Men and women of the military are true heroes. When it comes to strength, the United States military ranks number one in global firepower, making it the strongest military force in 140 countries. In addition to 72% of Americans are confident in the US military in 2020. In short, all American citizens should value and respect the sacrifices made by our fellow countrymen to protect our way of life. 

With that being said here are more than 150 badass military slogans and quotes that show support for our troops. Continue reading below to find a memorable slogan that articulates the fighting spirit in our elite forces from all major branches of the military.

Badass Military Slogans

Servicemen in action.

  • Always at the ready.
  • No pain. No gain.
  • Come hell or high water.
  • Ready for war.
  • We serve to protect.
  • Whatever it takes.
  • Retreat hell!
  • Prepared for all.
  • Balls of the Corps.
  • Army of One.
  • We’re born ready.
  • Swift. Silent. Deadly.
  • With you in peace and war.
  • You can.
  • We’ll die serving.
  • Building a safer and brighter tomorrow.
  • Heroes of the modern day.
  • United we stand. Divided we fall.
  • Save the country or die trying.
  • Fighting for freedom.
  • We fight for what’s right.
  • Defending peace.
  • Ensuring a safe world.
  • We’re ready for anything.
  • We’ll pay the price for freedom.
  • Together, we stand.
  • There is strength in numbers.
  • Make peace or die.
  • Ready for all. Yielding to none.
  • We pave the way.

Military Quotes

Soldiers in the desert.

  • “If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country” – George S. Patton Jr.
  • “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.” – John F. Kennedy

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

  • “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G.K. Chesterton
  • “It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier [with]discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self-confidence born of demonstrated ability.” – George S. Patton Jr.
  • “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” – Douglas MacArthur
  • “We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.” – George Orwell
  • “This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans”. As a civilian, I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward, let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground.” – Thomas M Smith

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  • “Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  • “The Army is the true nobility of our country.” – Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.” – Timothy Ciciora
  • “Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.” – John F. Kennedy

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” – Mary Roach

  • “If there is not the war, you don’t get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don’t get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  • “From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  • “This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifice of our veterans. As a civilian, I owe an unpayable debt to all our military. Going forward, let’s not send our servicemen and women off to war or conflict zones unless it is overwhelmingly justifiable and on moral high ground.” – Thomas M. Smith
  • “Brave men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.” – Dean Hughes

  • “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
  • “We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.” – Allen West

“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.” – Winston S. Churchill

  • “The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment.” – Judd Gregg
  • “Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of [the USS]Midway with us… you guys were the ‘Magic.’ It was a privilege to sail with you.” – John Schork

Army Slogans

The Army.

  • Die or go home.
  • No retreat. No surrender!
  • Push on!
  • Victory is upon us.
  • Never dare give up.
  • Fighting for what’s true and noble.
  • A safe army is better than a safe border.
  • Only for the brave.
  • Strong and free.
  • Banded together for glory.
  • Discipline is the soul of an army.
  • I Want YOU for the US Army.
  • We live for peace.
  • Loyal. Brave. Discipline.
  • Lead me, follow me, or get the hell out of my way.
  • Trained to bring peace.
  • Look Sharp, Be Sharp, Go Army!
  • Service with pride.
  • The army – teaching boys to be men.
  • The army is the true nobility of our country.
  • This is the army! Nobody can do the best they can.
  • Live by chance, love by choice, kill by profession.
  • The army wants you to join!
  • Today’s training is tomorrow’s victory!
  • The true nobility of a country.
  • Never shall we retreat.
  • Promoting peace.
  • The only easy day was yesterday.
  • Beat us? You must be joking.
  • Perseverance in our souls.

Air Force Slogans

A military jet.

  • Fly high!
  • Defending the skies.
  • Soaring above the clouds.
  • Fly. Fight. Win.
  • Protecting your airspace.
  • Aim high!
  • The sky’s no limit!
  • Defending our territory from above.
  • Making the impossible possible.
  • Ensuring peaceful skies.
  • We serve with pride.
  • The Air Force needs you!
  • High risk. High reward.
  • Doing the impossible everyday.
  • Fly across the blue.

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  • Defender’s of peace from the clouds.
  • We soar high in victory!
  • Become an aerial weapon.
  • We take care of your skies.
  • Ensuring blue skies for every citizen.
  • We protect what’s above you.
  • We are the mighty.
  • We know no limit.
  • Soar high. Win high.
  • We don’t waste time.
  • Harbingers of peace.
  • Safeguarding the skies through day and night.
  • To serve and to protect.
  • Help us keep the skyline safe.
  • Navigating through the skies with peace in mind.

Marine Slogans

Marines on patrol.

  • Always faithful.
  • Death from darkness.
  • Swift and deadly.
  • Death on contact.
  • Responding first.
  • Protecting our nation’s sovereignty.
  • Whatever it takes.
  • Victory favors the bold.
  • Unwavering valor.
  • Elite brotherhood.
  • Second to none.
  • We deal silent deaths.
  • Uncompromisable determination.
  • Unbreakable spirit.
  • Don’t tread on me.
  • Always ugly.
  • We don’t know the meaning of surrender.
  • The Few. The Proud.
  • Ready to fight at any time.
  • Deture, detect, defend.
  • Devotion, loyalty and pride.
  • More than duty.
  • First of the first.
  • Got what it takes?
  • No guts. No glory.
  • Power through everyday.
  • Sacrifice to make things right.
  • Power through communication.
  • Get some.
  • Not scared of anything.
  • Courage and determination.

Coast Guard Slogans

A coast guard helicopter.

  • Enforcing our laws on the sea.
  • Protecting our shores.
  • Keeping the waters safe.
  • Service above one’s self.
  • Securing our shoreline.
  • Ready for action.
  • People come first.
  • Safeguarding every body of water in our territory.
  • Maintaining peace.
  • We protect our marine life.
  • We do our part.

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  • We keep the waters in check.
  • Ensuring port safety.
  • The coastline is our priority.
  • This we’ll defend.
  • We ride the tide.
  • Prepared for anything.
  • Keeping beaches safe and secure.
  • Brave and courageous.
  • Always present.

Navy ships at sea.

  • Keeping the peace in our seas.
  • Protecting our territory on the waves.
  • We ride the waves to victory.
  • You are tomorrow; you are the navy.
  • Better to die a hero than a coward.
  • Firepower from the sea.
  • Safeguarding our waters.
  • Freedom at work.
  • Rely on us in war and peace.
  • Always available to act.
  • We want you to join the Navy!
  • Honor. Courage. Commitment.
  • We look ahead.
  • The nation’s waters come first.
  • Maintaining freedom in our seas.
  • Our duty is to our country.
  • We quell the storm and ride the thunder.
  • Have a taste of superb naval combat.
  • No wave can topple our strength.
  • We erase conflict in our waters.

Elite Forces Mottos

  • Peace through strength.
  • Facta Non Verba (Latin for Deeds, not words).
  • Mors Ab Alto (Latin for Death from above).
  • Si vis pacem, para bellum (Latin for If you wish for peace, prepare for war).
  • De Oppresso Liber (Latin for To liberate the oppressed).
  • Celer et audax (Latin for Swift And Bold).
  • Utrinque paratus (Latin for Ready for anything).
  • By our deeds we are known.
  • Death or Glory.
  • By strength and guile.

Military Mottos

  • Never quit.
  • Where there’s a way, there’s a will.
  • Earn your rifle everyday.
  • Strike swiftly.
  • Foras admonitio (Latin for without warning).
  • Semper Fidelis or Semper Fi (Latin for Always Faithful).
  • Non sibi sed patriae (Latin for Not self, but country).
  • Semper Fortis (Latin for Always Courageous).
  • Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win
  • Semper Supra Latin for Always Above).

I hope you’ve been inspired by these badass military slogans. I encourage you to share these with a service member you know and love.

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