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Popular US Army Slogans, Sayings, and Mottos

by Adam Levine

in Slogans & Sayings

Updated: March 24th, 2014

US Army Soldiers Photo 
In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to post some popular military slogans & sayings this week as a resource for soldiers, vets, and family of those serving. So throughout the week we will be posting slogans for each branch of the military — starting alphabetically with the Army. Feel free to add them to your custom army t-shirts or military shirts. And if you’d like to add one of your favorite slogans or sayings, please do so in the comments. There’s also a great resource of army mottos at if you’re looking for a specific one.

U.S. Army Mottos

“This We’ll Defend”

-U.S. Army official motto

“Duty, Honor, Country”

-U.S. Military Academy at West Point

“Strike for Freedom”

-III Corps Artillery

“Rangers Lead the Way”

-U.S. Army Rangers

“No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First”

-1st Infantry Division

“In Peace Prepare For War”

-Fifth U.S. Army

“Firepower For Land Power

-191st Ordinance Battalion

Recruiting Slogans

“Army Strong”

-Current U.S. Army recruiting slogan

“Army of One”

-U.S. Army recruiting slogan (2001-2006)

“Be All You Can Be”

-U.S. Army recruiting slogan (1980-2001)

“Today’s Army Wants to Join You”

-U.S. Army recruiting slogan (1971-1980)

Army Quotes & Sayings

“Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless-Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage”

-The Army Values

“If a man does his best, what else is there?”

-Gen. George S. Patton

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”

-Gen. George S. George Patton

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

-Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf

About the Author - Adam Levine

Adam is a Search Marketing Specialist at Custom Ink. He has worked at Custom Ink for more than 8 years, and helps contribute to the blog with fun content that helps inspire people. And with puns. Lots and lots of puns.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Tull November 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm

You missed the best slogan of them all. 2nd Infantry Division “ Second To None “ . It clearly sums up how we Americans feel about the entire United States Armed Forces !

Melody November 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

The navy says fair winds and following seas what does the army say?? Or do they?

Keith September 8, 2017 at 12:35 am

3/70th armor bn enlisted salute to officer with this saying: “Strike Swiftly”. Office returns salute with reply”Armor Up”. 3/70th armor bn, 2nd brigade, 5th infantry division Fort Polk, LA. Circa 1987-1990

Beth foley June 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

what could a slogan for the ghost army be

Beth foley June 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

Does anyone know what a good slogans or tagline for the ghost army could be?

Sergeant May 24, 2017 at 7:15 am

“No Obstacle too Difficult” – Jungle Warfare Training Center, Fort Sherman, Panama
“Let’s Go!” – 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne
“Around The World, Unseen” – Long Range Surveillance
“Rangers Lead The Way!”
“Airborne All The Way!”


Rodney Madison April 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Iraq < I meant

Rodney Madison April 12, 2016 at 3:36 pm

I too was in Itraq in 1991 11th ACR.

James March 2, 2016 at 12:25 pm


Jordan February 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Thanks to all my brothers in arms

Roger King July 22, 2015 at 1:14 am

The best slogan is – Safety starts with “S”, begins with “You”
They help in reminding the preventive measures in case you forget.
Safety posters are best illustrative measures to be taken.

harold June 3, 2015 at 8:16 pm


Obediah Kikaba February 19, 2015 at 5:46 am

In peace prepare for war, I love the Army just that in Zambia its difficult to join the Army.

Adam Levine February 10, 2015 at 4:28 pm


I believe it is “Se todo lo que puedas ser”

Cesar A Munoz February 8, 2015 at 5:14 pm

looking for a” Be all you can be” translatation from English to Spanish. This is an Aemy slogan

Kate September 14, 2014 at 3:08 pm


Sorry, babe, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” was first said by Gandhi 🙂

Adam Levine August 25, 2014 at 10:29 am

Hi John,

According to Wikipedia, the Army slogan between the 50’s and early 70’s was “Look Smart, Be Smart, Go Army!”

Hopefully that’s the one you were looking for. If not, you might want to look at the National Archives online or some history books on the Korean War or Vietnam War. Best of luck!

John Wirts August 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I’m trying to find the Army recruiting slogan in 1962.

bob g August 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

anyone know what unit has the tag “we move fast”?

tammy xchristianson RN April 26, 2014 at 10:24 am

What happened to God man company

sserwadda jerry April 1, 2014 at 10:42 am


tito March 7, 2014 at 8:01 am

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind…
Ronald Reagan..I think said that

Jay January 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Michael, yes he was. Met him in Iraq 90-91

Adam Levine February 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm


I apologize. It looks like I made a typo when writing the post. General Schwarzkopf’s name should be corrected now. Thanks for letting us know.

Michael Toler February 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

Please, GEN Schwarzkopf’s first name was Norman. He was far from “Normal” and extrordinary human being and outstanding leader of character and integrity.

Jenn January 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Thanks !

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