In 1775 a foundation was set for soldiers in both peacetime and periods of conflict. This layer of support was to help guide the beliefs of a community or individual, to set the moral nature in good spirits. The warrior ethos set to compel soldier to fight for victory no matter the effort or how long it takes. With the ethos there is a professional attitude that inspires me as a soldier to fulfill my obligations; regardless of the obstacles I must over come. That is why I believe that the most important part of the warrior ethos to me is “I will never leave a fallen comrade.”
In my oaths of enlistment I promises to support and defend the constitution form all enemies and to be faithful to it, and that would not be possible if I did not have my fellow comrade’s support. The most valuable recourse is the Soldier, without the soldier the army and the ethos would be not an instance. As a soldier I will always place the mission first, with the help of my battle buddy's we have selfless commitment to the mission, our country and my unit. We are learning and growing together to complete the mission first, and live by the values used to set the missions vision.
With having our vision in mind of how successful the mission will be, we will never accept defeat. For we are trained to overcome all obstacle with honor, the refusal to accept failure must always be prevalent in my mind. If there is ever any doubt or interferes with the mission, my comrades will be there to aid in destroying anything that interferes with victory.
The only way we will achieve victory is to never quit. I know that I will never quit, for if the doubt passes my mind, my fellow soldiers depend on what I do, and I must not falter. As a whole the Army will not let any soldier give up or quit, no matter the tasks, difficulties, or problem. We as one will be there for support! For we will not accept defeat by anyone, anything or anytime! We must keep the mission at hand, first on our minds, body and our spirit. Together as a team we overcome all obstacles with honor. We use our army values daily and must remember our soldier’s creed, for they help support all soldiers in our service.
When I state the soldiers creed and live my army values to my fullest it fuels me to fight through the worst of any conditions to obtain victory, and no matter how long it takes I will always be there for my comrades. I will know if I am wounded, my battle buddy is there and that soldier will do everything in their power to save my life. With the ethos I know I will never quit on those who do not quit on themselves and in the army we will never quit on each other. If the soldier is fallen they do not have to worry, for they where my support through every hardship, challenge, and obstacle that I will never leave a comrade. The ethos is strong in all soldiers and we would never leave a family member behind in the Army.
“The most impressive thing about any army is the individual soldier. He will always be the one responsible for taking and holding the ground in support of our foreign policy, mission, goals, and objectives. Even with sophisticated technology and advanced equipment an Army cannot fight, sustain , and win a war without individuals, quality soldiers” (SMA Glen E. Morrell) With the soldier we are a army, but when they are left fallen, then we have lost a piece of the foundations that holds the Army together.
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.