In light of the increased scrutiny of media and the Special Operations community, the ethos that elite units follow bears repeating. For the vast majority of Rangers, Special Forces, PJs, Recon Marines, CSOs, and SEALs, these creeds really are the guides they follow. Those who have violated them, and stained the honor of the United States and their brothers-in-arms, would have done well to review them from time to time.

The Ranger Creed

Recognizing that I volunteered as a ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of my ranger regiment.

Acknowledging the fact that a ranger is a more elite soldier, who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a ranger, my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder than any other soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight, and I will shoulder more than my share of the task, whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.