AROTC: Army Reserve Officer Training Corps

Cadet and Soldiers Creed

Cadet 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.

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.