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

DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their 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.

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

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tions me what basic publications you use for Detainee Opera Describe the basic principles of detainee
1. Can you
(doctrine and standards)?
operations and how you are applying them? (1.1, 4.1) ( k•l"

1.8, 4.1)
2. What standards were used in establishing this facility? (1.1, 1.2,
3. What procedures do you have in place to ensure Soldiers and leader
understand the use of force and rules of engagement for the intermentality

(1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6,
4. How did you prepare yourself and your junior leaders to become familiar
with and understand the applicable regulations, OPORD/FRAGOs, directives,
international laws and administrative procedures to operate an UR facility? (1.1,

1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 4.1
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5. How did Home Station/Mo Site Training prepare you to conduct Detainee
b training have you and your Soldiers received to Operations at this facility? What
ensure your knowledge of DO is IAW the Geneva Convention and DoD/Army
(Did this include Law of War and treatment of Detainees training.)?
(1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 4.1)

.6. Describe the training the guard force received to prepare them for their

duties. (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
for Detainee Operations or trainingr unit last conduct this
7. How does your unit conduct sustainment
When did you
training for newly assigned personnel?

training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.1)
e of the basic operation, of the camp relating to detainees'ersonnel, feeding sanitation, etc?
8. Describe
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Where do you maintain copies of the Geneva Convention around the •
facility? (Is it posted in the detainee's home language within the facilities)?

nationality, language, rank, and sex?
Are camps segregating Detainees by

How ate captured Medical personnel and Chaplains being used in the
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What provisions are in place for the receipt and distribution of "E.reciN-ftik
camps?. uk
Detainee corresPondencelmail? Are the daily food rations sufficient
detainees in good healthiAre ty and variety.
.to keep being
quantity or quali ensure a
hygiene items and needed clothing be supplied to the
personal hygien

Detainees'? Are the conditions within the camp sanitary enough to
clean and healthy environment free from disease and epidemi s? Is there

(1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
an infirmary located within the camP?
9. How are you organized to handle the different categories of personnel
How abou female Detainees?
t (EPW, Cl, OD, females, JVs, and refuges)? in a separate site for sick or
How and where do you house them? Do you mainta
wounded Detainees? If so where is it and how do your unit maintain the security and safeguard g of Detainees there? (1.1, 1.2, 1•8, 2.1, 3.1)
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10. Describe the procedures you use when you inprocess a detapee.
PW tag; where do you
Forces Apprehension Form, two sworn statements, and how are they
f any)
store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (i How is evidence
accounted for (are they tagged with DD Form 2745)?
tagged? What procedures are in pldce to dispose of captured enemy

How is the transfer of Detainees handled between supplies and equipment?) (1.1, 1.2, 1.8, 4.1)
different services and Other Governmental Organizations? Lk i
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11. Where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) and
(1.2, 1.8)
(Are they tagg with DD Form 2745)?
how are they accounted for?
12. What are the procedures for the interrogation/questioning of Detainees?
(1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
nees from the
13. What are the procedures for the transfer of custody of he detainee is
MP/Guard personnel to Military Intelligence personnel? When
(what info is passed on to
returned to the guard force, what procedures occur?
the Guard Force (type of reward?)?•••Observation report, paper trail audit)
(1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 4.1) L
14.What control measures do you use to maintain discipline and security in the
facility? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1)
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15. What MP units (guards, escort, detachments) do you have at your disposal
to operate and maintain this internment facility? Do you have any shortages?
How do these shortages impact your mission? What non-MP units are you using

to help operate this facility? Do you have any shortages? How do these
shortages impact your mission? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 2.1, 3.1)

kind of security lighting do you have that ensures you have a safe and

secure operation at night? How do you provide heat to detainees during the
winter? What fire prevention/safety measures do you have? (1.

Are you employing detainees for work? What are the General policy and procedures for the Employment and ComPensation of Detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

What type of Medical assets are present in support of medical treatment of

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detainees? (1.1, 1. 2.1
What kind of stress' counseling do you provide to Soldiers/Guards? (1.1, 1.2, 2:1,
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Are Detainees allowed to practice their religion? Is there a chaplain available to minister to the detainees? Is the chaplain a Retained Personnel, US Forces, or a civilian? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)


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 U.S. Military Controlled Detention Facilities--12 hours is the standard)? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8)

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Describe how the unit plans and procures logistical support to include:
transportation, subsistence, organizational, and NBC clothing and equipment
items, mail collection and distribution, laundry; and bath equipment ISO DO.
What logistical support do you receive to run this Facility? What types of

supplies is greater in-demand for the unit during detainee operations? What are
your shortfalls (1.1, 1.2,1.4, 1.5)

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How do the Detainees receive fresh water (Bottled water or Lister bag)?
(1.1, 1.2, 1.8)

23. What personnel or equipment USR shortages are affecting your ability to
perform detainee operations? (1.3, 1.5, 17, 2.1, 3.1)
Operations and how would you fix/incorporate into updated doctrine/accomplish
differently? How about Force Structure to ensure Detainee Operations can be
sfull accomplished? What are the shortcomings and how do we fix the
succes y

problem at the Army-level? (1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 4.1)
25. What are the proced res if an EPW or RP in U.S. custody dies? (1.1, 1.2,
e regarding
lessons learned have you wen or receiv d
ritt on disk) (2.1, 2.2)
26. What AARs or
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detainee operations? . Can I get.
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are of our requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of
. 27. Are you aw
detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

28. Do your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a Detainee being abused? (1.2
you take if a subordinate reported to you an incident of
29. What steps would
1.2, 4.1
alleged Detainee abuse? (
an incident of alleged Detainee abuse reportDo you feel you can freely
outside Command channels (IG, C
31. What procedures do you have to report suspected detainee abuse (IG, CID, Next Level Commander) (1.2, 1.6, 4.1)
in lace for Detainees to report alleged abuse? (1.2, 32• What procedures are p 1.6, 4.1)
34. What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude
of your role in that mission.

unit mission and their role)
35. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in
Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1. ,
psychological impact on So'
Theater. (Identify physical and
• 1.5, 1.6, 1.7) \.-. •
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Has it changed or
36. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. perception the
ce you have been in Theater? r feel supported? Do Soldiers feel
evolved sin
chain of command and Soldier attitude. Does the Soldie)
the Command cares? Are they getting clear guidance?

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37.Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit

ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel)
of Article 31 provides as follows a. No person subject to this chapter may compel any
any questions the answer to which may tend to
The text
chapter may interrogate or request any statementperson to incriminate himself or to answerthis incriminate him. b. No person subject to
from an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informing him of the nature of

advising him that he does not have to me an statement regarding the
the accusation and

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 themen

d. No statet
statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him.
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-
obtained from
(1.2, 1.6)

DAIG). I am part
(grade, if any, and name), a member of the ( 1665

ing detainee operations, this is not a criminal investigation. I
I am.
a team inspect.

causes me to
am reading you your rights because of a statement you ma depeci
(Spec suspect that you may have committed
i.e. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article 31, you
statement have the right to remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any
used as evidence against you in a trial by ake oral or written, may be ceedingsg this have
you m , .
courts-martial or in other judicial or administrative t r in
the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer pres
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

you may stop theto answer questions, y t aduring this interview. If you decide.
questioning at any time. Do you understand your rights? Do you wany
lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are ou

willing to answer questions?
38. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the
(No applicable standard)

incident(s) of abuse.
after thesestate prior to and
39. Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional tress,

(Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmospher, mood, attitude, s
• incidents?

retaliation, preemption, family crisis)
t was
How, when & wha
Was this incident reported to the chain of command? , p ess, (Identifies compliance
done? What would you have done? (1.2, 1.6

Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.)
41. How could the incident have been prevented? perceived solution) (No applicable standard) (Identifies root cause and
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Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress. )

What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies

perceived solution.
he morale and
44. What measures could the command enact to improve t

(Identifies perceived sol
command climate of your unit?
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