The Soldiers Creed - Army
I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the
United States and live by the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills,
always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier
The Soldiers Creed - Marines
This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must
fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to
kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds
we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it
is the hits that count. We will hit…
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as
a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its
accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and
ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the
masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!
The Soldiers Creed - Navy
I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of
America, and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone
before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage,
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all."
The Soldiers Creed - Air Force
I am an American Airman. I am a warrior. I have answered my
I am an American Airman. My mission is to fly, fight, and win. I am
faithful to a proud heritage, A tradition of honor, And a legacy of valor.
I am an American Airman, Guardian of freedom and justice, My
nation’s sword and shield, Its sentry and avenger. I defend my country
with my life.
I am an American Airman: Wingman, Leader, Warrior. I will never
leave an airman behind, I will never falter, And I will not fail.
The Soldiers Creed - Coast Guard
I am proud to be a United States Coast Guardsman.
I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty
and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a
service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the
I never, by work or deed, will bring reproach upon the fair name of my
service, nor permit others to do so unchallenged.
I will cheerfully and willingly obey all lawful orders.
I will always be on time to relieve, and shall endeavor to do more,
rather than less, than my share.
I will always be at my station, alert and attending to my duties.
I shall, so far as I am able, bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.
I shall live joyously, but always with due regard for the rights and privileges of others.
I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.
I shall sell life dearly to an enemy of my country, but give it freely to rescue those in peril.
With God’s help, I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works...
A UNITED STATES COAST GUARDSMAN.