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What is the Sailor’s Creed?

I am an 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 to all.


1st General Order

To take charge of this post and all government property in view.


2nd General Order

To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.


3rd General Order

To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.


4th General Order

To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.


5th General Order

To quit my post only when properly relieved.


6th General Order

To receive or obey and pass onto the sentry who relieves me all orders from the commanding officer, command duty officer, officer of the deck & officers & Petty officers of the watch only.


7th General Order

To talk to no one except in the line of duty.


8th General Order

To give alarm in case of fire or disorder.


9th General Order

To call the officers of the deck in any case not covered by instructions.


10th General Order

To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.


11th General Order

To be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.