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I am an American, fighting for the 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 men 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 nor 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 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 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 which is harmful to their cause.
: I will never forget that I am an 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.
When was the Code of Conduct established?
17 August 1955 by Executive Order 10631 (amended 1988)
Who does the Code of Conduct apply to?
All members of the U.S. Armed Forces at all times
If captured, what is your priority?
Attempt to escape
When questioned, what is a prisoner of war required to give?
Name, rank, service number, date of birth
What is the Code of Conduct?
It is the ethical guide that governs behavior when you must evade capture, resist while a prisoner, or escape from the enemy.
How many articles are found in the Code of Conduct?
What are the three personal values that will sustain you in surviving captivity should you be captured?
Courage, dedication, and motivation
Who was the first person to proclaim the Code of Conduct?
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
What did the former President Ronald Reagan do to the Code of Conduct in May 1988?
He amended the Code with language that is gender neutral
As an "individual", may a member of the Armed Forces voluntarily surrender?
Name the AR which supports the Code of Conduct
AR 27-10 (Uniform Code of Military Justice)
Which of the six Articles makes a POW legally bound by UCMJ?
Article III
Which Article assures that a POW's pay allowances as well as the benefits for dependents, continues while the service member is detained?
Article VI
Name four actions that every POW should resist.
a. Making oral or written confessions
b. Answering questionnaires
c. Providing personal histories
d. Appealing for surrender
Although first expressed in written form in 1955, the Code of Conduct is based on time honored concepts and traditions that date back to what period?
The American Revolution
True or false: the senior in command, regardless of service, must accept command when captured.
Once a POW is repatriated, what can a POW expect regarding their actions and conduct while they were a POW?
The POW can expect a review of the circumstances regarding their capture and their conduct while detained.
When evasion is impossible and further fighting would lead only to death with no significant loss to the enemy, an individual may surrender according to what Article?
Article II
According to Article IV of the Code of Conduct, what is the key to camp organization, resistance, and survival?
Article VI of the Code of Conduct states that you will trust in two things, what are they?
God and Country
Under the Code of Conduct, when is a commander allowed to surrender the members of his/her command?
When they no longer have the means to resist
Under the Code of Conduct, if you become a prisoner of war and you are the senior individual, what must you do?
Take command
Under the Code of Conduct, what must you never accept from the enemy should you become a prisoner of war?
Parole nor special favors
What is the purpose of the Code of Conduct?
It outlines the basic responsibilities and obligations of all members of the Armed Forces of the United States
If you are not senior, what are your responsibilities should you become detained under the Code of Conduct
To obey the lawful orders of those appointed over you and back them in every way
According to the Code of Conduct, you will keep the faith in who?
Fellow prisoners