Airman's Creed

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In 2007, General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, introduced the Airman's Creed.[1] In a letter introducing the creed, Moseley wrote that one of his "top priorities" was to "reinvigorate the warrior ethos in every Airman of our Total Force."[1] Thus, the intent of the creed was to enhance the building of a warrior ethos among its Airmen and to provide Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs.

The Airman's Creed helps establish a coherent bond between the members of the USAF. The creed is fueled by the Air Force's heritage and, in the words of Moseley, "the warfighting-focused culture, conviction, character, ethic, mindset, spirit and soul we foster in all Airmen".[1]

The creed has not been without controversy, as it supplanted all other creeds that the Air Force had been using (the NCO Creed, SNCO Creed, the Chief's creed,[2] the First Sergeant's Creed,[3] etc.).

The Airman's Creed[edit]

The Airman's Creed[1]
I am an American Airman.
I am a Warrior.
I have answered my Nation’s call.
I am an American Airman.
My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win.
I am faithful to a Proud Heritage,
A Tradition of Honor,
And a Legacy of Valor.
I am an American Airman.
Guardian of Freedom and Justice,
My Nation’s Sword and Shield,
Its Sentry and Avenger.
I defend my Country with my Life.
I am an American Airman.
Wingman, Leader, Warrior.
I will never leave an Airman behind,
I will never falter,
And I will not fail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d General T. Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (2007). "CSAF presents Airman's Creed". SeymourJohnson.af.mil. Retrieved 2007-11-09. 
  2. ^ http://www.airforcechiefs.org/PDF/ChiefsCreed.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.militaryauthority.com/wiki/military-creeds/air-force-first-sergeants-creed.html

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