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Hopkins ROTC cadets help at a Baltimore Special Olympics event.

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Hopkins ROTC cadets help at a Baltimore Special Olympics event.

Students First, Cadets Second, Successful Always

Cadet Creed

I am an Army Cadet.  Soon I will take an oath and become an ArmyOfficer committed to defending the values which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone.  I understand mission first and peoplealways.

I am the past – the spirit of those warriors who have made the finalsacrifice.

I am the present – the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills inthe science of warfare and the art of leadership.

But above all, I am the future – the future warrior leader of the United StatesArmy.   May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and thegallantry in battle to win.

I will do my duty.

Cadet Oath

"I, (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will supportand defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreignand domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and thatI will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders ofthe officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Codeof Military Justice. So help me God."

Cadet Patch

The shield symbolizes the Army mission of National Defense and is dividedinto quarters representing the four traditional Military Science courses thatmake up the Senior ROTC curriculum.  The Sword signifies courage,gallantry, and self-sacrifice intrinsic to the profession of arms.  TheLamp denotes the pursuit of knowledge, higher learning, and the partnership ofArmy ROTC with American colleges and universities.  The Greek Helmet issymbolic of the ancient civilization concept of the Warrior Scholar.  Themotto "Leadership Excellence" expresses the ultimate responsibility ofArmy ROTC in the discharge of its moral responsibility to the Nation.

U.S.Army Commissioned Officer OathI, (state your name),having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicatedabove in the grade of Second Lieutenant, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that Iwill support and defend the Constitution of The United States against allenemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance tothe same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation orpurpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties ofthe office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Officer's Creed

I, (state your name), having been appointed an officer in the Army of theUnited States, as indicated above in the grade of Second Lieutenant, dosolemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution ofThe United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will beartrue faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely,without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well andfaithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter.So help me God.

Defending America

"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed anddegraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing isworth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing tofight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is amiserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so bythe exertions of better men (and women) than himself." - John StuartMill

Soldier's Creed

I am an American Soldier.

I am a Warrior and a member of a team.  I serve the people of theUnited States and live the Army Values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient inmy warrior tasks and drills.  I always maintain my arms, my equipment, andmyself.

I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the UnitedStates of America in close combat.

I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.