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Creed of the United States
Coast Guardsman

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, USCG (Ret)