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JROTC History (unofficial)



     The idea of a creed for JROTC originated not in Cadet Command Headquarters but in various high schools across the nation. During the many visits he made throughout the command in his first year as ROTC chief, Maj. Gen. Lyle frequently encountered junior units that had, on their own initiative, developed a creed. It seemed to the commanding general that this reflected a deep-seated need among cadets for such a statement of purpose. Accordingly, he charged his High School Directorate with the task of drafting one. Using a creed developed in the Fourth Region as a base, and incorporating suggestions from the field, the following creed was written.

I am an Army JROTC cadet. I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school, and the corps of cadets.

I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the Untied States of America.

I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.

I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

May god grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

This JROTC Cadet Creed was used for the first time during the 1995 Cadet Command Spring Review.