Special Forces Creed
I am an
American Special Forces soldier. A professional!
I will do all that my nation requires of me.
I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my
I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me:
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
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
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
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.
"De Oppresso Liber"