The Deck Seaman’s Creed: Every sailor a broomsman


You’re probably familiar with the Rifleman’s Creed, recited by Marine Corps recruits at boot camp.

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

But have you heard about the Deck Seaman’s Creed? Any sailor (and maybe officer) worth his or her salt knows the deep relationships formed during sweepers.

My broom, without me, is useless. Without my broom, I am useless.

The video hit the web March 21, posted by (presumably) Seaman Spencer Myers aboard the amphibious assault ship America.

Sweep on, Seaman.


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