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

DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers 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.

Wednesday, March 24, 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 detainees? Is the chaplain a Retained Personnel, US Forces chaplain, or a civilian? 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
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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 / internment facility? (Looking for contraband . the detainee might have hidden in their Koran?) (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
• 3. What are the procedures to bring local religious clergy members into the collection point or facility to help ministry to detainees?
4. Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees? (1.1, 1.2, 4.1)
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5. Has any service member spoken with you about abusing detainees or seeing detainees being abused? If yes, can you provide details without violating your privilege information / confidentially status between you and the service
member? (We do not want names). (1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 4.1)
6. How many times have you heard about detainees being abused or mistreated? What did you hear? (1.1, 1.2, 2.1,
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.
9. What do you perCeive as the mission of your unit? Describe the importance of
(Insight to the Soldier's understanding and attitud
your role in that mission.
conce ng unit mission and their role).
10. Describe your working environment and living conditions since being in1.3, 1.4,
hysical and psychological impact on Soldier's attitude). ( 1.2 , Theater. (Identify p9
1.5, 1.6, 1.7)

. Has it changed or
11. Describe the unit command climate and Soldier moraerceptio9the
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(Identifies S
r feel supported? Do Soldiers feel
evolved since you have been in Theater?
the Soldie
chain of command and Soldier attitude. Does

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ware of any incidences of detainee or other abuse in your unit •
12. Are you a
ADVISEMENT OF RIGHTS (For military personnel)
questions the answer to which may tend to
The text of Articl 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
accused or suspected, and that any statement made by him may be used
ter mayperson subject to this chap
offense of which he is accu N tribunal if the
as evidence against him in a trial by court-martial. c. idence before any military the issue and may tend to degrade him. d. No statement
compel any person to make a material to or produce ev
statement or evidence is not maeri

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-
(1.2, 1.6)

(grade, if any, and name), a member of the (DAIG). I am part of I amI
a team inspecting detainee operations, this is not a criminal investigation. I -
causes me to am reading you your rights because of a statement you madepecify
suspect that you may have committed you offense, i.e. aggravated assault, assault, murder). Under Article 31,ment have the right to remain silent, that is, say nothing at all. Any state you make, oral or written, may be used as evidence against you in a trial by
. You have
courts-martial or in other judicial or administrative

esent during th is
the right to consult a lawyer and to have a lawyer pr . In
interview. You have the right to military legal counsel free of charge

f your own addition to military counsel, you are entitled to civilian col o choosing, at your own expense. You may request a lawyer at any time .
cide to answer questions, you may stop the
during this interview. If you de u understand your rights? Do you want a
questioning at any time. Do you

lawyer? (If the answer is yes, cease all questions at this point). Are you
willing to answer questions?
13. Describe what you understand happened leading up to and during the
incident(s) of abuse. (No applicable standard)

after these
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14. Describe Soldier morale, feelings and emotional attude,9stress ,
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(Identifies unit and Soldier morale, atmosphere, mo9
retaliation, preemption, family crisis)
15. Was this incident reported to the chain of command? How, when & what was
(Identifies compliance, p
done? What would you have done? (1.2, 1.6)
Soldier perception of action taken and effect on unit morale.)
(Identifies root cause and
16.How could the incident have been prevented?
perceived solution) (No applicable standard)

17. Describe any unit training or other programs that you are aware of that teach t stress
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18. What measures are in place to boost morale or to relieve stress?
perceived solution.
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19. What measures could the command enact to improve the morale and
(Identifies perceived solution.) I
command climate of your unit?
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