Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire re: Detainee Operations

In the questionnaire, soldier(s) stated there was no detainee training and that there were no incidents of detainee abuse.
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Interview
Doc_date: 
Friday, April 2, 2004
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Thursday, July 14, 2005
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SOLDIER (Point of Capture) SENSING SESSION QUESTIONS
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1. Did you undergo Law of War training prior to deployment? Explain what training occurred. Did this training include the treatment of Detainees? Explain. (1.1, 1:2, 1.4, 4.1)
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Describe the training/guidance you received to prepare you for handling/guarding the detainees. Does your unit conduct sustainment training for Detainee Operations in Theater? How often does this occur and please describe it? When did your unit last conduct this training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
b. What Home Station/Mob Site Training did your unit conduct prior to deployment to help your unit prepare for Detainee Operations? Describe it. (5Ss &I) How did the training prepare you to conduct Detainee Operations for this deployment? What
are your unit's strengths and weaknesses? How did this training distinguish between the different categories of Detainees (EPWs, RPs, Cls, etc.)? What training have you received to ensure your knowledge of DO is IAW the provisions under the
Geneva Convention? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
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Describe the training you received during Basic Training in handling/processing Detainees. How was it helpful in preparing you for Detainee Operations? How would you improve the training at the schoolhouse? (1.1, 1.4)

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How does your unit train on the established Rules of Engagement (ROE)? How often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of Interaction (R01)? What about Standards of Conduct? (How can you interact with the detainees)? What guidance or policies have you been trained/briefed on to ensure you understand interaction/ fraternization and that it is not taking place between U.S military personnel and the detainees? (1.4,4.1)


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4. What procedures has your leadership developed to ensure you understand the use of force and the rules of engagement? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1)
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5. How is your unit ensuring that all Detainees are protected, safeguarded, and accounted for IAW the 5Ss & T? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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6. How do you tag detainees for processing (CPA Form, DD Form 2745)? What procedures do you go through? How do you tag equipment (DD Form 2745, DA
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Form 4137)? What about evidence(DD Form 2745, DA Form 4137)? What procedures do you use to process equipment/evidence? What about confiscated personal affects? Where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) (1.1, 1.2, 1.8)
7. What are the procedures for transporting and evacuating detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 4.1)
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8. What transportation problems is the unit experiencing either to move troops or detainees during the operation? (1.5)
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What is the ratio of guards to detainees? Is this ratio the proper mix for you to perform your mission? If not, what are the shortfalls? Why are their shortfalls? How do these shortfalls impact your mission? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1
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9. What equipment is the unit experiencing as a shortfall concerning detainee operations, (i.e., restraints, uniforms, CIF items, weapons, etc.)? (1.5)
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10.Describe the latrine facilities for Detainees' use (do they have access to it day and night and does it conform to the rules of hygiene and do females have separate facilities). How are they cleaned and how often and by whom? Where do they bathe and conduct other personal hygiene (this will depend how long it takes to evacuate Detainees to CO/BN? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8).
11.How do the Detainees receive fresh water (Bottled water or Lister bag)? (1.1, . 1.2, 1.8)
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12. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1, 4.1)
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13.Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) .
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14.Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6,
15. What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IC, CID, NextLevel Commander) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
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20. 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 concerning unit mission and their role).l
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21. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in Theater. (Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7)
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22. 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 chain of
command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance?)l
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23. Please provide by show of hands if you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? (Those that raise their hands, need to be noted and interviewed individually afterwards using the ABUSE QUESTIONAIRE)
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