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Creeds and Songs

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.
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.

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 to WIN.

The Army Song

First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nation’s might,
And The Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battle’s won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along. Then it’s Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Army’s on its way.
For where e’er we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

The Ranger Creed

Recognizing that I volunteered as a Ranger, fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession, I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of the Rangers.
Acknowledging the fact that a Ranger is a more elite soldier who arrives at the cutting edge of battle by land, sea, or air, I accept the fact that as a Ranger my country expects me to move further, faster, and fight harder than any other soldier.
Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong, and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be, one hundred percent and then some.
Gallantly will I show the world that I am a specially selected and well trained soldier. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow.
Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.
Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor.

The Sapper Creed

I am a Sapper, the cutting edge of my country’s sword.
I will always endeavor to complete my Sapper mission, regardless of available assets. My flexibility and special training shall provide my task force with a tool to overcome insurmountable odds.
I realize that I will be called upon for my expertise in all aspects of mobility, counter mobility, and survivability. The failure to effectively accomplish my mission could cost the lives of others.
I will set the example by keeping myself physically fit and mentally tough. I will strive to sharpen my Sapper skills and the skills of those I support.

Cadet Command Song

(A Bar of Gold on Army Green)

A bar of gold on Army Green
A bar of gold on Army Green
When you’re looking for a leader
One who’s heard as well as seen
Look to the one who’s earned respect
And a bar of gold on Army green
A bar of gold on Army green