Lt. Chuck Red, US Navy Aviator, 1999

Military Code of  Conduct

I am an American serving in the forces, which guard our country and protect 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 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 to help 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 the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way. 

I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or 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.