February 6, 2014 - Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the 1st Coast Guard District, Chief Petty Officers Erik Watson and William Lefever and Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Perkins and Scott Richards, all Coast Guard Surfmen, speak the Coast Guard Surfman's Creed as scenes of Coast Guardsman performing their duty in rough surf are shown. (Words to the creed are below the video.)
U.S. Coast Guard video by crews at Station Coos Bay, OR Edited by USA Patriotism!
I will, to the best of my ability, pursue each mission with the commitment, compassion, and courage inherent in the title of Surfman. I will endeavor to reinforce the worldwide reputation of our forefathers in the Lifeboat Community. I will maintain a guardian's eye on my crew at all times, and keep a cool, yet deliberate, hand on the throttle. I will give of myself, and my knowledge as those who gave to me; so as the line of Coast Guard Surfman will live forever. I will ensure that my supervisors rest easy with the knowledge that I am at the helm, no matter what the conditions, I will never unnecessarily jeopardize myself, my boat, or my crew; But will do so freely to rescue those in peril. I will strive with dedication and determination to bring credit upon Coast Guard Surfman, past and future.