I am a United States Sailor.
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. 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 Navy combat team with honor, courage, and commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.
Memorize the Creed as you'll find yourself reciting it as often as a public school student saying the pledge of allegiance.
1993, "Blue Ribbon Recruit Training Panel," final edits Admiral Frank Kelso
1994 CNO Jeremy Boorda approved replacing "bluejacket," with "Navy."
1997 Changed "my superiors" to "those appointed over me."
To aid in memorizing the bold are your keys and realize there are 5 statements for readability, 6 sentences, for a total of 79 words.
Read about the Sailors Creed at Naval Heritage and History Command