"THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD GUARDIAN ETHOS"
I am America's Maritime Guardian.
I serve the citizens of the United States.
I will protect them.
I will defend them.
I will save them.
I am their Shield.
For them I am Semper Paratus.
I live the Coast Guard core values.
I am a Guardian.
We are the United States Coast Guard.
The Guardian Ethos was first introduced in 2008, and promulgated by ALCOAST 366/08, http://www.uscg.mil/ccs/carc/special/archive/Guardian%20Ethos%20ALCOAST.pdf. The Guardian Ethos is available as a stand alone pdf document from the Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, http://www.uscg.mil/mcpocg/cpocall/docs/Guardian_Ethos.pdf