Cadet and Soldiers Creed
I am an army cadet.
Soon I will take an oath and become an army officer committed to defending the values which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone. I understand mission first and people always.
I am the past—the spirit of those warriors who have made the final sacrifice.
I am the present—the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.
But above all,
I am the future—the future warrior leader of the United States Army. May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.
I will do my duty.
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.