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.

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


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1. 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 conduct Detainee Operations for this rotation? What are your unit's strengths and weaknesses? (1.1, 1.2, 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 protect -d against all acts of violence to include public curiosity.
2. What is your ROE? How were you 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 ROE for their
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3. Describe the in-processing for Detainees at this Collection Point? How do you communicate with the detainees? 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, where do they go, and how are they transported? Where do you store Detainees' confiscated personal affects (if any) and how are they accounted for? (1.2, 1.5, 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.; AR 190-8, para 2-1, Initial actions upon capture. AR 190-8, para 2-2, Evacuation and Care of EPW and RP.)

4. 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 4police, a judge advocate, or an Inspector General.)
5. 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.)
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