“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.” – Richard Grant
The subject of identity has been a frequent theme as we respond to posts and articles talking about what we believe. We believe what we believe so strongly and we fail to listen to understand those who are doing. We make declarations for people to put their money where their mouth is. All the while, there are others who are leading by example. Who are these people?
#TeamRubicon does more than talk the talk. They walk the walk. They move in a unified formation to respond to those in need. They are putting their specialized military skills to action where paid entities cannot. They choose to #voluntarily perform and operate with the belief in the creed to always be faithful to their mantra, to be the identity that they have been trained to be.
The Sailor’s Creed
I am a 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 of all.
While performing my roles and responsibilities as a telecommunication professional, I have worked shoulder to shoulder with many #veterans. They have been my #leaders, my #mentors, my colleagues, best friends, and partners. They all have a sense of pride with their branch that is a part of their identity. They embrace that. It isn’t just who they are, it is and has been their calling.
US Air Force Creed
They are the living picture of what grit means. Veterans make their oaths to endeavor to be noble, to protect and to serve.
My Rifle – The Creed of a United States Marine
This creed, accredited to Major General William H. Rupertus, USMC (Deceased) and still taught to Marines undergoing Basic Training at the Recruit Depots at San Diego and Parris Island, was first published in the San Diego Marine Corps Chevron March 14, 1942.
1. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
2. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
3. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will.
4. My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit.
5. My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will.
6. Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
7. So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!!
These unified forces have taken on a new mission as we watch in horror, the devastation that these disasters create. Why should we care? Because they care. They do what they do as volunteers in Team Rubicon to continue to be the people they swore to be.
As hurricanes build, fires burn, floods rise, Team Rubicon is in action. If you are seeking a worthy cause to contribute to, please visit Team Rubicon at: https://teamrubiconusa.org.
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