The Flight Surgeon Oath

I will at all times remember my responsibility as a guardian of the skies

I will uphold the sacred charge to promote the health and well-being of those aviators entrusted to me

My studies will be unending

My efforts ceaseless

Those who place their lives and the lives of their loved ones in my hands will not be disappointed

My obligation as a flight surgeon is to move ever forward in the mastery of my skill

I promise to practice the medical arts with forthrightness and honor

My skills must remain sharp, my mind quick – Lest I fail those whom I've sworn to protect

My insight and knowledge can turn the tide of battle

The skies of tomorrow await the discoveries of today

As an Airmen, I dedicate my efforts to the well being of the United States of America

As an officer, I will always live the Air Force values

Integrity First

Service Before Self

Excellence in All I do

As a healer, I dedicate my efforts to the well being of mankind

I wear the sacred wings of my profession with the pride and understanding that I carry the legacy

of brave men and women who have given their lives so that I might better protect my fellow Americans

From the skies above, aviators are not separated by mountain and sea- they are joined by a common sky

I will bring all of them home, my word is my bond, these wings my manifesto

I do solemnly swear these things by the heavens in which we fly

I am an Air Force Flight Surgeon



Julian E Ward Award