I am honored to serve as the honest broker for the Soldier and the Commander's eyes and ears in the unit. I exist to keep the Army's forces strong through the retention of America's sons and daughters, our soldiers. I realize that since the birth of our Army before America was a nation, Soldiers required advice and counseling to decide the proper course of action in doing their part to defend our nation. My role is to tell the truth, and to honestly represent my country and the Soldiers I serve to the utmost of my abilities. To do less is to forsake my duties and my fellow Career Counselors.
I wear the Career Counselor Badge with pride and full knowledge that this very symbol epitomizes our nation and our duty to sustain America's fighting force. The musket on my badge symbolizes the courage of our forefathers and the role of the Army in defending our nation. The eagle represents the spirit of the American people that we defend, and whose soldier's careers have been placed in my trust. The olive branch on my badge is the most important part, for it signifies peace, that is the goal of every American Soldier.
My Commanders and senior leaders will be assured that their Soldiers are afforded the most effective counseling available. My superiors will not be burdened with my duties and responsibilities. Loyalty and honesty to superiors, peers and subordinates are my credentials. I will exercise initiative, integrity and the courage to convey the Army's story, good or bad to all those who serve with me. I am a Career Counselor, by choice an advisor to Soldiers, leaders and peers. A trusted intermediary that will never forget the professional aspects of my existence.
This is an official U.S. Army web site.
The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army of this Website or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and MWR sites, the U.S. Army does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Website.