Creed of the United States
|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 world.|
|I never, by word 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.
Written in 1938 by VADM Harry G. Hamlet, USCG, Commandant 1932-1936.
Text provided by MCPOCG Vince Patton,