Scabbard and Blade is a nonprofit organization dedicated to our nation’s military officers. We were founded during the school year of 1904-05 by five cadet officers. From these five, we have grown to over 137,000 cadet officers!
From generation to generation our members have focused on developing the key qualities of Scabbard and Blade. We call these qualities, the Five Stars: Honor, Leadership, Professionalism, Officership, and Unity.
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Believing that military service is an obligation of citizenship, and that the greater opportunities afforded college men and women for the study of military science place upon them certain responsibilities as citizens, we cadet officers in various colleges and universities conferring baccalaureate degrees, do form this society and adopt this constitution in order to united in closer relationship the military departments of American universities and colleges; to preserve and develop the essential qualities of good and efficient officers; to prepare ourselves as educated men and women to take a more active part and to have greater influence in the military affairs of the communities in which we may reside; and above all to spread intelligent information concerning the military requirements of our country.
We are dedicated to developing aspiring and current military officers that emulate the Five Star qualities while fostering strong joint-service relationships.
Our members will redefine the standard of excellence for all military officers.
— The Five Star Qualities —
Human Behavior and Teamwork
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Critical Thinking and Strategy
Ethics and Standards
Goal Setting and Execution
Attitude and Image
Service (Community and Nation)
Military Standards (UCMJ & OIs)