SOLDIER'S CREED
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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.




Pre-2003 Version of U.S. Soldier's Creed
I am an American Soldier.
I am a member of the United States Army – a
protector of the greatest nation on earth.
Because I am proud of the uniform I wear, I
will always act in ways creditable to the
military service and the nation it is sworn to
guard.
I am proud of my own organization. I will do all
I can to make it the finest unit in the Army.
I will be loyal to those under whom I serve. I
will do my full part to carry out orders and
instructions given to me or my unit.
As a soldier, I realize that I am a member of a
time-honored profession—that I am doing my
share to keep alive the principles of freedom
for which my country stands.
No matter what the situation I am in, I will
never do anything, for pleasure, profit, or
personal safety, which will disgrace my
uniform, my unit, or my country.
I will use every means I have, even beyond
the line of duty, to restrain my Army comrades
from actions disgraceful to themselves and to
the uniform.
I am proud of my country and its flag.
I will try to make the people of this nation
proud of the service I represent, for I am an
American Soldier.