Posted on May 28, 2014
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I'm prepared for the down votes, but hear me out on a thought of a rewrite of the NCO creed. I'm not looking to reduce the impact of statements given in the NCO creed. Simply I would like to see a rewrite of the structure. I've seen many NCOs focus so much on remembering the words in the proper order that they do not pay attention to the words. Often this makes the person only key in on certain phases of it and forgetting part of it, and relearning it every NCOES they attend.
My main reason for this blog is to bring about the importance of whats in the message and not having them focus on the structure of the message. I'm not sure who does, but I never use the word uppermost in my writing or speaking. Also as I write I would like to have a flow in my writing ; as I think this would assist people with remembering.
We are at a paradigm shift in the Army and military, in which is what brought about the writing of the NCO creed. If your not sure about the history... it was proposed by a SFC after the Vietnam conflict; it was suppose to keep the NCO's focused on the mission. They wanted to three paragraphs to start with N, C, and O.
So what are your thoughts?
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I personally don't think we need to re write it. I think promotion boards need to stop the anticipation of wanting to hear every Soldier competing for promotion recite it. Instead, have the competitors "describe" in their own words what the NCO creed means to them. Of course that will require training as well. Being able to spout out any creed at all means very little to me other than the fact that the person reciting it is good at remembering stuff.
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Spot on, Top! You can teach a 4 year old how to recite something
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SFC William Swartz Jr
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I agree with SFC(P) Gilley, leave it as is, however require that all young CPLs and SGTs, as well as SPC(P)s LEARN it, not just learn to recite it. I believe that this simple task of actually knowing what it means combined with the slowing of promotions prior to personnel being ready for that next rank will better serve the NCO Corps as well as the Army.
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CPL Charles Gale
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I completely agree that the younger generation needs to learn to live by the creed, however training like that does not start from the lower ranks. The younger generation has to be trained how to be great leaders.
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SFC William Swartz Jr
SFC William Swartz Jr
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Wholeheartedly agree, unfortunately there are far too few nowadays that fall under "Be, Know, Do" as it was less than 15 years ago, to train the younger generation of leaders.
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I agree with you 100%
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