, sir!" from the prospective son-in-law, the dad asks if he has something to ask his daughter Courtney, and tells him to carry on. 

With the pep talk from her father complete, the cadet kneels down and proposes. And judging by her happy reaction, it looks like it was a "Yes, sir!" from her, too.