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 to the highest standards possible. I will strive to be patient, understanding, just and firm. I will commend the deserving and encourage the Wayward. I will never forget that I am responsible to my Commanding Officer for the morale, discipline and efficiency of my Marines and their performance will reflect an image of me.
NCO Creed - Released by Sergeant Maj. Micheal Barret
I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps, I am a Marine Non-Commissioned
Officer. I serve as part of the vital link between my commander (and all officers) and
enlisted Marines. I will never forget who I am or what I represent. I will challenge myself
to the limit and be ever attentive to duty. 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. I will
demand of myself all the energy, knowledge and skills I possess, so that I can instill
confidence in those I teach. I will constantly strive to perfect my own skills and to
become a good leader. Above all I will be truthful in all I say or do. My integrity shall be
impeccable as my appearance. I will be honest with myself, with those under my charge
and with my superiors. I pledge to do my best to incorporate all the leadership traits into
my character. For such is the heritage I have received from that long, illustrious line of
professionals who have worn the bloodstripe so proudly before me. I must give the very
best I have for my Marines, my Corps and my Country for though today I instruct and
supervise in peace, tomorrow, I may lead in war.