Creeds of the US Armed Forces

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.

Sailor's Creed

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me
to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

Airman's Creed

I am an American Airman. My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win.

I am faithful to a Proud Heritage, A Tradition of Honor, And a Legacy of Valor.

I am an American Airman. ... I will never leave an Airman behind, I will never falter, And I will not fail.

My Rifle – The Creed of a United States Marine

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will …

My rifle and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit….

My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage as I will ever guard my legs, my arms, my eyes and my heart against damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will ….

Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!!

Creed of the Non-Commissioned Officer (Army)

Creed of the Non-Commissioned Officer

No one is more professional than I. I am a Non-Commissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Non-Commissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as “The Backbone of the Army.” I am proud of the Corps of NonCommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the
Corps, the 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, profit, or personal safety.

Competence is my watch-word. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in
my mind-accomplishment of my mission and welfare of my Soldiers. I will strive to remain
tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Non-Commissioned Officer. I
will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding
leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my Soldiers and I will always place their
needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my Soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have
to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my Soldiers. I
will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Non-Commissioned Officers, Leaders!

AGR Job Links

If you’re a National Guard or Reserve Soldier debating seeking full time employment an Active Guard Reserve AGR position may be right for you.  Here is a non-comprehensive list of AGR  jobs by state. If we’ve missed a state page or link, please send the URL via our contact form.

AGR JOBS BY STATE

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Increasing your Promotion Points in the National Guard

By:  Michael Crone

In this article I’m going to cover 2 easy ways to increase your promotion points by 75-150 on the EPS list.  While this article is basic, I hope that it can add value to new Soldiers trying to navigate their career advancement. This article is specific to the National Guard.

Correspondence Courses: 75 Points Max

Army Correspondence Courses is computer based training that can be found at (https://www.atrrs.army.mil).  Simply put, you have to complete 375 credit hours to receive 75 promotion points. For every 5 credit hours you complete, you’ll receive 1 promotion point. It is necessary to complete a course in its entirety for it to count.

My advice is to pick courses that are obtainable and interesting to you. Keep in mind that basic math and English classes are worth the same amount of credit as those who think they’re going to build a space shuttle. Knock the freebies out first!

Note: Make sure that these points appear on your 4100, if they do not you’ll need to submit your transcripts to you Unit Admin

 

College Credits: 75 Points Max

By submitting your college credits to your unit, you can earn a max of 75 promotion points. College credits are given point for point. 1 college credit = 1 promotion point

One thing I want to note is that everyone serving  should have college credit hours if they have submitted their military experience to a university. Even if you’ve decided college isn’t for you, you should still apply to one of the online universities and get these credit hours. (There may be a fee to get your transcript, but it’s worth it.)   At a minimum you will change your resume from no college to some college when applying for jobs. You could literally sign up for a school, submit your military training and then ask for a transcript for promotion points through the registrar and never sign up for a single class.

If you need to transfer your military experience to a college read this article

If you are a college student or graduate you’ll need to obtain your transcript  through your Registrar’s office. You will want to ensure you request a  Raised Sealed Transcript to be handed to your unit. Some units prefer the mail come direct from the college and others just request that you do not open the envelope that the transcript comes in. Regardless, speak to your Readiness NCO and find out how they would like you to proceed.

You will want to resubmit a new transcript as you gain new credit hours. This only needs to be completed once a year, but make sure it’s completed with enough time to reflect on your 4100.

Note: Make sure that these points appear on your 4100, if they do not you’ll need to submit your transcripts to you Unit Admin

Summary

In summary by taking the advice of this article you could easily put yourself 75-150 points ahead of your peers. On many lists this could be the difference between you being 1st on the list and 20th.  It’s obviously not a quick fix, but certainly worth your spend.  I hope you found this article useful and if you already knew everything listed and if this wasn’t anything new, at least you have a link you could send a Soldier in need.