STAFF NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER'S CREED
I am a Staff Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Maine Corps.
As such, I am a member of the most unique group of professional military
practitioners in the world. I am bound by duty to God, Country and my
fellow Marines to execute the demands of my position to and beyond what
I believe to be the limits of my capabilities.
I realize I am the mainstay of Marine Corps discipline, and I carry myself
with military grace, unbowed by the weight of command, unflinching in
the execution of lawful orders, and unswerving in my dedicaton to
the most complete success of my assigned mission.
Both my professional and personal demeanor shall be such that I may take
pride if my juniors emulate me, and knowing perfection to lie beyond the
grasp of any mortal hand, I shall yet strive to attain perfection that I may
ever be aware of my needs and capabilities to improve myself. I shall be fair
in my personal relations, just in the enforcement of discipline, true to
myself and my fellow Marines, and equitable in my dealing with every man.
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