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They Stood For Us. We Stand With Them.

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Mirroring the Military Code of Conduct, the Code is a set of six simple promises all Americans can make, giving real meaning to the words, “support our troops.”

THE CODE OF SUPPORT

I

I am an American. I know that the men and women in our Armed Forces are prepared to give their lives to defend my country, my way of life and the blessings of liberty throughout the world. I am committed to their perpetual recognition, appreciation and support.

II

As they have sworn to defend me and protect our country, so will I pledge to support them in every way that I can, and to avoid any action that would increase their risk. I will further do my part to ensure that they are never sent into harm’s way without all of the necessary resources to protect them and to fulfill their mission.

III

If they become prisoners of war, are missing in action, are wounded, or lose their lives, I will keep faith with them and their loved ones. I will not rest until we find them, heal them, and return them to their comrades, their loved ones and their nation.

IV

For our military veterans, I pledge unfailing recognition and appreciation for their contributions to our national defense and our welfare. I will not forget my nation’s responsibility to provide for their continued wellbeing, and meaningful compensation for their sacrifice.

V

I understand that our service men and women do not make national policy, but are sworn to obey their civilian leadership and defend the constitution, I will respect their faithful service to the nation and always give them my unqualified support.

VI

I will never forget that our service men and women are fighting for my freedom and are dedicated to the principles which make our country free. I will share the responsibility for preserving that freedom with those who proudly wear the uniform of the United States of America.

WHY THEY SIGNED

These leaders and influencers lend their power to the Code of Support – committing their efforts and resources to helping those who served us all.

COMMITTEE OF 99 DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS

Former Senators Robert & Elizabeth Dole
Honorary Committee of 99 Co-Chairs

President Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter

Donald Rumsfeld
Chuck Hagel
William Cohen

Former Secretaries of Defense

Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Kathryn Sullivan
Former NOAA Administrator, first American woman to walk in space

Bob Schieffer
Tom Brokaw
Dan Rather
George Will
Eleanor Clift
Steve Roberts

Journalists

Evan Thomas
Jon Meacham
Walter Isaacson
Journalists and Historians

Jay Leno
Entertainer

Ryan Seacrest
Entertainer

Robert Irvine
Chef, Restaurant Impossible

Dave Navarro
Musician

Derek Hough
Entertainer

Lee Greenwood
Country Singer, Songwriter

Mario Andretti
Car Racing Legend

Whitey Ford
NY Yankees Hall of Famer

Rocky Bleier
NFL Legend & Purple Heart Recipient

Roger Staubach
Sonny Jurgensen
NFL Legends

John Hennessy
Chairman of Alphabet, Inc,

Vinton G. Cerf
“Father of the internet”

Jared Allen
Five-time NFL Pro Bowl player and founder, Homes for Wounded Warriors

CDR Everett Alvarez
POW for 8 years in the Hanoi Hilton

HON Norman R. Augustine
Former Under Secretary of the Army and Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin

Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, COL, USMC (Ret)
Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam War

Dr. Paul Berg
Nobel Laureate, Chemistry

AMB John R. Beyrle
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation and to Bulgaria

John Bridgeland
Founder and CEO, Civic Enterprises; Vice Chair, Service Year Alliance, The Aspen Institute

Jack Canfield
Author (“Chicken Soup for the Soul” series co-author), motivational speaker

HON James Clapper
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Douglas Cohn
Syndicated columnist, historian and author

Kenneth Fisher
Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation

Senator Bill Bradley
Former United States Senator, NBA star, Rhodes Scholar

G. P. “Bud” Peterson, Ph.D.
11th President, Georgia Institute of Technology

SMA Kenneth O. Preston, USA (Ret)
Former Sergeant Major of the Army

SEN Charles Robb
Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb
Former Chairwoman of the President’s Advisory Committee for Women

Jan Scruggs
Founder and president emeritus of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Beverly “Ben” Skardon, COL, USA (Ret)
Survivor, Bataan Death March, WWII

AMB Michael Smith
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

HON Deborah Wince-Smith
President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Jack Jacobs, COL, USA (Ret)
Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam War

HON Dirk Kempthorne
Former U.S. Senator, Governor of Idaho, and Secretary of the Interior.

Dr. John C. Mather
Nobel Laureate, Physics

HON Robert A. McDonald
Former Secretary of the Veterans Administration, and Chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble

Dr. Alan Merten
President Emeritus, George Mason University

John Foley
Former Navy Blue Angels Solo Pilot, consultant and motivational speaker.

SGT Noah M. Galloway
Wounded “Iraqi Freedom” veteran, motivational speaker and author

GEN Ann E. Dunwoody, USA (Ret)
First woman in U.S. military history to achieve  four-star rank

HON Michele Flournoy
Co-Founder and former CEO, Center for a New American Security

Dr. Gordon Mueller
Founder and President Emeritus, World War II Museum

Dr. C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.
President, National Academy of Engineering

Bo Derek
Film and television actress, producer and model

Everyone has the chance to make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families who are struggling. Signing the Code of Support shows that you are committed to fulfilling the promise of service to those who risked their lives for our freedoms. It is the first step in giving back – find out more about how you can help today.

SIGNERS OF THE CODE OF SUPPORT

Former Senators Robert & Elizabeth Dole
Honorary Co-Chairs, Committee of 99 Distinguished Americans

President Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter

Donald Rumsfeld, Chuck Hagel & William Cohen
Former Secretaries of Defense

Al Roker
Entertainer

Admiral Michael Mullen, USN (Ret.)
Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Kathryn Sullivan
Former NOAA Administrator, first American woman to walk in space

Tom Brokaw
Dan Rather
George Will
Eleanor Clift
Steve Roberts

Journalists

Jay Leno
Entertainer

Ryan Seacrest
Entertainer

Robert Irvine
Chef, Restaurant Impossible

Dave Navarro
Musician

Clint Black
Musician

Derek Hough
Entertainer

Toby Keith
Musician

Evan Thomas
Jon Meacham
Walter Isaacson
Journalists and Historians

Lee Greenwood
Country Singer, Songwriter

Mario Andretti
Car Racing Legend

Whitey Ford
NY Yankees Hall of Famer

Rocky Bleier
NFL Legend & Purple Heart Recipient

Roger Staubach
Sonny Jurgensen
NFL Legends

John Hennessy
Chairman of Alphabet, Inc,

Vinton G. Cerf
“Father of the internet”

Jared Allen
Five-time NFL Pro Bowl player, and founder, Homes for Wounded Warriors

CDR Everett Alvarez
POW for 8 years in the Hanoi Hilton

HON Norman R. Augustine
Former Under Secretary of the Army and Chairman & CEO of Lockheed Martin

Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, COL, USMC (Ret)
Medal of Honor recipient, Vietnam War

Dr. Paul Berg
Nobel Laureate, Chemistry

AMB John R. Beyrle
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation and to Bulgaria

John Bridgeland
Founder and CEO, Civic Enterprises; Vice Chair, Service Year Alliance, The Aspen Institute

Jack Canfield
Author (“Chicken Soup for the Soul” series co-author), motivational speaker

HON James Clapper
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

Douglas Cohn
Syndicated columnist, historian and author

Bo Derek
Film and television actress, producer and model

GEN Ann E. Dunwoody, USA (Ret)
First woman in U.S. military history to achieve four-star rank

Kenneth Fisher
Chairman & CEO, Fisher House Foundation

HON Michele Flournoy
Co-Founder and former CEO, Center for a New American Security

Justina Machado
Actress

Maria Elena Salinas
Journalist

Erendira Ibarra
Actress

Alyssa Raghu
American Idol singer

Dr. Gordon Mueller
Founder and President Emeritus, World War II Museum

Senator Bill Bradley
Former United States Senator, NBA star, Rhodes Scholar

G. P. “Bud” Peterson, Ph.D.
11th President, Georgia Institute of Technology

SMA Kenneth O. Preston, USA (Ret)
Former Sergeant Major of the Army

SEN Charles Robb
Former U.S. Senator and Governor of Virginia

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb
Former Chairwoman of the President’s Advisory Committee for Women

Bob Schieffer
Television journalist

Jan Scruggs
Founder and president emeritus of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Beverly “Ben” Skardon, COL, USA (Ret)
Survivor, Bataan Death March, WWII

AMB Michael Smith
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative

HON Deborah Wince-Smith
President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness

Jack Jacobs, COL, USA (Ret)
Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam War

HON Dirk Kempthorne
Former U.S. Senator, Governor of Idaho, and Secretary of the Interior.

Dr. John C. Mather
Nobel Laureate, Physics

HON Robert A. McDonald
Former Secretary of the Veterans Administration, and Chairman & CEO of Procter & Gamble

Dr. Alan Merten
President Emeritus, George Mason University

John Foley
Former Navy Blue Angels Solo Pilot, consultant and motivational speaker.

SGT Noah M. Galloway
Wounded “Iraqi Freedom” veteran, motivational speaker and author

Dr. C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr.
President, National Academy of Engineering

Jon Huertas
Actor

Cokie Roberts*
Journalist

Not an exhaustive list.
*In memoriam

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