Code of Conduct for Downrange Warriors & Got Your Six Outdoors
1. I am an American, fighting against the forces of evil that are assaulting those who guarded my country and our way of life. I am prepared to personally sacrifice in the effort to heal their “Moral Wounds” and assist them in the successful return to civilian society and leadership of their families.
2. I will never surrender to the forces that say returning veterans are broken or have a “Disorder” and continue to treat symptoms instead of the causes.
3. I will make every effort to come alongside veterans and aid in their escape of the downward spiral of separation, depression, guilt and isolation. I will accept neither public acclaim or accolades for my responsibility is to my fellow protectors giving all glory to God.
4. If I become pressured by negative or even evil forces, I will keep faith in my God and my country’s veterans. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to those veterans. If I am in a position of authority, I will lead in the effort to come along side and help veterans discover a place of healing while backing them up in every way.
5. When questioned, should I become in the public eye, I will give only the information necessary to support US veterans. I will evade answering intrusive questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country, its allies or their veterans.
6. I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for the emotional freedom of veterans, 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 to heal all Moral Wounds through His Son, Christ Jesus.
“Toxic behaviors…at work, at home, or on the internet – eat away at team cohesion and erode trust. Toxic behaviors cause us to hesitate, to second guess, to look over our shoulders instead of moving together at full speed. Toxic behaviors make us weaker; they cede advantage to the enemy. Toxic behaviors are NOT for winners, they are for losers. They have no place in our Navy.”
– Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson