The Non-Commissioned Officers Staff consists of the most senior ranking NCOs in the
Second Co., Governor's Foot Guard. They provide training and guidance to junior ranking enlisted personnel by virtue of their past military experience and training.
Members of the Non-Commissioned Officer Staff also make up our Color Guard at parades and Battalion Reviews.
No one is more professional than I. I am a Non-commissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Non-commissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army."
I am proud of the Corps of Non-commissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.
Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind - accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Non-commissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership: I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.
Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Non-commissioned Officers, leaders!