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.
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!
My dedication to this sacred duty is total and wholehearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise and the discomfort of the elements, I will walk my tour in humble reverence to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect.
His bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day, alone in the thoughtful peace of night, this Soldier will in honored glory rest under my eternal vigilance.
(Creed of the Sentinel of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)
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!
I am a Drill Sergeant
I will assist each individual in their efforts to become a highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit Soldier, capable of defeating any enemy on today's modern battlefield.
I will instill pride in all I train. Pride in self, in the Army, and in Country.
I will insist that each Soldier meets and maintains the Army standards of military bearing and courtesy, consistent with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.
I will lead by example, never requiring a Soldier to attempt any task I would not do myself.
But first, last, and always, I am an American Soldier. Sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.
I am a Drill Sergeant.
I AM AN AIT PLATOON SERGEANT
I embody the Army Values and adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct. I will share my knowledge and experience, and enforce the Army Standards in every Soldier by demonstrating character, competence and commitment.
I will reinforce Warrior Task and Battle Drills, ensuring all Soldiers are prepared to win the wars of this great nation.
I am physically fit, an effective communicator and a sound administrator. I will never ask my Soldiers to do anything I would not do myself.
It is an honor to guide Soldiers through the transformation process. I am a leader and will always conduct myself as a professional.
I AM AN AIT PLATOON SERGEANT
I am an American Special Forces Soldier!
I will do all that my nation requires of me. I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my profession.
I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me. I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of their legacy in all that I am - in all that I do.
I am a warrior. I will teach and fight whenever and wherever my nation requires. I will strive always to excel in every art and artifice of war.
I know that I will be called upon to perform tasks in isolation, far from familiar faces and voices. With the help and guidance of my faith, I will conquer my fears and succeed.
I will keep my mind and body clean, alert and strong. I will maintain my arms and equipment in an immaculate state befitting a Special Forces Soldier, for this is my debt to those who depend upon me.
I will not fail those with whom I serve. I will not bring shame upon myself or Special Forces.
I will never leave a fallen comrade. I will never surrender though I am the last. If I am taken, I pray that I have the strength to defy my enemy.
I am a member of my Nation's chosen Soldiery, I serve quietly, not seeking recognition or accolades. My goal is to succeed in my mission - and live to succeed again.
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I am the Infantry.
I am my country’s strength in War,
her deterrent in peace.
I am the heart of the fight –
I carry America’s faith and honor
against her enemies.
I am the queen of Battle.
I am what my country expects me to be –
the best trained soldier in the world.
In the race for victory,
I am swift, determined, and courageous,
armed with a fierce will to win.
Never will I fail my country’s trust.
Always I fought on –
through the foe,
to the objective,
to triumph over all.
If necessary, I fight to my death.
By my steadfast courage,
I have won 200 years of freedom.
I yield not:
to superior odds,
for I am mentally tough, physically strong,
and morally straight.
I forsake not –
my sacred duty.
I am relentless
I am always there,
now and forever.
I AM THE INFANTRY!
Service in the 160th is a calling only a few will answer for the
mission is constantly demanding and hard. And when the impossible has been
accomplished the only reward is another mission that no one else will try. As a
member of the Night Stalkers I am a tested volunteer seeking only to safeguard the
honor and prestige of my country, by serving the elite Special Operations Soldiers of
the United States. I pledge to maintain my body, mind and equipment in a constant
state of readiness for I am a member of the fastest deployable Task Force in the
world, ready to move at a moment’s notice anytime, anywhere, arriving time on target
plus or minus 30 seconds.
I guard my unit’s mission with secrecy, for my only true ally is the night and the element of surprise. My manner is that of the Special Operations Quiet Professional, secrecy is a way of life. In battle, I eagerly meet the enemy for I volunteered to be up front where the fighting is hard. I fear no foe’s ability, nor underestimate his will to fight.
The mission and my precious cargo are my concern. I will never surrender. 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.
Gallantly will I show the world and the elite forces I support that a Night Stalker is a specially selected and well trained soldier.
I serve with the memory and pride of those who have gone before me for they loved to fight, fought to win and would rather die than quit.
Night Stalkers Don't Quit!
I am an Airborne trooper! A PARATROOPER!
I jump by parachute from any plane in flight. I volunteered to do it, knowing well the hazards of my choice.
I serve in a mighty Airborne Force--famed for deeds in war--renowned for readiness in peace. It is my pledge to uphold its honor and prestige in all I am--in all I do.
I am an elite trooper--a sky trooper--a shock trooper--a spearhead trooper. I blaze the way to far-flung goals--behind, before, above the foe's front line.
I know that I may have to fight without support for days on end. Therefore, I keep mind and body always fit to do my part in any Airborne task. I am self-reliant and unafraid. I shoot true, and march fast and far. I fight hard and excel in every art and artifice of war.
I never fail a fellow trooper. I cherish as a sacred trust the lives of men with whom I serve. Leaders have my fullest loyalty, and those I lead never find me lacking.
I have pride in the Airborne! I never let it down!
In peace, I do not shrink the dullest of duty not protest the toughest training. My weapons and equipment are always combat ready. I am neat of dress--military in courtesy--proper in conduct and behavior.
In battle, I fear no foe's ability, nor under-estimate his prowess, power and guile. I fight him with all my might and skills--ever alert to evade capture or escape a trap. I never surrender, though I be the last.
My goal in peace or war is to succeed in any mission of the day--or die, if needs be, in the try.
I belong to a proud and glorious team--the Airborne, the Army, my Country. I am its chosen pride to fight where others may not go--to serve them well until the final victory.
I am the trooper of the sky! I am my Nation's best! In peace and war I never fail. Anywhere, anytime, in anything,
I AM AIRBORNE!
I am a sapper. The cutting edge of my country's sword.
I will always endeavor to complete my sapper mission regardless of available assets. My flexibility and special training shall provide my task force with a tool to overcome insurmountable odds.
I realize that I will be called upon for my expertise in all aspects of mobility, counter-mobility and survivability. The failure to effectively accomplish my mission could cost the lives of others.
I will set the example by keeping myself physically fit and mentally tough. I will strive to sharpen my sapper skills and the skills of those I support.
Sappers lead the way!
As an Ordnance Soldier of the United States Army, I will utilize
every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, firepower, and
communications are advantageously enjoyed by the United States Army over its
As an Ordnance Soldier, I fully understand my duty to perform under adverse conditions and I will continually strive to perfect my craft.
I will remain flexible so that I can meet any emergency.
In my conduct, I will abide by the Soldier's code.
In my support mission in the field, I will use every available skill to maintain superiority; I will always be tactically and technically proficient
As an Ordnance Soldier, I have no greater task.
I am a Soldier first, but an intelligence professional second to none.
With pride in my heritage, but focused on the future, Performing the first task of an Army: To find, know, and never lose the enemy.
With a sense of urgency and of tenacity, professional and physical fitness,
and above all, INTEGRITY, for in truth lies victory.
Always at silent war, while ready for a shooting war,
The silent warrior of the ARMY team
I am a Soldier and proud member of the United States Army Military
Police Corps Regiment.
I am Of the Troops and For the Troops.
I believe there is no higher calling than to ASSIST, PROTECT, and DEFEND my fellow Soldiers, their families, and the basic ideals of our Constitution that guarantee our freedom and our American way of life.
I am always ready to help individual Soldiers retain or regain their dignity.
I assist commanders in performing their missions, safeguarding their commands, and maintaining discipline, law, and order.
I am proud of the Military Police Corps Regiment and fully understand the awesome responsibility given to all military police Soldiers.
At the same time, I am humble because I know that I am a servant of my Country and my Army.
To perform my duties properly, my honesty, integrity, and courage must be balanced by competence, alertness, and courtesy.
I know I am constantly in the public eye and my behavior sets the standards of excellence of my fellow Soldiers.
To my unit, my commander, and myself, I promise sustained, just, and honorable support.
To my Country, the Army, and my Regiment, I promise the skills of my training, my physical ability, my mental initiative, and my moral courage, for I am a Soldier in the MILITARY POLICE CORPS REGIMENT.
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
I, _____, having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United
States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that
I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies,
foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I
take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion;
and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I
am about to enter; So help me God."
(DA Form 71, 1 August 1959, for officers.)
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.