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Special forces creed

I am a Special Forces Soldier

I will do all that my nation requires of me.
I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my profession.

I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me.
I pledge to uphold the honour and integrity of their legacy
in all I am - in all I do.

I am a warrior.
I will teach and fight whenever and wherever my nation requires.
I will strive always to excel in every art and artifice of war.

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 faith,
I will conquer my fears and succeed.

I will keep my mind and body clean, alert and strong.
I will maintain my arms and equipment in
an immaculate state befitting a Special Forces soldier,
For this is my debt to those who depend on me.

I will no fail those with whom I serve.
I will not bring shame upon myself or the Special Forces.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I will never surrender though I am the last.
If I am taken, I pray that I have the strength
to defy my enemy.

I am a member of my Nation's Chosen Soldiery.
I serve quietly, not seeking recognition or accolades.
My goal is to succeed in my mission - and live to succeed again.

De Oppresso Liber

(From: Chosen Soldier by Dick Couch)

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