Army Detainee Operations Report: DOD Questionnaire of Sergeant First Class re: Detainee Operations

An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

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Interview
Doc_date: 
Thursday, April 1, 2004
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Monday, September 19, 2005
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INTERROGATOR OIC/NCOIC 14)
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Rank 17496 Branch 9/6/ Date:
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What references/standards/publications/SOPS do you use to conduct interrogation
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Operations? (1.1, 1.2 2.1, 4.1)

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2. How does the command ensure that interrogation Operations is conducted in
compliance with the international taw of war? (OPORD/FRAGO, ROE, Interrogation Techniques, general orders, humane treatment, etc) (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
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Did you and your soldiers undergo Level B Law of War training prior to deployment?
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Explain what training occurred. Is there a plan to train new Soldiers (replacements) to
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the unit? Did this training include the-treatment of Detainees? Explain. (1. /, 1.2,
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What Home Station/Mob Site Training did you and your soldiers receive prior to
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deployment to help your unit prepare for Detainee/interrogation Operations? Describe
it. How did the training prepare you to conduct Detainee/interrogation Operations for
this deployment? How did this training distinguish between the different categorie f

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Detainees (EPWs, RPs, Cls, etc.)?
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What training did you receive on the established Rules of Engagement (ROE)? How
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often does this occur? Does this training include Rules of Interaction (R01)? (1.4,
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What procedures are in place to ensure your Soldiers do not violate the rules of

engagement for the interment facility/collection point? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1 51-

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What guidance or policies are there to ensure fraternization is not taking place
between U.S military personnel and the detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4,1.6, 4.1) 7

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What training have you and your subordinates received to ensure your knowledge of
DO is lAW the provisions under the Geneva Convention? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 4.1),9

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What is the OIC/NCOICs overall role in detainee o. - ation process? What involvement do the OIC/NCOICs have in the in - •gation process of detainee operations? Do the OIC/NCOICs provide means to validate detainee's information? Do-the OIC/NCOICs provide input as t e disposition of the detainee? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6,

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Where are you reenin_g sit- ocated (where detainees are interrogated and screened)? Are these fact i les adequate for your needs? Do you have enough interrogators for y r operation eeds? What are your personnel shortfalls?(1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.8 yQJ 7c7j,

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11.What is the procedure on how to identify a detainee who may have intelligence information? Who performs this procedure? Are MPs involved in the decision-making? Are PIRs used as a basis for the identification of detainees of interest, personality lists used, etc? (1.1, 1.2, 2.
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12. Have you personally observed the interrogation operations at thiS Facility to
determine if your unit has the necessary support and supplies to run the facilities? If so, what did you find? ( .1, 1.2 0
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13. What control measures are you using to maintain discipline and security within the interrogation facility? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1).
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14. How many people are authorized to be present in the room when interrogating/ screening a detainee? Under what circumstances are you required and authorized to have more people? (1.7) (no stand rd)
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15.Are the personal effects of a detainee released to the interrogator or is the interrogator allowed to examine the items? (DOCUMENT HANDLING) (1.1, 1.2)

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16.Are you receiving sufficient information from the capture paperwork to properly
conduct screenings and interrogations? Are the current requirements for
documentation of a captured person sufficient or excessive? Did the changes in 'procedures as far as documenting captured person improve your ability to gather
intelligence? (1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 4.1)
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17. What are the procedures for the transfer of custody of Detainees from the.MP/Guard personnel to Military Intelligence personnel? When the detainee is returned to the guard
(what info is passed on to the Guard Force (type of
force, what procedures occur?
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23.What are the procedures if a detainee in U.S. custody dies? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1) 76
24. Do you know of the procedures to get stress counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain, Medical ? Do your Soldiers know of the procedures to get counseling (Psychiatrist, Chaplain edical)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 2.1 , 4.1)
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25.Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1) .ey

26. Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee bng abused? (1.2, 1.6
27.What steps would you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of alleged Detainee abuse? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
. 28. Do you feel you can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse outside Command channels (IG, CID) (1.6,
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29.What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (1G, CID, Next Level Commander) (1.2, 1.6, 4.1) 2426,
30.What prpcedure s are in pla_c_e fpf Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2, 1.6, 4.1) /7/00-1 P r7.-xif,
31. 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 antude concerning Unit
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32. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in Theater.
(Identify physical and psychological impact oSoldiesattitude . (1.2, _1. 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 ..01 NO
33. 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?). e
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34. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit? 41 D e
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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 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 a
I am eteam 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 . (specify offense, i.e.
that you may have committed 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?
35.
Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the incidents) of. abuse." (No applicable standard)

36.
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) e

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37.
Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was-done? What would you have done? (Identifies compliance, procedure, timeliness, Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.) (1.2, 1.6)

38.
How could the incident have been prevented? (Identifies root cause and perceived 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.

4(. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies perceived solution.) e
41. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.) FM 22-103, Leadership and Command at Senior Levels, 21 Jun 1987, p. 6, - "Leadership. The process of influencing others to accomplish the mission by providing purpose, direction, and motivation." AR 600-100, Army Leadership, 17 Sep 1993, p. 8, 1987- "Senior-level leadership is the art of direct and indirect influence and the skill of creating the conditions for sustained organizational success to achieve the desired result. But, above all, it is the art of
taking a vision of what must be done, communicating it in a way that the intent is clearly understood, and then being tough enough to ensure its execution."
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