Based on the U.S. Coast Guardsman’s creed written by Vice Admiral Harry G. Hamlet, Commandant of the Coast Guard from 1932 to 1936.
I am proud to be a United States Coast Guard JLP Cadet.
I revere that long line of splendid Coasties who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice, have made it possible for me to be associated with a service honored and respected throughout the world.
I never, by word or deed, will bring disgrace upon the name of the U.S. Coast Guard.
I will cheerfully fulfill my commitments and obligations and shall endeavor to do more, rather than less, than my share.
I will always act with integrity and be respectful.
I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the community in which I live.
I shall endeavor to be a noble work, living by the Coast Guard’s Core Values, Honor Respect, and Devotion to Duty.