Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire of Major/Chaplain re: Detainee Operations

An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.
Major/Chaplain stated that he/she spoke to soldiers who wanted to exact revenge upon the detainees, but said there were no incidents.

Friday, March 26, 2004
Monday, October 3, 2005

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1. Are Detainees allowed to practice their religion? Is there a chaplain available to minister to the detainees? Is the chaplain a Retained PersonnE?l, US Forces chaplain, or a civilian? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1) .
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2. . What are your unit ministry team's responsibilities as part of the cadre for the detainees at this collection point I internment facility? (Looking for contraband
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13. What are the procedures to bring local religious clergy members into the
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4. Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)




5. Has any service member spoken with you about abusing detainees or seeing detainees being abused? If yes, can you provide details without violatiAg your privilege information I confidentially status between you and .Jhe service member? (We do not want names). (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1) "

7. Have you made the Chain of Command aware of these allegations of abuse and have you seen the Chain of Command do anything about correcting detairiee abuse? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

8. What is your feeling on how Detainees are being treated? ' No standard. Personnel observations and feelings. (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

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9. What do you perceive as the miss.ion of your unit? Describe the importance of your role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude concerning unit mission and their rOle}.__________________
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12. Are you aware of any incidenc~s of detainee or other abuse in your unit.__
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)
I am (grade, if any, and name), a member of the (DAIG). I am part of 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 suspect that you may have committed . (specify 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 sto'p the questioning at any time. '00 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?
13. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and dl,lring the incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard} _________________
-14. " 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) _____-------------

16. How could the incident have been prevented? (Identifies root cause anq perceived solution) (N~ applic~~le standar,d) / I ,I r ~
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17. Describe any unit training 'or other programs that you are aware ofthat teach leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress. ______
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18. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies perceived solution.),________--:________

19. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identities perceived solution.)________