The Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Creed is a guiding principle in the U.S. Army that shapes and influences every NCO’s actions, values, and beliefs. It outlines the duties and responsibilities of an NCO.
Here it goes:
“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 known as ‘The Backbone of the Army.’
I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers. I will at all times conduct myself to bring credit upon the Corps, 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 or profit for myself with disregard for others, nor do anything that will discredit my Corps or damage our standing among soldiers.
Competence is my watchword. My two essential responsibilities will always be uppermost in mind: Accomplishment by assigned mission tasks and welfare for soldiers.
I strive to be technically proficient because knowledge gives me confidence while carrying out instructions from superiors.
As an NCO who leads from the front line without hesitation yet never forgetting those they are guiding through their journey makes them a crucial element within the army.”
This creed serves as both motivation and reminder about why being an NCO matters – guiding during difficult times and celebrating triumphs together!