What The Soldier’s Creed Means to Me
The soldier’s creed is embedded into every new soldiers brain through memorization of the words and the characters which it instills is displayed and repeated everyday all day. To me The Creed influences my life, both the way I live and the way I think. The soldier’s creed has taught me many things that make me who I am today. "I am an American soldier," To me, that means that not only am I a soldier twenty-four hours a day, seven days a weeks, but that I have the right to say this anywhere and everywhere I go. As an American, I have Freedom of speech, religion, and pursuit of happiness. As a soldier I defend these rights. "I am a warrior and a member of a team," I will fight and give my life for my country, and as a member of a team I know I will never be alone. "I serve the people of the United States, and live the army values" When I recite this I stand proud that I am one of few that chose to serve and protect the United States of America. The Warrior ethos is the best and most important part to me in the soldier’s creed because although all the lines of the soldiers creed are monumental this is kind of like the bottom line: "I will always place the mission first, I will never accept defeat, I will never quit, and I will never leave a fallen comrade.” The next few lines instill a standard that not only needs to be maintained but constantly improved. “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.” Finally I see the ending of The Soldiers Creed leaving you with a sense of pride and motivation. As you recite this part of the creed you can not help saying it a little louder and bolder. “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.”
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