US ARMY GOLDEN KNIGHTS
The Golden Knight Creed
When I have gained the respect, admiration and gratitude of the American Public and my teammates, then I have fulfilled my mission as a Golden Knight.
How It Started
In 1959, the Russians dominated sport parachuting. To beat them, the US Army needed a team of its own.
On October 12th, 1959 – seven Airborne Soldiers were gathered to form the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team. Also known as the STRAC Team.
Two years later – a larger and more talented group – they were renamed The US Army Parachute Team. And eventually nicknamed The Golden Knights.