“I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war. Her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight…wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honoragainst her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be…the best trained soldier in the world. In the race for victoryI am swift, determined, and courageous,armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I betray my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph over all, if necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, for I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not…my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!”
Listed above is the creed for the for infantryman. This creed, dating back to 1775, is what is ingrained in every soldier recruited and trained for the defense of the country. I aspire to be an infantryman.