|CODE OF CONDUCT
Posted 23 MAR 2003
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my
country and our way of life. I am prepared to give up my life
in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I
will never surrender the members of my command while
they still have the means to resist.
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means
available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others
to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors
from the enemy.
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my
fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in
any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am
senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful
order of those appointed over me and will back them up in
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am
required to give name, rank, service number, and date of
birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost
of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements
disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their
I will never forget that I am American, fighting for freedom,
responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles
which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in
the United States of America.