Army Memo re: Operational Memorandum 007-04, Documentation and Utilization of ISN Numbers within CID ROI's

This document is a memo to file for the Criminal Investigation Division to establish a policy concerning the entering aliases or other names used to identify individuals within the ROI. The memo states “Aliases are not restricted to names and will include other unique identification numbers such as internment serial number's (ISN). The documentation of detained personnel within theaters of operation as subjects and victims of ROI's has caused the need for standardization of documenting the ISN as a valid form of identification. The ISN is a unique identification number assigned to each Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW), Retained Person (RP) and Civilian Internee (CI) taken into custody of the U.S. Armed Forces.”

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Friday, August 13, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, April 4, 2005
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
U. S. ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
6010 6m STREET FORT BELVOIR, VIRGINIA 22060-5506
REPLY TO
ATTENTION OF

CIOP-COP-POO 13 August 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Operational Memorandum 007-04, Documentation and Utilization of ISN Numbers within CID ROI's.
References:
a.
AR 190-8, Enemy Prisoners of War, Retained Personnel, Civilian Internees and Other Detainees, 1 October 1997

b.
CID Regulation 195-1, Criminal Investigation Operational Procedures, 15 June 2004, paragraph 7-12k(11).

2.
This memorandum is effective immediately. The above CID reference relates to entering aliases or other names used to identify individuals within the ROI. Aliases are not restricted to names and will include other unique identification numbers such as internment serial number's (ISN).

3.
The documentation of detained personnel within theaters of operation as subjects and victims of ROI's has caused the need for standardization of documenting the ISN as a valid form of identification. The ISN is a unique identification number assigned to each Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW), Retained Person (RP) and Civilian Internee (CI) taken into custody of the U.S. Armed Forces. CID Agents will reflect the complete ISN for detained personnel within the title portion of the ROI IAW the above reference.

4.
The ISN will consist of three components, with the first two coniponents separated by a dash as follows:

a.
First Component. The first component will contain five characters. The first two will be the alpha-characters "US". The third character will be either the alpha or numeric designation for the command/theater under which the EPW, RP or CI came into the custody of the U.S. The fourth and fifth positions are alpha-characters designating the EPW, RP or CI country designation.

b.
Second Component. The second component is a six character numeric identifier. These numbers will be assigned consecutively to all EPW, RP and CI processed through ISN assigning organizations. The branch PWIC will assign blocks of numbers to ISN assigning organization/elements in the supported theater.

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CIOP-COP-OP Operational Memorandum 007-04, Documentation and Utilization of ISN Numbers
within CID ROI's.
c. Third component. The third component will consist of an acronym identifying the classification of the individual: Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW), Retained Person (RP), or Civilian Internee (CI), respectively. Should an individual that was initially classified as an EPW later determined to be a medically or religiously qualified retained person, the classification maybe changed to "RP" with the approval of the EPW command/brigade. Example: The first EPW processed by an ISN assigning organization in a theater designated as "9" and whose country was designated by "AB" will be assigned the following ISN: US9AB-000001-EPW.
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6. The POC for HQUSACIDC Policy Branch is CVV3IMPIN/WANIFAMPDSN 656-or e-mail:MOOMPbelvoir.arrny.mil. (Policy Tasker 0072.
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FOR THE COMMANDER:
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GS Deputy Chief of Staff, G3 Colonel, GS
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