In 2010, retired Army Major General Alan B. Salisbury worked with a dedicated team of leaders to develop the “Code of Support” for our troops as a parallel document to the Military “Code of Conduct,” in which service-members pledge that they are prepared to give their lives in defense of our country. The Code of Support is a set of six meaningful commitments all American’s can make to give meaning to the words, “support our troops”.
Since the events of 9/11, the vast majority of Americans have expressed this support with countless bumper stickers, yellow ribbons and other visible icons. But what does it really mean to “support our troops”? How can the average American give real meaning to those three simple words?
By signing the Code of Support, we can show service members, veterans and their families that we pledge to give them our full support and we will share the responsibility for defending America's freedom.