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The Creed of the Non Commisioned Officers

#1
Got given this the other week
Not my work but pretty good
[/align]THE CREED OF THE NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS



No man should be more professional than I.
I am a Non commissioned officer.
As a Non commissioned officer, I am a member of a time honoured group

The Back Bone of the British Army

I am proud to be an NCO,I will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon my Regiment, The Army and my Country, I will never use my rank or position to attain pleasure, profit or personal safety.

Accomplishment of my task
And the Welfare of My Troops
Remain my main priorities.

I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient,
I am aware of my role as an NCO, and I will always fulfil the responsibilities inherent to that role.

All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership and I will always do my utmost to display that leadership.

I will always ensure that I know my troops and I will always place their needs above my own, I will always communicate with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed,

I will be fair when recommending both rewards and punishments,
Officers of my Regiment will have maximum time to accomplish their duties,
They will never have to accomplish mine,
I will earn both their respect and confidence, as well as that of my troops

I will above all remain loyal to those with which I serve seniors, peers and subordinates alike.
I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders

I will never forget, nor will I allow my fellow Non Commissioned Officers to forget that we are professionals

Non Commissioned Officers

Leaders of men
 
#3
I think the sentiments are admirable but it reads as though it's natural habitat is on a tea-towel...sorry, it wouldn't get my juices flowing!
 
#4
This is a nasty copy of the NCO Creed recited by any and all NCO's in the US Army. Nice words, yet to meet a NCO in the US Army that lives up to it.

Much time wasted at PLDC/BNCOC (MPC & MPC A) reciting this bag of manure creed.

Im off to play in traffic....
 
#6
Is the British Army turning American? I shared an office with a Septic Army Sgt for two years and he had this behind his desk and could rattle it off parrot fashion. Didn't necessarily mean it applied to him though.

No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.

Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind -- accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!
 
#7
This is the sort of tat you see framed and hung on a MacDonalds wall. The steps towards achieving your 5 Gold Star status.

Leave it to the Septics, they do it more convincingly.
 
#8
marco_poloroid said:
This is the sort of tat you see framed and hung on a MacDonalds wall. The steps towards achieving your 5 Gold Star status.

Leave it to the Septics, they do it more convincingly.
Oh poo, i'm agreeing with marco :D
 
#9
Surely a British NCO doesn't need it to be written down anywhere like an instruction manual for a microwave?

British NCOs and American NCOs are poles apart. A British Cpl probably has more flexibility, ability to show initiative and speed of thought than a US Army SGM.....in most cases. ;)

Not a dig at the septics, just a fact of how different we do business and what we expect from our chaps and how they deliver it.
 
#11
LeverBreachMechanism said:
Is the British Army turning American? I shared an office with a Septic Army Sgt for two years and he had this behind his desk and could rattle it off parrot fashion. Didn't necessarily mean it applied to him though.
Oh indeed sir. Being able to recite this at ones promotion board is enough to stiffen the SGM's frontal pant area and secure yourself a position on the next SGT/SSG promotion list.
 
#13
DummyRound said:
LeverBreachMechanism said:
Is the British Army turning American? I shared an office with a Septic Army Sgt for two years and he had this behind his desk and could rattle it off parrot fashion. Didn't necessarily mean it applied to him though.
Oh indeed sir. Being able to recite this at ones promotion board is enough to stiffen the SGM's frontal pant area and secure yourself a position on the next SGT/SSG promotion list.
I have some shotgun cartridges loaded with these. Fly about like wild woman's sh*t but don't half make a mess if one hits you .....

You're welcome to play the analogy game if you like ....................
 
#16
What a pile of unadulterated tripe.

The British Creed should be something like, ahem.....

I am a Non Commisioned Officer.

I know! What are the odds? Still, set a skiver to catch one eh!

I will know all the strokes the lads pull, cos I have pulled them myself, except with more panache.

I will know they are skiving when they can as I made it an Olympic Sport and won Gold.

If I can look after one of my lads when he has dropped a big hairy bollock I will, but not without mercilessly ripping the piss out of him in the privacy of in front of everyone.

Equally if anybody fucks with my boys they will have me to answer to.

Unless its the Badge - obviously.

I will know how to say Sir and make it sound like an incredulous "What?"

I do not ever pay for the Bacon Butties. In times of extreme hardship for the rest of them I may be persuaded to contribute to the Brew Fund.

Any additions? :D
 
#19
Heedthebaw said:
What a pile of unadulterated tripe.

The British Creed should be something like, ahem.....

I am a Non Commisioned Officer.

I know! What are the odds? Still, set a skiver to catch one eh!

I will know all the strokes the lads pull, cos I have pulled them myself, except with more panache.

I will know they are skiving when they can as I made it an Olympic Sport and won Gold.

If I can look after one of my lads when he has dropped a big hairy bollock I will, but not without mercilessly ripping the piss out of him in the privacy of in front of everyone.

Equally if anybody fucks with my boys they will have me to answer to.

Unless its the Badge - obviously.

I will know how to say Sir and make it sound like an incredulous "What?"

I do not ever pay for the Bacon Butties. In times of extreme hardship for the rest of them I may be persuaded to contribute to the Brew Fund.

Any additions? :D
I will be fair and un-prejudicest when doing the guard stag - unless you have p1ssed me off in someway.
 
#20
When receiving a new subby straight from the factory, I will teach him, mentor him and help him to avoid the Troop wind ups; unless he´s an arrogant gobshite who doesn´t want to learn :wink:
 

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