Posted by: Democratic Thinker | April 26, 2010

United States Military Code of Conduct.

 

UNITED STATES MILITARY
CODE OF CONDUCT.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Washington, D.C.
August 17, 1955.

ARTICLE I.

I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

ARTICLE II.

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

ARTICLE III.

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.

ARTICLE IV.

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 orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.

ARTICLE V.

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 written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.

ARTICLE VI.

I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, 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.


 

Code of Conduct for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

 

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