DOD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain on Detainee Treatment and Rules of Engagement

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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Chaplain answers questions about detainee operations.

Friday, March 26, 2004
Friday, July 29, 2005

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1. Are Detainees allowed to practice their religion? Is there a chaplain
available to minister to the detaines? Is he chaplain a Retained Personnel, US

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2. What are your unit ministry team's responsibilities as part of the
for contraband
the detainees at this collection point I internment facility? (Looking

2.1, 4.1)
the detainee might have hidden in their Koran?) (1.1, 1.2,
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What are the procedures to bring local religious clergy members into the
collection point or facility to help ministry to detainees?

Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of

detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
-service member spoken with you about abusing detainees or
nd withoutvioleating
Has any seeing
5. detainees being abuse d? If yes, can you provide details servic
your privilege information / confidentially status between you a member? (We do not want names). (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
you heard about detainees being abused or
6. How many times have y
1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
mistreated? What did you hear? (

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

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9. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude
e in that mission.
your role

concerning unit mission and their role).
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10. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in
(Identify physical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4,
1.5, 1.6, 1.7)
11. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or
(Identifies Soldier's perception of the
evolved since you have been in Theater?
chain of command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do Soldiers feel
the Command cares? Are they gettingear guidance?) 1-0wAd
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12. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit
ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel)
subject to this chapter may compel any
•. a: No personThe text of Article 31 provides as follows
incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to him. b. No person subject to this chapter may interrogate or request any statement
person to incriminate
or a person sus thatdoes not havee to make any statement regarding the
from an accused ade by him may be used
ected, and that any statement m

or susp No person subject to this chapter may
offense of which he is accused .c. ry tribunal if the
court-martial...militaryas evidence against him in a trial by
compel any person to make a statement or produce evidence before any
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,
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 team inspecting detainee operations, this is not a criminal investigation. I
I am. 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, rnurder). 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 againstu 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
cof our own
addition to mary counsel, you are entitled to civilian unset of y
a your own expense. You may req uest 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
choosing, t
willing to answer questions?
13. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the

(No applicable standard)
incident(s) of abuse.

Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to and after these (Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress,
14. incidents?
retaliation, preemption, family crisis)
15. Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was
entifies compliance, procedure, timeliness, (Id
(1.2, 1.6)
done? What would you have done?
Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.)

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

16. standard)
perceived solution) (No applicable 4A)bAlf4"/` 42 Lika.

17. Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach
ders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress. lea
18. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?
perceived solution.)
19. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and
(Identifieserceived solution.)
command climate of your unit?