->To provide a highly professional and confidential military advisory service to [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial legitimate governments]].
->To provide sound military and strategic advice.
->To provide the most professional military training packages currently available to armed forces, covering aspects related to sea, air, and land warfare.
->To provide advice to armed forces on weapon and weapon platform selection.
->To provide a total apolitical service based on confidentiality, professionalism, and dedication.
-->--'''Mission Statement of Executive Outcomes'''

->Snipin's a good job, mate! Challenging work... out of doors... I guarantee you'll not go hungry, 'cause at the end of the day, 'long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is going to want '''someone''' dead.
-->-- '''The Sniper''', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''

->You people do well at war because you treat it as a religion. We do well because we treat it as a business. It is just a matter of outlook.
-->-- '''Grungi, [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Squat]] [[BadassBiker Biker Lord]]''' ([[OldShame No, Really]]) ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

->Back on Earth, these guys were Army dogs, Marines, fighting for freedom. Out here they're hired guns, taking the company's money.
-->-- '''Jake Sully''', ''Film/{{Avatar}}''

->We're not something wriggling with too many legs that you found in your sleeping bag. The proper tone of voice is ''Mercenaries!'' - with a glad cry.
-->-- '''MilesVorkosigan''', "The Borders of Infinity"

->I wouldn't say I'm mean, I just get paid to do mean things.
-->-- '''[[SuperSoldier Freelancer]] [[SamusIsAGirl Tex]]''', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''

->What has the games industry have against [=PMCs=]? Is it the "murder for profit" thing? Oh, like ''you're'' perfect, games industry.
-->-- ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''

-> '''Ryder Stahl:''' "We're security consultants, not mercenaries."\\
'''[[FunWithSubtitles Subtitles:]]''' "RYDER STAHL -- MERCENARY"
-->-- "Breaking and Entering", ''Series/BurnNotice''

->Mercenaries don't care about sides or politics, they care about getting ''paid''.
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{MechCommander}} 2'' intro cutscene
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