What Is SERE 100 Code of Conduct Training?

SERE 100 Code of Conduct training is a course required by the military to teach enlistees how to conduct themselves if they are held captive by hostile forces. It also teaches the protocol to follow when a serviceman or woman is released from captivity.

SERE is an acronym for survival, evasion, resistance and escape. The course covers methods used to isolate and hold captives, the psychological effects of captivity and the techniques used by hostile forces to take advantage of captives. It includes three levels of training. Level A is a mandatory course for all recruits. Level B covers survival, resistance and evasion techniques, and is given to Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force personnel expected to be in the front line. Level C is resistance training given to officers whose rank makes them high value targets for capture.