Article 1

I am a member of Starfleet Command serving in the forces which guard the United Federation of Planets and its way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

Article 2

I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have a means to resist.

Article 3

If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from my captors.

Article 4

If I become a prisoner, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information nor take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will support them in every way.

Article 5

When questioned, I am required to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no statements in any format disloyal to the Federation or its allies or harmful to their cause.

Article 6

I will never forget that I am a member of Starfleet Command and a citizen of the United Federation of Planets, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which gave birth to the Federation. I will trust in myself, my comrades, Starfleet, and the United Federation of Planets.