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

An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions, given to a Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.
In the Lieutenant's responses, he/she references the "5S's."

Doc_type: 
Interview
Doc_date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, September 19, 2005
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1.' (ALL) How did you prepare yourself and your junior leaders to become familiar with and understand the applicable regulations, OPORD/FRAGOs directives, international lalik.s and administrative procedures to operate a unit Collection Point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1)
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(ALL) Did you and all of your Soldiers undergo Law of War training prior to
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deployment? Explain what training occurred. Did this training include the

. „....treatment of Detainees? Is there a plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to
the unit? Explain. (1.1, 1.2, 1.44._1)

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3.. (ALL) What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit conduct prior to deployment to help your unit prepare for Detainee Operations? Describe it. How did the training prepare you to conduct Detainee Operations for this deployment? How did this training distinguish between the different categories of Detainees
RPs, Cls, etc.)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
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4. (ALL) What training did you receive on the established Rules of Engagement
(ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of
Interaction (R01)? (1.4,4,Li 6

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5. (ALL) Describe the training you received at the last Professional Military _ 0,...ducation on handling/processing Detainees. How was it helpful in preparing
h/°/4/you for Detainee Operations? How would you improve the training at the school ouse? /. 1, 1.4)
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6. (ALL) Describe the training the guard force received to prepare them fof their
.duties. How do you ensure your guards understand the or ers? ( .1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1)I / c am
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(ALL) How does your unit conduct sustainment training for Detainee Operations? How often does this occur and please describe it? When did your unit last conduct this training? (1.1, 1. , 1.4,

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(CDR/1SG) What are your policies on the establishm kolding area? How do ou ens _thatthese_a keratel,kLaw of War? 1.1, 1.2,

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9. (PUPS) What is the units' policy on the establishment of a unit holding area? How do you know that you are operating.the holding areas IAW Law of War? ?
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10. (ALL) How do you administratively process each detainee, (i.e., tagging pax and equipment, evidence, witness statements, etc.)? (1.1, 1.2,
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11. (ALL) How do you maintain good morale and discipline with Soldiers and
leaders to enhance the security of the unit collection point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6 7--,, - 1_,,,e_ty_s-5,4Lee.,-4. .4/ e.­
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12.(ALL) What procedures do you have in place to ensure Soldiers and leaders understand the use of force and rules of engagement for the unit collection point? (ROE Card, sustainment tng, etc) (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6,
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13. (ALL) What procedures are in place to dispose of captured contraband (enemy supplies and equipment)? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

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14. (CDR/1 SG) What policies/proced a do you have. in place to ensure that all
Detainees are protected, safegu ed,and . acCouptedlor (5Ss & T)? What policies/procedures does yo nith-ave to ensure the humane treatment of Detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.
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15. (ALL) What are your procedures for questioning Detainees? (Is
interrogation taking place?) Who is interrogating the detainees? (1.1, 1.2, .
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16. (ALL) What are your procedures to evacuate a detainee from the point of capture to the Battalion/Brigade collection point? What transportation problems is the unit experiencing either to move troops or detainees during the operation? How do you process detainees too sick or wounded to be evacuated? (1.1, 1.2,
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17.What is the number of personnel that is needed to move prisoners within the
ie. for medical sick call; evacuation, etc.)?
holding area and then to higher? (L(1.1, 1.7, 2.1, 3.1)
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18.(ALL) What medical personnel are available to support DO? (1.1,
2.1, 3.1, 4.1)
19. (ALL) What procedures are in place when a detainee in U S custody dies?
(1.1, 1.2,

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20.(ALL) What equipment is the unit experiencing as a shortf concerning radios weapons,
detainee operations, (i.e., restraints, uniforms, CIF items etc.)? (CDR) Are any of these USR shortages and if so are you reporting them
on your USR? (1.5)
21.(ALL) What types of supplies is greater in-demand for the unit during detainee operations? What about health and comfort items? And are these items regularly filled? (1.5)
22.(ALL) What duties put the most stress on soldiers in terms of personnel
resources? (1.1, 1.7)
23.(ALL) What is the most important factor that you would address in terms of
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24.(ALL) WhatA/Vs or lessons learned have you written or received regarding
detainee operations? Can I get a copy? (preferably on disk) (2.1, 2.2)
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the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist,
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Medical)? o your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling
CC-hapl ( whiatriste ain, Medical)? 1.1 , :1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)
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Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
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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)

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27.What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of
alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)

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28. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse
outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6,

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

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30. What systems are in place for detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)j
32. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of your role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude
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33. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in -pgydfiiiiiigical impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1. 4,
(Identify physiaTaTid Theater. 1.5, 1.6, 1.7). k
34. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or
evolved since you have been in Theater? (Identifies Soldier's perception of the -Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel
chain of command and the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance?) k
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35. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit?
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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
-degrade him. d. No statement
statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to
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
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a 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
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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 lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you
willing to answer questions?
Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the
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incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard)
Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to and after these
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incidents? (Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress, retaliation, preemption, family crisis)
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38. 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)
Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.)
(Identifies root cause and perceived
How could the incident have been prevented?
solution) (No applicable standard)

39. Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress.)
(Identifies
40. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?,
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41. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and
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command climate of your unit?
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