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Code of Conduct (AR 350-30)
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What Publication Code of Conduct?
What does SERE stand for?
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape
What document is international law that describes treatment of Prisoners of War?
Geneva Convention of 1949
What are the duties of individual Soldiers for Code of Conduct and SERE?
ensure that they understand the contents and meaning of the Code of Conduct and SERE. Soldiers will adhere to these guidelines to the utmost of their ability
What should soldiers who become isolated from their unit in the course of combat operations to continue to do?
They should to fight, evade capture, and regain contact with friendly forces
What should Soldiers that are captured do?
If captured, individual soldiers must live, act, and speak in a manner that leaves no doubt that they adhere to:
(1) Traditions of the U.S. Army.
(2) Their mission of resisting enemy attempts at interrogation, indoctrination, and other exploitation.
When does Training in the Code of Conduct begin?
Training in the Code will begin upon entry into the U.S.Army
What is the Role and responsibilities of the United States toward PWs?
a. Each PW continues to be of special concern to the United States. The rights to which a PW is entitled (promotion status, pay and allowances, and dependent care) continue during captivity.
b. Every available means will be used to establish contact with and to gain release of a PW.
c. During the PW's captivity, every available means will be used to ensure that the PW is given protection and rights under the provisions of the GPW
What are Soldiers required to maintain while in PW camp?
1) Rank and leadership.
(2) Military bearing.
(3) Order and discipline.
(4) Teamwork and devotion to fellow soldiers.
(5) The duty to defeat enemies of our country at all times
What does the Acronym "GPW" stand for?
It stands for the Geneva Convention Prisoner of War Standards
What is the intent of intent of the GPW?
The intent of the GPW is to provide for the protection, health, and welfare of PWs and other noncombatants while awaiting repatriation
What information are PW's authorized by the GPW to give Captors?
name, rank, identification number, and date of birth
Can Captors coerce PWs to provide information or to take action supporting the captor's war efforts?
in recent experience, captors of American personnel have not treated PWs in accordance with the spirit or the letter of the GPW; What are the three ways captors have attempted to exploit American PWs in recent history?
(1) Psychological pressure
(2) Physical mistreatment.
( 3 ) Medical neglect to obtain information, propaganda, or other support for their war effort
If a Soldier is returned from capture what information is classified military information and will be divulged only in a debriefing conducted by designated military officials?
(a) Information regarding means and methods of evasion and escape.
(b) Details of capture and imprisonment.
(c) Release from internment or captivity.
(d) Details of repatriation
How many levels of Code of Conduct are there?
Three; Level A, Level B and Level C
Is the use of PW compounds during field exercises for instruction in the Code of Conduct?
What are the Six Articles of the Code of Conduct?
A: 1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 mycomrades. 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.
5. 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 cause.
6. 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.
What does term "fighting man" in Article I refer to?
all soldiers. Article I also applies to each soldier whether in combat or in captivity
What specific Soldiers are given special "retained status" by the 1949 Geneva Convention including the GPW?
Medical personnel and chaplains
What does The GPW requires that medical personnel and chaplains be allowed to perform?
their professional duties while captured. However, the captors control the degree to which these duties can be performed
When is The means to evade is considered exhausted?
collections of maps of regions, countries, continents, or the world. Such maps are accurate only to a degree and can be used for general information only
When is The means to resist considered exhausted?
when further fighting would lead to the soldier's death with no significant loss to the enemy
When should a Commander Never Surrender?
A commander should Never Surrender while isolated, cut off, or surrounded, as long as the unit has the power to resist, break out, or evade to rejoin friendly forces
What are The key words of Article II?
"of my own free will." In most cases, there will be a means to resist or escape. In extreme situations, the means to resist or evade might be exhausted
What might captors offer to PWs in return for statements, information, and pledges or agreements not to try to escape?
Special favors or privileges
Can Soldiers seek Special favors or privileges?
Soldiers must not seek special privileges or accept favors at the expense of fellow PWs
When must Soldiers take advantage of escape opportunities?
Under the guidance of the senior military person and the PW organization and whenever the opportunity arises
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