Army Memo: Evaluation of Job Performance of First Lieutenant Resigning for the Good of the Service

Describes First Lieutenant's career in Army, saying that though he made a 'mistake in his actions involving the Iraqi prisoner,' this was an 'isolated incident' and should be allowed to resign honorably.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Friday, September 26, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Sunday, May 15, 2005
Doc_text: 

.DEP:ARTATENroF TuE.ARmy
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HEADQUARTERS, Is
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3d BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM, .1F;ARKO
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FMWAftp OPERATING BASE
BAGHDAD.
APO AE 09324-2942
APZN-B1343 26 September'2003
MEMORA•DIJM POR Commander, .l Armored Division
SUBJECT: Evaluation of Job Performance of ILT
opm
1.
Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to recommend that ILT
resign under honorable conditions in lieu of general courts martial. 4"lw be offered the opportunity to \-7
2. DiseuSSiOn.
A. 1 LT En¦mos.
WOrkod for the­
for-2 months upon arriving to the unitinDetober of 2002 before goingdown to become a Tank Platoon Leader in A/1;1 3. During that
periVaned was nothing short ofphenomenal. Aftot,evatoatfogbiaoiiitioi I was able to eve 1LT lab 'asks which I normally reserved
for a
captain in the operations office: These tasks :included preparation .ofthe Battalion's QTB
-;organization
of-the training calendar which featured preparation. for a NTC rotation, as Well
other-as multipleoperational tasks. -AS:e.4tPWIY-cettIltdA0OliecifeeeItO .:hetAtetiOt; he completed all of the tasks assigned
to him at an .exeMplary
.
level*Peet0 ei''0MeetS -.With-MOitiMe)T.ets of experience. : Duringthe entiretime
he worked for me, .1 LT' 'mot w4the-COnsummate professional and an excellent performer.
B. After being moveil from his position as Tank Platoon Leader pending the

, of the legal actions
Which are currently being considered, 1LT .
was reassi lipitetbOlhebattaliOn operations cell. Despite :the external 'pfesaures of titOinipendinglegataCtionS i :ILT.
4;3-continued to perform -at :a superior level.
knoWinghisseapahilitieSi linitnediatelY.nsSigned.thirn as the Battalion 1240 to brigade where he has
6(004 He completed A
all his duties as LNO while simultaneously acting as a TOC Old and organizingthe entire Battalion FPS program (including the training/emplacing of guards, management of their pay,
and eventual TOA of seVeral
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sites with different iministerial representatives). -Hellas never let his legalcondition get in the way of hisProfeaaionalian:aSAVell as exemplary jObpeiforinance. N(7
3.
Conclusion. 1 do not deny that 1LT '111111 made krnistaite in his actions involving the Iraqi prisoner.
However, based
working forme, Ion the professionalism he has always displayed in 'fulfilling :all of hia military responsibilities Whiledo whole heartedly believe that this was an isolated incident. I therefore recommend that:1LT
be offered the opportunity to resign under honorable conditions in lieu of general courts martial.
4. The POC for the above is the undersigned at DNVT masa
MN, AR Operations Officer
C08161
DOD 006792

Doc_nid: 
3417
Doc_type_num: 
63