THE WARRIOR ETHOS

Wednesday October 5, 2005

I will always place the mission first
I will never accept defeat
I will never quit
I will never leave a fallen comrade

- The Warrior Ethos is a standard for Soldiers to live by, which are outlined in the Soldiers' Creed.

- The Soldier's Creed is the backbone of Warrior Ethos and represents what every Soldier in the Army should be.

- The Warrior Ethos compels Soldiers to fight through all conditions to victory no matter how much effort is required.

- It is the Soldier's selfless commitment to the nation, mission, unit, and fellow Soldiers.

- It is the professional attitude that inspires every American Soldier.

- The Warrior Ethos is grounded in refusal to accept failure.

- It is developed and sustained through discipline, commitment to the Army values, and pride in the Army's heritage.

- Army Values were used as a base to build on while writing the Soldier's Creed and to define Warrior Ethos.

The Warrior Ethos

Source: TRACOC News Service www.tradoc.army.mil

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  • New offensive, Operation River Gate begins in Iraq (WP | EB)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

Soldiers serving the Nation today embody the Warrior Ethos. It is central to all that we do and all that we are. It is everything we stand for as Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members. It applies in the broadest sense, not just while in uniform and not just while in service to our country, but throughout our personal and professional lives. When we understand and live by the Warrior Ethos, it makes us better husbands and wives, better parents, better daughters and sons, and better citizens. When Soldiers--the centerpiece of our Army--and the civilian employees and family members who serve right along side them live by the Warrior Ethos, it gives us strength to maintain our commitment to freedom and to our way of life.

Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the United States Army

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