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Warrior Ethos

Definition/Scope: (FM3-21.75) The Warrior Ethos demands a dedication to duty that may involve putting a Soldiers life on the line, even when survival is in question, for a cause greater than the individual Soldier. Soldiers must motivate themselves to rise above the worst battle conditions—no matter what it takes, or how long it takes. That is the heart of the Warrior Ethos, which is the foundation for the Soldiers commitment to victory in times of peace and war. While always exemplifying the four parts of Warrior Ethos, the Soldier must have absolute faith in themselves and their team, as they are trained and equipped to destroy the enemy in close combat. Warrior drills are a set of nine battle drills, consisting of individual tasks that develop and manifest the Warrior Ethos in Soldiers. The essence of the Warrior Ethos are comprised of four sentences within the Solders Creed: I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I will never leave a fallen comrade.

Broader Terms:

military conduct
operational art
personnel recovery
Warrior Culture

Narrower Terms:

Army values
battle drill
personal courage
selfless service
Warrior Drills

Related Terms:

Army training strategy
Army values
Center Of Gravity
decisive point
direct approach
end state
indirect approach
lines of effort
Lines Of Operation
operational reach
personnel recovery

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