The Sailor’s Creed

The “Sailors Creed” was written by a “Blue Ribbon Recruit Training Panel” in 1993 at the direction of Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Frank Kelso, who personally participated in the final edit of the working group’s proposal. Admiral Kelso then directed that every recruit be given a copy and required to commit it to memory.

In today’s Navy, the Sailor’s Creed is memorized by all personnel in boot camp and has been incorporated in officer training as well. This is an important point impacting unity and esprit de corps. (Naval History and Heritage Command)

The following video is courtesy of RTC Public affairs: Division 901 recites the Sailor’s Creed.

Send your recruit a Sailor’s Creed postcard at Postcards are overnighted to RTC mailroom for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday delivery.

Categories: Coast Guard, Navy, Recruit Training

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