Soldier’s Creed

I am an American Soldier. I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United 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 in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself. I am an expert and I am a professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat. I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am an American Soldier.

For more than 377 years, Soldiers of the Army National Guard have stepped forward to protect the ideal of freedom and to help protect those who cannot protect themselves. Guard Soldiers have come together in defense of our Nation, its values, and the American way of life.

The National Guard plays a key role in protecting our homeland and Oregon communities. At home, the National Guard helps local communities withstand natural disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes and hurricanes. The Guard is always prepared to assist the public during civil emergencies. You can find local Guard units guarding key infrastructure elements such as power plants, bridges and airports. The National guard actively participates in local community organizations that assist neighborhoods to improve their quality of life.

Now is the time to stand up for what matters most to you. The men and women of the Guard invite you to join their team. Find out how you can make a difference by serving your community, state and nation in the Oregon Army National Guard! To learn more, Contact Us.

Always Ready, Always There.