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. A JAG Captain states that "ROE [rule of engagement] is self defense, encourages soldiers to solve situations at lowest level of force necessary".

Sunday, February 22, 2004
Sunday, October 30, 2005


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1. Can you tell me what basic publications that you use to get doctrine and standards for Detainee Operations? Describe the basic principles of detainee operations and how you are applying them during this rotation. (1.1, 1.4) (AR 190-8, DoD Directive 5100.77, 1949
Geneva Convention, FM 3-19.40 I/R Operations are the basic/primary sources for doctrine and standards.)

2. Describe the in processing for Detainees at this Collection Point? How are they subdued and by what means are they transported to the Collection Point? How long do Detainees typically stay here? How are they out-processed and where do they go? How are they transported to the permanent internment facility? (1.2, 1.5) (AR 190-8, para 2-1, Initial actions upon capture. AR 190-8, para 2-2, Evacuation and Care of EPW and RP.)
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3. What logistical suppr do you receive to run this Collection Point? What are your resource shortfalls to run this operation? (1.5) (AR 190-8 para 1-4 g (2), Should include:
transportation, subsistence, personal, organizational and NBC clothing and equipment items, mail collection and distribution, laundry and bath.)
4. Describe how you are able to maintain the security and safeguarding of Detainees at this Collection Point. (Do you require outside assistance for the guard/security force)(1.1, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8) (AR 190-8, para 6-10, Measures needed to maintain discipline and security
will be set up in each camp and rigidly enforced. Offensive acts against discipline will be dealt with promptly.)

Where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) and how are they accounted for? (Are they tagged with DD Form 2745)? (1.2, 1.8) (AR 190-8, para 2-1, a. (1) (b) (c), All equipment, documents, and personal property confiscation during the search must be
tagged and administratively accounted for by the capturing unit. DD Form 2745, Part C is attached to the property confiscated from the Detainee, so that it may later be matched to that Detainee.)

What is your ROE? How were you and your Soldiers trained on ROE and how do you sustain this training? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4)
(FM 3-19.40, para 10-9, 10-10, Appendix B, B-6 thru B-9, ROE considerations are discussed. Soldiers study and train in the use of ROE and discuss the ROEfor their mission.)
What standards were used in setting up this Collection Point? What SOP do you use to set up and operate a site such as this? Is this part of your TACSOP? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4)
8. What type of Detainee Operations training did you take part in prior to this rotation at Home Station?
(Did this include Level B Law of War and treatment of Detainees training.)?
How did Home Station Training prepare you to condyi ct Detainee Operations for this rotation? What are your unit's strengths and weaknesses? (1.1, 1.4)
(AR 350-1 para 4-14 c (2) and table G-1 Refresher training, dated 9 April 2003), Level B training is conducted in units for officers, warrant officers, NCOs and enlisted personnel commensurate with the missions of the unit. AR 190-8 para 1-5 (4) (C), DOD Directive 5100.77, All prisoners will receive humane treatment and that the following acts are prohibited murder, torture, corporal punishment, mutilation, taking of hostages, sensory deprivation, collective punishments, execution without trial by proper authority, and all cruel and degrading treatment. Prisoners will be protected against all acts of
violence to include public curiosity.
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9. Have you ever witnessed a unit/Soldier abusing a detainee (role player) (Either Active/Physical or PassiveNerbal, etc.) during a scenario in a rotation (even if they were fooling around)? Describe the event and what action was taken (Reporting requirements--What are the procedures for reporting them)? (1.1, 1.2,) (AR 190-8 para 3-6, theft of allowed personnel effects, insults, public curiosity DoD Directive 5100-77, dated 9 Dec,
AR 190-40 para 2-1, Military and civilian personnel assigned to or accompanying a DoD Component
know that they shall report reportable incidents through their chain of command and that such reports
also may also be made through other channels, such as the military police, a judge advocate, or an
Inspector General.)
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10. What have you observed concerning the interrogation of Detainees? Who interrogated and what were their MOSs? What are your responsibilities regarding the interrogation of Detainees? What do you do if "Other Government Agencies" (OGA request to interrogate your detainees? Have you and your Soldiers been trained on this? (1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6) (AR 190-8, para 2-1.a. (1) (d).) Prisoners may be interrogated in the
combat zone. The use of physical or mental torture or any coercion to compel prisoners to provide information is prohibited. Interrogations will normally be performed by intelligence or counterintelligence personae )
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11. Why did your unit pick this particular site to place a Collection Point? Has this site been inspected by someone other than your unit (BDE or Higher)? What were the results? (1.7) (Ask Last, Not Critical.) (AR 190-8, para 3-2, b., Prisoners will not normally be
interned in unhealthy areas, or where the climate proves to be injurious to them, and will be removed as soon as possible to a more favorable climate.)