Royal Marines Ethos

The Royal Marines Ethos has three components:

  • The Commando Mindset
    • Be first to understand; the first to adapt and respond; and the first to overcome.
  • The Commando Values in Life
    • Excellence. Strive to do better.
    • Integrity. Tell the truth.
    • Self-Discipline. Resist the easy option.
    • Humility. Respect the rights, diversity and contribution of others.
  • The Commando Spirit
    • Courage. Get out front and do what is right.
    • Determination. Never give up.
    • Unselfishness. Oppo first; Team second; Self last.
    • Cheerfulness in the face of adversity. Make humour the heart of morale.

It’s just a state of mind.