The Special Forces Creed
I am an American Special
A professional! I will do
all that my nation requires of me.
I am a volunteer, knowing
well the hazards of my profession.
I serve with the memory of
those who have gone before me: Roger's Rangers, Francis Marion,
Mosby's Rangers, the first Special Service Forces and Ranger
Battalions of World War II, The Airborne Ranger Companies of
Korea. I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of all I am -
in all I do.
I am a professional
soldier. I will teach and fight wherever my nation requires. I
will strive always, to excel in every art and artifice of war.
I know that I will be
called upon to perform tasks in isolation, far from familiar
faces and voices, with the help and guidance of my God.
I will keep my mind and
body clean, alert and strong, for this is my debt to those who
depend upon me.
I will not fail those with
whom I serve. I will not bring shame upon myself or the forces.
I will maintain myself, my
arms, and my equipment in an immaculate state as befits a
Special Forces soldier.
I will never surrender
though I be the last. If I am taken, I pray that I may have the
strength to spit upon my enemy.
My goal is to succeed in
any mission - and live to succeed again.
I am a member of my
nation's chosen soldiery. God grant that I may not be found
wanting, that I will not fail this sacred trust.
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