An Army MARS member is:
- CONSIDERATE....never knowingly operates in such a way as to
lessen the gratification of others who voluntarily devote their
precious time and talents to the MARS program.
- LOYAL....offers loyalty, encouragement and support to all
members as a team effort through which MARS is represented in
a positive manner to those we support and the general public.
- PROGRESSIVE....with knowledge of new technology, a well-built
and efficient station and operation above reproach.
- FRIENDLY....slow and patient, participating whenever possible;
friendly advice and counsel to new members; kindly assistance,
cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These
are the hallmarks of the MARS spirit.
- BALANCED....radio communication is an additional activity, never
interfering with the duties owed to family, job, or community.
- PATRIOTIC....station and talent always available to serve the
community, state and country.
NOTE: Provided by former Chief Army MARS, Mr. Bob Sutton, on 17 October 1997. It is based on the original 'Amateur's Code' written by Mr. Paul M. Segal, W9EEA in 1928.