Code of Conduct
I am an American, fighting in the armed forces
which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life
in their defense
I will never surrender of my own
free will. If in command, I will never surrender my people 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
If I become a prisoner of war, I
will keep my 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 orders of
those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
When questioned, should I become a
prisoner of war, I am required to give only 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 it's allies or harmful to their cause.
I will never forget that I am an
American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my action, and dedicated
to the principles which make my country free. I will trust in my God and
the United States of America.