CODE OF HONOR
The Code of Honor contains 15 tenets that we strive to live by. It is intended to reflect some basic core values that all the men can rally behind, support and use as a benchmark for the ways of being we can expect from one another.
- 1. Commitment Before Ego
- 2. Honor the Truth
- 3. Respect Confidentiality
- 4. Keep Your Word
- 5. Be a Three Dimensional Man
- 6. Be Prepared
- 7. Defend Humanity
- 8. Always be Faithful to the Men
- 9. Defend the Code
- 10. Never Engage in Battles with Weaker Opponents
- 11. Fight only Honorable Battles
- 12. Earn and Honor Rank
- 13. Be Humble
- 14. Embrace all Men
- 15. Be an Example to Children
ALWAYS BE FAITHFUL TO THE MEN
The wood that reflects this tenet is oak –Oak is a tree of strength and steadfastness. Something built of oak can be counted on to last a very long time.
The symbol representative of this tenet is the dog – The dog is universally recognized, as a symbol of faithfulness, forever at the side of is master and companion.
Faithful – to be dutiful – loyal – worthy of trust – consistently reliable – consistent with the truth
This tenet can be tricky. Many men have mistakenly interpreted it to call for loyalty toward men at the expense of women. It is not about that. Many men have assumed it calls for unquestioning devotion to the men on your team. It does not. It is not about selling out a man by not challenging him in the hope that he won’t challenge you. Rather it should be held in the spirit of being committed to the greatness that resides within every man.
To have trust that that greatness is there.
To dutifully strive to bring it out.
To loyally follow a Code of Honor that allows it to flourish.
We teach faithfulness by being consistently reliable and consistent with our truth. Being faithful means seeing a man’s greatness when he cannot see it in himself.
This tenet can be interpreted as not quitting on another man. It calls for you to ask a man what he wants, why he wants it and what he is prepared to do to attain it. It is your job to probe, the first answer to why is rarely ever the real why. It is also your job to do a reality check on the how, is it really attainable and does your man have he resources he needs to get it done? If so get to it and inspect, inspect, inspect.