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

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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.

Sunday, March 28, 2004
Friday, July 29, 2005

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Duty Position How Long in Job
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How long have you been in Country
What medical requirements in support of the detainee program were identified in the
medical annexes of relevant. OPLANs, OPORDs, and other contingency planning
documents? What identified requirements were actually allocated? What procedures
were specified in these documents? (Collect theater/local policies, SOPs, etc) (1.1,

1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
What training, specific to detainee medical operations, did you receive prior to this deployment? What training have you received during this deployment? (1.4)
3. What are the minimum medical care and field sanitation standards for collection points/internment facilities? What have you observed when detainees are received at collection points/internment facilities? (Describe the process) (1.2, 1.4, 1.8
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do you do with the results of the inspections? Are the appropriate commanders taking the necessary actions to correct the shortcomings noted • dr., during your monthly medical inspections Have you observed any recurring
deficiencies during your inspections? btain copies of past inspection reports) (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 2.1, 4.
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5. How do you ensure that each unit has a field sanitation team and all necessary field sanitation supplies? What PVNTMED personnel are assigned to MP units responsible for deters on (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 4.1)
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How are detainees initially evaluated (screened) and treated for medical conditions (same as US)? Who performs the screening? What do you do if a detainee is suspected of having a communicable disease (isolated)? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

How often do you or your staff conduct routine medical inspections (examinations) of detainees? What does the medical evaluation consist of? What is the purpose of the medical examination? How are the results recorded/reported? (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.7, 2.1, 4.1)

Does every internment facility have an infirmary? If not, why not? How do detainees request medical care? What are the major reasons detainees require medical care? Have any detainees been denied medical treatment or has medical attention been delayed? If so, why? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8, 2.1, 4.1)

How do detainees obtain personal hygiene products? (1.1, 1.2, 1.8, 4.1)


What are the procedures for the transfer of custody of detainees to/from the
infirmary for medical treatment? How is security maintained when a detainee is
transferred to a medical facility? (Database, form, etc) (1.1, 1.2, 1.7,

What are the procedures for repatriation of sick and wounded detainees? Who is eligible for repatriation based on a medical condition? How do you interact with the Mixed Medical Commission (EPW/RP only)? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

Who maintains medical records of detainees-? How are these maintained and

accessed? What is kept in the medical record? Who collects, analyzes, reports, and responds to detainee DNBI data? (1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 4.1)
13. What are the standards for detainee working conditions? Who monitors and enforces them? Who administers the safety program? What is included in the safety program? How does a detainee apply for work-related disability compensation? (1.1,1.2, 1.7, 4.1)
How are retained medical personnel identified? What special conditions apply to them? How are they employed in the care of detainees? How are they certified as proficient? Who supervises them? (1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 4.1)

What measures are taken to protect US personnel from contracting diseases
carried, by detainees? Who monitors/enforces these procedures? (1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7,


16. What kind of stress counseling do you provide to Soldiers/Guards of detainees?
(1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
What are the procedures if a detainee in U.S. custody dies? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)

What do you perceive to be doctrinal medical shortcomings pertaining to detainee
operations? How would you fix/incorporate into updated doctrine/accomplish
differently? Does the current force structure of the Medical/MS/SP -Corps. support the
successful accomplishment of detainee operations? What are the shortcomings, and
how do we fix the problem at the Army level? (1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1)


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19. If you noticed any markings and/or injuries on a detainee that might lead you to
believe the detainee was being abused, what would you do with the information? Do
your subordinates know the reporting procedures if they observe or become aware of a
detainee being abused? (1.1, 1.2, 1.6, 4.1) (Serious Incident Report/Commander's
Inquiry, etc) „

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Overall, how do you feel detainees are being treated at the infirmary, collection points and/or detention facilities? What systemic weaknesses have you identified? No • standard. Personal observations. (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)

What AARs or lessons learned have you written or received regarding detainee
operations? Can I get a copy? (preferably on disk). (2.2)

What do you perceive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of your
role in that mission. (Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitude oncerning LTit
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23. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in Theater.
(Identify physical and psychological im 'act on Soldier's attitude). (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7). c •."t--fl.•
24. 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 Soldier attitude. Does the Soldier feel supported? Do S • Idlers fee the C. mand carps? Are they getting clear guidance?) . -. Mg
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25. Are you aware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit?
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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 informing 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 statement 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 court-
martial. (1.2, 1.6)

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 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 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 willing to answer questions?
26. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the.incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard)


27. 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)
28. 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)

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

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30. Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that t
leaders and Soldiers how to recognize and resolve combat stress.. Pe

31. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress? (Identifies perceived solution.) — afsfj--va...4 — ?

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