What should be the encampment motto?

The encampment motto:
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - General George Patton Jr

All below this is null and void.

The Final Three Choices
"Pressure makes diamonds." - General George Patton Jr

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - General George Patton Jr

"The best lead the rest." C/Maj Kier
I like number 2 and 3 the best
C/2dLt Emily Bullock

I think number 2 is the best.
C/MSgt Brown

Number 2 definently. number 1 is interesting and amazingly true however wouldn't be all too inspiring to basic cadets during the week as it implies that we will put them through great pressures which can be discouroging at first. Not to say that they shouldn't expect some pressures however the in my experience the anticipation is killer without provocation and this would only heighten it. Number 3 is nice and I would recomend it as a line staff motto. but it applies mostly to the staff as the leaders not so much to the basic cadets. Based on my 3 years of experience in Encampment number 2 is highly appropriate as most of the cadets do hit bottom sometime during the week and all bounce back with amazing alacrity and enthusiasm hence reaching sucess at the end. This will inspire and encourage both during the week and help them remember encampment after.
C/1st Lt Kyle Zobel

Number 1 or 2. The first option is catchy and easier to memorize. It also has special significance in CAP because the three highest officer ranks (as well as the first sergeant position) are signified by diamonds. I think it would be encouraging to cadets. They already know they are going to experience pressure during encampment (either that or they are incredibly naive) and the reminder that that pressure is for a purpose would serve to motivate them. (It also reminds me of a saying we use during PT: "no pain, no gain") Option 2 is also good, and is an apt description of the encampment experience. However, I do not like number three for the encampment motto (although it WOULD make a great line staff motto); it sounds a little stuck up. Despite its truth, I do not believe we will not gain any respect from the basics by throwing it in their faces.
C/CMSgt Larson

Number 2 or 3. I think that #3 can be applied to more of the encampment.
C/CMSgt Faulks

I Like #3. I think it works better with encampment and is easier to say. The General Patton Quotes are longer and harder to say I think and they are more like quotes not mottos. C/Capt Houston

Some quotes make the best mottoes.
C/1st Lt Zobel

Number 1 or 2 seems to me the best. Number three implies that those being led are not worth much (in some cases this is true but its best if we don't act so blunt about it). Number one seems good since not only diamonds themselves are great but also the rank associated with them is great (1st Sergeant, C/Maj, C/Lt Col and C/Col). I however give number 2 my vote since it applies to all the cadets and doesn't seem prideful but seems very applicable to all the basics. (Number 3 might be a staff motto but not an encampment in my opinion) (and maybe number 1 could be the motto for all the 1st Sergeants)
-C/Lt Col Flanagan

Yet another "READ THIS" from your friendly local c/cc………Keep it up, some of these quotes are pretty good…here's a tip, keep them simple, powerful and relevant to encampment.

"Meet Your Waterloo!"(if you don't get it, google it)-Cadet John A. Doe

"Get Smart, Get Fit, Get Encampment!" - C/1stLt Houston and C/CMSGT Neville.

"What does not kill you can only make you stronger." 2d Lt Seaman.

"Pain is weakness leaving the body." C/Capt Bloemsma

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." C/2d Lt Emily Bullock (Victor Flight Commander) and C/SMSgt Sarah Logel (Zulu Flight Sergeant)

"Ability is what gives you the opportunity; belief is what gets you there. " C/2d Lt Emily Bullock (Victor Flight Commander) and C/SMSgt Sarah Logel (Zulu Flight Sergeant)

"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." C/2d Lt Emily Bullock (Victor Flight Commander) and C/SMSgt Sarah Logel (Zulu Flight Sergeant)

"Nobody ever drowned in their own sweat." C/1stLt Houston

"Quidquid Capit" (latin for "whatever it takes") -SMSgt Johnson

"Setting the Pace" -C/SMSgt Micah Larson

"Like It or Lump It" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"Here is a straw, Now SUCK IT UP"- C/CMSgt Neville

"There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline, and we have it"-Genral George Patton- but put on here by C/CMSgt Neville

"You'll pass out before you die."-C/CMSgt Neville

"Producing the best, for the best" - C/2d Lt Pettee

"Power, Strength, Diligence" - C/1st Lt Zobel

"Only the best" - C/1st LT Zobel

"Veni, Vidi, Vici!" - Julius Caesar (Latin for I came, I saw, I conquered) - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"Got Encampment?" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"Further on and further in!" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"No encampment, no gain!" - C/sMSgt Micah Larson

"Got Pain?" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"Cross your Rubicon!" - C/sMsgt Micah Larson

"Making the best better." - C/SMSgt Micah Larson

"Running the second mile." - Cadet Larsons

"Encampment Strong" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"I did encmapment: I can do anything!" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

"Do or Die" -Anonymous

"You have to be here" -C/SMSgt M. Larson

"How are you feeling cadet!?" C/1st Houston

"Gustatus Similis Pullus" (Latin for "tastes like chicken") -C/SMSgt Johnson

"The one who will drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the one who will win." (Roger Bannister) C/TSgt Brown

"Aut disce aut discede" - Latin for "Either learn or leave" C/Capt Tillett

"You can conquer it, or it can conquer you! Its your choice!" -C/CMSgt Dahms

"We have a lot of Motto's"- C/CMSgt Neville

"It is not the critic who counts; it is the one who's face is marred by sweat and blood and who is actually in the arena" -Theodore Roosevelt
C/CMSgt Faulks

"Take every opportunity that comes your way and give it 110%"-Ian Crocker
C/TSgt Brown

"Two Teams - One Mission" - C/CMSgt Sierra Larson

'Exceed or Fail" - C/CMSgt & C/SMSgt Larsons

"Do or Die" - C/CMSgt Larson

"If everyone of us fails, at least we failed while striving for an honorable goal"
-C/CMSgt Faulks

"All the way" - C/CMSgt Larson

"Fear the Kier"-C/SMSgt Larson

"Rub some dirt on it"- C/CMSgt. Huneycutt

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