“No one is more professional than I. I am a noncommissioned officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a noncommissioned 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 noncommissioned 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 technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a noncommissioned 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 compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, noncommissioned officers, leaders!” -The Non Commissioned Officer’s Creed, United States Army https://www.army.mil/values/nco.html
“Humans are more important than Hardware.” -United States Special Operations Forces Truth #1, United States Army Special Operations Command http://www.soc.mil/USASOCHQ/SOFTruths.html
With the above statements deeply seeded, rooted, and cultivated in my own mind, on this day, Monday, 10 September 2018, the eve of my 12th anniversary of swearing into the United States Army as an E1 Private (9/11/2006), I now undertake The Original Endeavor of Endeavors to Success©, as its founder, as its current editor-in-chief, as its first writer, as its first historian, and as its first war correspondent embedded on the battlefield for your minds, wallets, lives, and liberties here in the United States of America.
I will not hold back on my own opinions, no matter how controversial, and I will refrain from action or inaction simply for the sake of money, share holders, popularity, or anything of that sort. I may lose readers, I may lose friendships, I may even lose business opportunities. I am not here on this planet to please every single person, nor am I afraid of failure, nor am I afraid of the verdict of “guilty” in the eyes of the “court of public opinion.” If I am not pursuing my own goals, I will have failed this entire endeavor.
Humans are more important than hardware, and if my own life, opinions, well being, and business operations are not fully conceived and successfully achieved due to a fear of reprisal, while living and working in what should be the brightest beacon of liberty on Planet Earth, then I will have failed my mission before any of us “left the wire” together to achieve it on this very real battlefield; I will have failed all of you: my readers, my fans, my investors, my comrades, my business partners, my friends, my family…myself.
What are most important to me are my own health and well being, my family, my friends, Safety Harbor, Pinellas County, the great Sunshine State of Florida, our veterans young, old, alive, or dead, and the current and future generations’ ability to successfully achieve their own Endeavors to Success© in the United States of America.
E. Julius Hauser
Endeavors to Success