Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire of First Lieutenant re: Detainee Operations

An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions, given to a First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.
The First Lieutenant responded that he/she did not receive training on how to conduct detainee operations.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Tuesday, March 30, 2004


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standards for Detainee Operations?
the collection point?) Describe the basic principles of detainee operations and

how you are 'applying them. (1.1, 4.1)
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How did you prepare yourself and your junior leaders/Soldiers to understand
applicable regulations, OPORD/FRAGO, directives, international laws and

(1.1, 1.2, 1.4,1.6, 4.1).
administrative procedures to . operate a collection Point?
How did Home Station/Mob Site Training prepare you to. conduct Detainee
Operations? (Did this include Law of War and treatment of Detainees

training.)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 4.1) .
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Describe the training the guard force received to prepare them for their duties.
(1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)


How does your unit conduct sustainment training for Detainee Operations or
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training for newly assigned personnel?
describe it?) When did your unit last conduct this training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)

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6. What kind of security lighting do you have that ensures you have a safe and secure operation at night? How do you provide heat to detainees during the winter? What fire prevention/safety measures do you have? (1.8)
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In relation to where the detainees are housed, how far away are your
ammunition and fuel storage sites? Where is your screening site where MI

Soldiers interrogate Detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8)
Describe some of the basic operations of the collection point relating to
detainee segregation, captured medical/religious personnel, feeding, sanitation,
etc? (Do you segregate Detainees by nationality, Language, religion,.rank,
and sex? How are captured Medical personnel and Chaplains being used?
Are the daily food rations sufficient in quantity or quality and variety to
keep detainees in good health? Are personal hygiene items and needed
clothing being supplied to the Detainees? Are the conditions within the

collection point sanitary enough to ensure a clean and healthy environment
free from disease and epidemics)? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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What control measures do you use to maintain detainee discipline and
security in the collectidn point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,1.8, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1)
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10.What are the procedures for the transfer of Detainees from the collection
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What transportation problems do you experience moving detainees during the
operation? (1.5)

Describe the procedures you use when you in process a deta)nee.
Forces Apprehension Form, two sworn statements, EPW Wg, where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) and how are they accounted for (are they tagged with DD Form 2745)? How is evidence tagged? What procedures are in place to dispose of captured enemy
(1.1, 1.2,
supplies and equipment? Do you medically screen detainees?)
1.8, 4.1
13.What MP units (platoon, guards, escort, detachments) do you have at your
disposal to operate and maintain the collection point? Do you have any
shortages? How do these shortages impact your mission? What non-MP units
are you using to help operate the collection point? Do you have any shortages?
How do these shortages impact your mission? (1.1, $, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7
14. What is your normal ratio of guards to detainees in the collection point? Is this ratio the proper mix for you to perform your mission? If not, what are the
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shortfalls? Why are their shortfalls? How do these shortfalls impact your mission? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1) METT-TC
15. What is the number of personnel that is needed to move prisoners internally
and externally (i.e. to the internment facility, from the BN Collection Points, for medical, evacuation, etc.)? (1.1, 1.7)
16. What personnel shortages do you have? What issues, if any, do,you feel your
unit has regarding manning or personnel resourcing in conducting Detention Operations? (1.7, 2.1, 3.1
.17. What equipment shortages (USR) are affecting your ability to perform -detainee operations? What other equipment is the unit experiencing as a shortfall concerning detainee operations, (i.e., restraints, uniforms, CIF items, weapons,
etc.)? What major shortfalls has the unit encountered in regards to materiel and
supply distribution? (1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.1)

18. Describe how the unit plans and procures logistical support to include: transportation, subsistence, organizational, and NBC clothing and equipment . items, mail collection and distribution, laundry, and bath equipment ISO DO.
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19. What logistical support do you receive to run this Facility? What types of
supplies is greater in-demand for the unit during detainee operations? And. are -these items regularly filled? (1.5)
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20. What procedures do you have in place to ensure Soldiers and leaders understand the use of force and rules of engagement for the collection point?
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21. What are the unit's procedures for the interrogation/questioning of Detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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22. What kind of stress counseling are Soldiers/Guards provided? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
23. Do you maintain a separate site for sick or wounded Detainees? If so where is it and how does your unit maintain the security and safeguarding of Detainees there?. How about female Detainees? How and where do you house them? (1.1,
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30. Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
31.What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of
alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1 .
Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse
outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1

What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CID,
Next Level Commander) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)

34.What systems are in place for detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.1, 1.2,
1.6, 4.1)

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36. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude
of your role in that mission.
concerning unit mission and their role) b
Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in
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Theater. (Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
1.5, 1.6, 1.7)
38. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or
(Identifies Soldier's perception of the

evolved since you have been in Theater?
chain of command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel
the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance b

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39. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in .

ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS.(For military personnel)
The text of Article 31 provides as follows a.. No person subject to this chapter may compel any
person to incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to
incriminate him. b. No person subject to this chapter May interrogate or request any statement
from an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of

the accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the offense of which he is accused or suspected, and that any statement made by him may be used as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. c. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before any military tribunal if the statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him. d. No statement obtained from any person in violation of this article, or through the use of coercion, unlawful influence, or unlawful inducement, may be received in evidence against him in a trial by court-
martial. (1.2, 1.6)
(grade, if any, and name), a member of the (DAIG). I am part of
I am ba team inspecting detainee operations, this is not a criminal investigation. I
am reading you your rights because of a statement you made causes me to
b. (specify

suspect that you may have committed
offense, i.e. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article 31, you
have the right to remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any statement
you make, oral or written, may be used as evidence against you in a trial by
courts-martial or in other judicial or administratiVe proceedings. You have
the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer present during this
interview. You have the right to military legal counsel free of charge. In
addition to military counsel, you are entitled to civilian counsel of your own
choosing, at your own expense.. You may request a lawyer at any time
during this interview. If you decide to answer questions, you may stop the
questioning at any time. Do you understand your rights? Do you want a
Are you
lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point).
willing to answerquestions?
Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the
incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard) d

Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to and after these incidents? (Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress, retaliation, preemption, family crisis) b

Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was

(Identifies compliance, procedure, timeliness,
done? What would you have done? (1.2, 1.6) d
Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.)
How could the incident have been prevented? (Identifies root cause and
perceived solution) (No applicable standard) d

Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach d

leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress.
45. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?
perceived solution.) b
46. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and . command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.) b