Soldier’s Creed & Army Values
We All Strive To Live the Army Values, and Follow…
The 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. (Warrior’s Ethos)
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!*
Leaders who demonstrate loyalty:
- Bear true faith and allegiance in the correct order to the Constitution, the Army, and the organization.
- Observe higher headquarters’ priorities.
- Work within the system without manipulating it for personal gain.
Leaders who demonstrate devotion to duty:
- Fulfill obligations—professional, legal, and moral.
- Carry out mission requirements.
- Meet professional standards.
- Set the example.
- Comply with policies and directives.
- Continually pursue excellence.
Leaders who demonstrate respect:
- Treat people as they should be treated.
- Create a climate of fairness and equal opportunity.
- Are discreet and tactful when correcting or questioning others.
- Show concern for and make an effort to check on the safety and well-being of others.
- Are courteous.
- Don’t take advantage of positions of authority.
Leaders who demonstrate selfless service:
- Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and subordinates before their own.
- Sustain team morale.
- Share subordinates’ hardships.
- Give credit for success to others and accept responsibility for failure themselves.
Leaders who demonstrate honor:
- Live up to Army values.
- Don’t lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those actions by others.
Leaders who demonstrate integrity:
- Do what is right legally and morally.
- Possess high personal moral standards.
- Are honest in word and deed.
- Show consistently good moral judgment and behavior.
- Put being right ahead of being popular.
Leaders who demonstrate personal courage:
- Show physical and moral bravery.
- Take responsibility for decisions and actions.
- Accept responsibility for mistakes and shortcomings.