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US Military Creeds Cheat Sheet (DRAFT) by [deleted]

This is a draft cheat sheet. It is a work in progress and is not finished yet.

Warrior Ethos

I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

Soldier's Creed

I am an American Soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.
I am discip­lined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a profes­sional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

NCO Creed

No one is more profes­sional than I. I am a noncom­mis­sioned officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a noncom­mis­sioned officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of noncom­mis­sioned officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the military service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.

Competence is my watchword. My two basic respon­sib­ilities will always be uppermost in my mind—a­cco­mpl­ishment of my mission and the welfare of my Soldiers. I will strive to remain techni­cally and tactically profic­ient. I am aware of my role as a noncom­mis­sioned officer. I will fulfill my respon­sib­ilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outsta­nding leader­ship; I will provide that leader­ship. I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will commun­icate consis­tently with my Soldiers and never leave them uninfo­rmed. I will be fair and impartial when recomm­ending both rewards and punish­ment.

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my Soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subord­inates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking approp­riate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are profes­sio­nals, noncom­mis­sioned officers, leaders!

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Ranger Creed

Recogn­izing that I volunt­eered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profes­sion, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.

Acknow­ledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite Soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster and fight harder than any other Soldier.

Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one-hu­ndr­ed-­percent and then some.

Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well-t­rained Soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.

Energe­tically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circum­stances will I ever embarrass my country.

Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission though I be the lone survivor.

Rangers lead the way!

Army Civilian Corps Creed

I am an Army civilian – a member of the Army team.
I am dedicated to our Army, our Soldiers and civilians.
I will always support the mission.
I provide stability and continuity during war and peace.
I support and defend the Consti­tution of the United States and consider it an honor to serve our nation and our Army.
I live the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
I am an Army civilian.