World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sailor's Creed

Article Id: WHEBN0004200640
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sailor's Creed  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: United States Navy, Airman's Creed, Creed of the United States Coast Guardsman, Noncommissioned officer's creed, List of United States Navy weapons
Collection: United States Navy, Warrior Code
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Sailor's Creed

The Sailor's Creed is a creed of the United States Navy, originally developed for the promotion of personal excellence.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Original version 1.1
    • Current version 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

History

Original version

The first version of the Sailor's Creed came from an idea in 1986 by Admiral James B. Watkins, Chief of Naval Operations, to form a group that would create a Code of Ethics for the Navy. The result of this meeting at the Naval War College was the eight-point The Navy Uniform, and was later scaled down to a shorter version called the Sailor's Creed.[1] The original text was as follows:

Original Sailor's Creed[1]
I have chosen to serve in the United States Navy. America depends on my performance for her survival, and I accept the challenge to set my standards high, placing my country's well-being above self-interest.
I will be loyal to my country, its Constitution and laws, and to my shipmates.
I will be honest in my personal and professional life and encourage my shipmates to do the same.
I will, to the best of my ability, do the right thing for its own sake, and I am prepared to face pain or death in defense of my country.
I will be a professional, wearing my uniform with pride and accepting responsibility for my actions.
I will set excellence as my standard and always strive for ways to make me a better sailor and my crew a better crew.

Current version

The current version of the Sailor's Creed was a product of many Blue Ribbon Recruit Training Panels in 1993 at the direction of Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, Chief of Naval Operations. It has been revised twice; once in 1994 under the direction of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jeremy Boorda, and again in 1997. These changes were made to make the creed inclusively descriptive of all hands.[2] The creed is taught and recited in boot camp and officer accession programs.[3] [4]

Current Sailor's Creed[2]
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 and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Management Fundamentals: A Guide for Senior and Master Chief Petty Officers. Naval Education and Training Program Management Support Activity. 1990. p. 5-2. 
  2. ^ a b "The Sailor's Creed". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  3. ^ Munsey, Christopher. "Command to oversee all accession training". Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
  4. ^ Faram, Mark. a "sailor"?"is"Who, exactly, . Retrieved 2008-01-01. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.