i am a soldier.
never will i leave a fallen comrade,
but if my comrades knew my secret
would they leave me behind?
i am a sailor.
i obey the orders of those appointed over me.
but if i spoke aloud my secret to my shipmates
would they mutiny against me?
i am a Marine.
i am a defender of my country.
but if my fellow Marines learned of my secret
would they defend me?
i am an Airman.
i answered my nation’s call
but if my wingman heard my secret
would he still fly faithfully beside me?
we are the silent ranks
we will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies
foreign AND domestic
and we will bear true faith and allegiance to the same
so help us.