by RPCM(SW/AW/FMF) THOMAS K. McCOMAS, USN Ret.
May Your guiding hand continue to instill in each of us:
Wisdom, Strength, and the tenets of Courage, Commitment, and Honor.
Wisdom in the hour of uncertainty,
so that we may, in turn,
provide our shipmates with proper course and truth.
Strength of mind, body and spirit,
so that we may instill the same in others.
Courage in the apex of the storm,
so that we may calm the seas.
Commitment toward upholding Navy tradition & heritage:
passed down from those before us,
to those we are charged to lead.
Honor, above all else:
for it is through Honor by which
we hold ourselves accountable to all others.
In these things, as in all others, we seek Your Blessing.