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 Captain/Chaplain with the Military Intelligence Unit states he was told not to get involved with the detainees in any way. He was aware of his responsibility to report abuse to chain of command. He also states he did all he could to provide religious services for detainees. Morale depends on location & how long the soldiers have been stationed there; not aware of any detainee abuse.

Monday, March 22, 2004
Sunday, October 30, 2005


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1. Are Detainees allowed to practice their religion? Is there a chaplain available to minister to the detainees? Is the chapla·in a Retained Personnel, US Forces chaplai[!, WCJ civilian? 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4 1) \ .;) _ A.
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2. What are your unit ministry team's responsibilities as part of the cadre for the detainees at this collection point I internment facility? (Looking for contraband .

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What are the procedures to bring local religious clergy members into the

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

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Has any service member speken with you about abusing detainees .or seeing detainees being abused? If yes, can yeu provide details without vielating yeur privilege information I cenfidentially status between you a,llf4Jhe service member? (We do net want names. (1.1, 1.2,·2.1, 4.1) .. : ...~ ..

How many times have you heard ab detainees being abused or mistreated? What did yeu hear? (1.1, . , 2.1,

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Have you made the C~ain of C~andaware ?f these allegatie.ns of abuse and have yeu seen the Chain .of C "mmand de anything abeut cerrectlng detainee abuse? (1.1, 1.2, 2. , .1)

What is yeur feeling en hew Detainees are being treated? No standard. Personnel observations and feeIiE.9.s.(1.1 1.2,2.1,4.1). IJ j . '11 I A

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9. What de you perceive as the missien ofyeur unit? Describe the importance of yeur role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude conc~unitmission a'ldJheirlole). r; p ~ .
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11. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier morale. Has it changed or evolved since you have been in Theater? (Identifies Soldier's perception of the chain of command and S.oldier attit~de. Does t~e Soldier feel sup orted? Do Sold~e~,feel _ -hJ the Command ca::,::? Ar:., they 9~ttlL.lear gUld;n~e~) _. ~_ ..-c:,x.....~,

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ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel) The text of Article 31 provides as follows a. No person subject to this chapter may compel any person to incriminate himself or to answer any questions the answer to which may tend to incriminate him. b. No person subject to this chapter may interrogate or~request any statement from an accused or a person suspected of an offense without first informjng him of the nature of the accusation and advising him that he does not have to make any statement regarding the 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 the statement or evidence is not material to the issue and may tend to degrade him. d. No statemellt obtained from 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 court­martial. (1.2, 1.6)
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I am (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 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, murder). 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 against you 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 ~he 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 during this interview. If you decide to answ~r questions, you may stop the questioning at anytime. Do you understand your rights? Do you want a lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you willing to answer questions?
Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard)_· _______________

Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional state prior to and after these

incidents? (Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mood, attitude, stress, retaliation, preemption, family crisis) __________________
Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when &what was done? What would you have done? (Identifies compliance, procedure, timeliness, Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.). (1.2, 1.6) ______

How could the incident have been prevented? (Identifies root cause and perceived solution) (No applicable standard) .

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.}_________________

What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and command climate of your unit? (Identifies perceived solution.)_________