Executive Order 10631: Code of Conduct for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States [open pdf - 214KB]
Alternate Title: EO 10631: Code of Conduct for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States
"By virtue of the authority vested in me, as President of the United States, and as Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, I hereby prescribe the Code of Conduct for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States which is attached to this order and hereby made a part thereof. Every member of the armed forces of the United States is expected to measure up to the standards embodied in this Code of Conduct while he is in combat or in captivity. To ensure achievement of these standards, each member of the armed forces liable to capture shall be provided with specific training and instruction designed to better equip him to counter and withstand all enemy efforts against him- and shall be fully instructed as to the behavior and obligations expected of him during combat or captivity."
Executive Order 10631; EO 10631
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1954-58 Comp., p.271