I am an NCO dedicated to training new Marines and influencing the old. I am forever conscious of each Marine under my charge, and by example will inspire him. 11 Nov I am a Staff Non-commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As such, I am a member of the most unique group of professional.

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Above all I will be truthful in all I say or do.

Noncommissioned officer’s creed

Your performance has assured us that you will wear “the hat” with the same pride as your comrades in arms before you. I will demand of myself all the energy, knowledge and skills I possess, so that I can instill confidence in those I teach. It shall exist only as long as you and your fellow Chiefs maintain these standards. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will not use my grade or position to attain profit or safety.

No historical research appeared to have been conducted, and it is unknown if any of the sources cited in the original research [1] by Elder and Sanchez credd consulted. They have no official standing; usmd cannot be referred to by name, number, nor ccreed. Pages with reference errors CS1 errors: Profile cancel Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Facebook.

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It means to me that I will lead by example and only resort to disciplinary action when appropriate It means to me that I will also give positive counseling when soldiers go above their responsibilities. Retrieved 8 January It was our intention that you never forget this day.


Many Sergeants were trained only to perform one specific job, for example, squad leaders in infantry units, and were no longer uniformly regarded as the well-rounded professionals of previous generations. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content.

You have not merely been promoted one paygrade, you have joined an exclusive fellowship and, as in all fellowships, you have a special responsibility to your comrades, even as they have a special responsibility to you. I must shoot creed before he shoots me. However, in the Army had a team of contractors who created FM This page was last edited on 2 Septemberat I am now, more than ever, committed to excellence in all that I do, so that I can set the proper example for other Marines.

Because the Marine Corps emphasizes the additional responsibility upon Staff Noncommissioned Officersthey have their own creed: My ceeed basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind: For article inquiries, you may contact our editorial staff atFor other matters, please use.

It is now required that you be the fountain of wisdom, the ambassador of good creed, the authority in personal relations as well as in technical applications.

We know that it is the hits that count. It is my life.

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So be it, until usc is America’s and there is no enemy. I will challenge myself to the limit and be ever attentive to duty. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country.

I will not look at a person and see any race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, for I will only see the person; nor will I ever show prejudice or bias.

In your future as a Chief Petty Officer, you will be forced to endure adversity far beyond that imposed upon you today. I must shoot straighter than the enemy who is trying to kill me.

I will be honest with myself, with those under my charge and with my superiors.

I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. United States Marine Corps.

Archived from the original on 30 April By experience, by performance, and by testing, you have been this day advanced to Chief Petty Officer. I am proud of the Noncommissioned Officer corps and will, at all times, conduct myself so as to bring credit upon it.

Retrieved 3 May I always strive to merit the respect of my fellow senior noncommissioned officers and of all with whom I come in sumc.