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Soldier's Creed

What is it?
The Soldier's Creed is the backbone of Warrior Ethos and represents what every Soldier in the Army should be. The Soldier's Creed and Warrior Ethos were adopted by the Army in January 2004.

What has the Army Done?
The Army has combined the Soldier’s Creed with the Warrior Ethos that establishes a set of principles by which every Soldier lives. In a broader sense, the Warrior Ethos is a way of life that applies to our personal and professional lives as well. They define who we are and who we aspire to become.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?
The Soldier’s Creed is recited at all ceremonies and is issued to all Soldiers on cards and identification tags. It has become and will continue to be a part of our institution and define who we are as individuals and as part of a team.

Why is this important to the Army?
There's a reason to have an army, and the reason to have an army as part of our armed forces, part of the joint team, is to defend our nation. And fundamental to defending our nation is to fight and win on the battlefield. It's to kill and destroy our enemies, and their infrastructure, and the things that we have to do. And fundamental to that are warriors. If our fellow countrymen want to know who we are, all they have to do is take a look at that warrior's creed and they will know what the Army is about, and what our Soldiers have to be about.

Links: The Soldier's Creed, The Warrior Ethos