Emails between Army Officers re: Military Police Detainee Operations Training Guidance Question

Email concerns updated Military police operations for handling detainees in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
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From LTC Sent: 111/1lior, 2004 9:03 AM To: FORSCOM DCSOPS TNG CAT Subject: FW: MP Detainee Ops Training Guidance Question
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Please incorporate into guidance
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From: Sent: -1 • 201,2:11 PM To: LCC/3A-FWD-C3 Cc: 0!0 C; FORSCOM DCSOPS TNG CAT
Subject: P Detainee O Trainin Guidance Question
Sir,
FORSCOM received a list of tasks for MP Detainee Ops training from COOlirst week that has three tasks that are not contained in the LTG McKiernan white paper. They are:

Escort Procedures within Detainee Operations


Meal Operations within Detainee Camps


Non-Lethal Capabilities during Disorder/Disturbances within Detainee Operations

•We have captured all the tasks listed in the LTG McKiernan white paper in our training guidance, but wanted to verify with you if you wanted the 3 additional tasks included as well.
COLMis TDY, and asked that this request for clarification be sent to you.
V/R
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Sent: Fri May 07, 2004 7:13 AM
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Subject: FW: MP Information Papers

0Original Message 0 From: Burns, Jr. Julian H. MG DCS G-3/5/7 Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 2:30 AM To: Louis W. BG ARMY G-3/DAMO-TRZ Weber (E-mail) Cc: Richard A. LTG Arm G-3 Cody (E-mail); James J LTG DAS Lovelace (E-mail); McNeill, Dan K. LTG-CMDGRP COL;0 - COL; Fred D MG Army G3/AOC Robinson (E-mail) Subject: MP I
Attached papers on 372nd MP CO, 320th MP BN and 800th MP BDE are provided per our discussion.

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AFKA-OP 6 May 2004 INFORMATION PAPER Subject: Mobilization and training outline for the 372d Military Police Company
1.
The 372d Military Police Company is home stationed at Cumberland, Maryland as part of the 99th Regional Readiness Command (U.S. Army Reserve). They were directed to mobilize in serial 187B to support Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Combat Support Military Police Company, with expected deployment to Silopi, Turkey. The unit reported to their mobilization station at Fort Lee, Virginia on 27 February 2003. On 29 March 2003, FRAGO 5 to DEPORD 187B was issued redirecting the unit to Kuwait as a Combat Support Military Police Company.

2.
Mobilization Timeline:

a.
Alert Date: 06 January 20.03

b.
Mobilization Date: 24 February 2003

c.
Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 27 February 2003

d. Validation Date: 14 April 2003. Validated, by the Fort Lee mobilization station commander at T-1.
e.
Deployment Date: 13 May 2003

f.
Duty Date: 14 May 2003

3. The unit was required and authorized 180 soldiers.
a. Unit arrived at Fort Lee with 180 soldiers.
b.
Seventy-two of their soldiers had been assigned to the unit since their last annual training (AT).

c. Fifty-six of the remaining 108 soldiers had recently returned from a rotation on SFOR 10.

d.
Ten soldiers were found not medically fit and did not deploy with the unit; 2 later deployed and joined the unit, 6 have already been released from active duty and 2 remain at Fort Lee as Medical Holds (one soldier is being medically separated and will leave in 1-2 weeks; the second Soldier's Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) packet will go to the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) this week, will potentially be at Fort Lee for another 3-4 months).

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e.
Fifteen soldiers returned to Fort Lee during the deployment for administrative or medical reasons. Four have redeployed, one was given a Hardship Discharge (Chapter 6), nine were released from active duty and one remains at Fort Lee.

f.
Thirty-four soldiers have returned from theater under the 730 day rule and have been released from active duty.

4. Mobilization station activities at Fort Lee and Fort Picket.
a. While mobilized at Fort Lee, the unit completed Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP), which included Medical, Dental, Personnel, Finance, Legal, and Security. All of the units' equipment received a technical inspection and was brought to fully mission capable condition (FMC). All soldiers were issued the required organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) and Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST).
b. As required by Forces Command, post mobilization training consisted of:
(1) FY03 Common Task Training Tasks (CTT) for Skill Level 1-4
(2)
Individual Readiness Training (Cultural Awareness, Rules of Engagement (ROE), SAEDA, Media Awareness, and AT Level 1). The Rules of Engagement training included general information on the handling and treatment of prisoners.

(3)
NBC Tasks

(4)
First Aid Tasks

(5)
Theater Specific Individual Requirements Training (TSIRT) Briefings (Nine Line Medical Evacuation (Medevac), Depleted Uranium, Force Protection, etc.)

(6)
Weapons Qualification (Individual and Crew Served)

c.
Collective training consisted of:

(1)
Live Fire Exercise (M16/9MM)

(2)
Dismounted Combat Maneuver

(3)
Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) Training

d.
The unit continued to conduct training after validation for deployment and the shipment of their equipment, however those training records were maintained by the unit.

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AFKA-OP 6 May 2004
INFORMATION PAPER
Subject: Mobilization and Training Outline for the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 320th Military Police Battalion, Enemy Prisoner of War, Counterintelligence, Detachment 2
1.
The 320th Military Police Battalion, HHC, (EPW/CI), is home stationed at Ashley, Pennsylvania as part of the 800th Military Police Brigade and is subordinated to the 99th Regional Readiness Command (U.S. Army Reserve) in peacetime. Detachment 2 was directed to mobilize in serial 187B to support Operation Enduring Freedom as an Internment and Resettlement (IR) unit. Initial deployment duty location was identified as Tallil, Iraq. The unit reported to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 19 February 2003, validated on 11 March 2003 and deployed on 13 March 2003. The unit returned to Fort Dix on 18 March 2004, demobilized and returned to their home station on 24 March 2004.

2.
Mobilization Timeline:

a.
Alert Date: 1 January 2003

b.
Mobilization Date: 10 February 2003

c.
Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 19 February 2003

d. Validation Date: 11 March 2003. Validated by Fort Dix mobilization station commander at T-1.
e.
Deployment Date: 13 March 2003

f.
Duty Date: 14 March 2003

g.
Redeployment Date: 18 March 2004

3.
The unit was authorized 148 personnel. It was assigned 148 personnel. One soldier was placed on medical hold, three soldiers were placed on dental hold, and two additional soldiers were identified as nondeployable. The detachment deployed 142 soldiers.

4.
Mobilization station activities at Fort Dix:

a. While mobilized at Fort Dix, the unit completed Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP), which included Medical, Dental, Personnel, Finance, Legal, and Security. All of the units' equipment received a technical inspection and was brought to fully mission capable condition
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(FMC). All soldiers were issued the required organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) and Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST).
b. As required by Forces Command, post mobilization training consisted of:
(1) FY03 Common Task Training Tasks (CTT) for Skill Level 1-4
(2)
Individual Readiness Training (Cultural and Religious Awareness, Rules of Engagement (ROE), SAEDA, Media Awareness, and AT Level 1). The Rules of Engagement training included general information on the handling and treatment of prisoners.

(3)
NBC Tasks

(4)
First Aid Tasks

(5)
Theater Specific Individual Requirements Training (TSIRT) Briefings (Nine Line Medical Evacuation (Medevac), Depleted Uranium, Force Protection, etc.)

(6) Weapons Qualification (Individual and Crew Served)

c.
Collective Training. Records indicate that the unit trained on the following collective tasks:

(1)
Tactical Operations Center (TOC) Operations

(2)
Battle Staff Training

d.
Additionally records indicate that the unit was rated as a "P" in the following collective mission essential task list (METL) tasks upon arrival at the mobilization station.

(1)
Establish and sustain an internment and resettlement facility

(2)
Process and account for internees

(3)
Anti terrorist and force protection operations

e.
Due to theater requirements, the collective training of this unit was unusually compressed, with a total of 20 days available from arrival at the mobilization station to required validation date, including all soldier readiness processing (SRP) and individual and collective training.

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AFKA-OP 6 May 2004
INFORMATION PAPER
Subject: Mobilization and training outline for Detachment 3, Detachment 4, Detachment 6, Detachment 7, and Detachment 8 of the 800th Military Police Brigade
1.
The 800th Military Police Brigade (EPW) deployed five detachments in support of operation Enduring Freedom to perform the duties of command and control for internment and resettlement military police assets. Detachment (DET) 3, home stationed at Hempstead, New York, mobilized eleven (11) soldiers in serial 174 for duty in Arifjan, Kuwait. The element reported to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 05 January 2003. Detachment (DET) 4, home stationed at Hempstead, New York, mobilized three (3) soldiers in serial 177B1 to support Operation Enduring Freedom with duty in Arifj an, Kuwait. The unit reported to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 19 January 2003. Detachment (DET) 6, home stationed at Uniondale, New York, mobilized forty three (43) soldiers in serial 177B1 to support Operation Enduring Freedom with duty in Arifjan, Kuwait. The unit reported to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 19 January 2003. Detachment (DET) 7, home stationed at Hempstead, New York, mobilized twenty-one (21) soldiers in serial 187B to support Operation Enduring Freedom with duty in Tallil, Iraq. DET 7 reported to their mobilization station at Fort Dix, New Jersey on 21 January 2003. Detachment (DET) 8 consisted of one commander, home stationed at Hempstead, New York, that was mobilized on 21 May 2003 and processed through the CONUS Replacement Center at Fort Benning, Georgia. Detachment 8 was the Brigade Commander. The 800 Military Police Brigade is a peacetime subordinate unit of the 77th Regional Readiness Command (U.S. Army Reserve).

2.
Mobilization Timeline:

a. 800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 3
(1)
Alert Date: 14 December 2002

(2)
Mobilization Date: 02 January 2003

(3)
Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 05 January 2003

(4)
Validation Date: 15 January 2003. Validated by the Fort Dix mobilization station commander at T-1.

(5)
Deployment Date: 26 January 2003

(6)
Duty Date: 27 January 2003

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b. 800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 4
(1) Alert Date: 01 November 2001
(2) Mobilization Date: 16 January 2003
(3) Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 19 January 2003
(4) Validation Date: 27 January 2003. Validated by the Fort Dix mobilization station commander at T-1.
(5) Deployment Date: 20 February 2003
(6) Duty Date: 21 February 2003
c. 800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 6
(1) Alert Date: 01 November 2001
(2) Mobilization Date: 16 January 2003
(3) Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 19 January 2003
(4) Validation Date: 11 February 2003. Validated by the Fort Dix mobilization station commander at T-1.
(5) Deployment Date: 20 February 2003
(6) Duty Date: 21 February 2003
d. 800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 7
(1) Alert Date: 01 November 2001
(2) Mobilization Date: 10 February 2003
(3) Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 21 February 2003
(4) Validation Date: 04 June 2003. Validated by Fort Dix mobilization station
commander at T-2.

(5) Deployment Date: 08 June 2003
(6) Duty Date: 09 June 2003
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e. 800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 8
(1)
Alert Date:

(2)
Mobilization Date: 21 May 2003

(3)
Mobilization Station Arrival Date: 08 June 2003

(4)
Validation Date: 13 June 2003. Validated by the Fort Benning mobilization station commander. No "T" rating since individual mobilized at CRC.

(5)
Deployment Date: 18 June 2003

(6)
Duty Date: 19 June 2003

3. The unit manning requirements:
a.
800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 3--The unit was authorized 12 personnel. It was assigned 11 personnel. The detachment deployed 11 soldiers.

b.
800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 4--The unit was authorized 3 personnel. It was assigned 3 personnel. The detachment deployed 3 soldiers.

c.
800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 6--The unit was authorized 43 personnel. It was assigned 43 personnel. Three (3) were medical holds, pending medical review, and one soldier was non­deployable. The detachment deployed 39 soldiers.

d.
800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 7--The unit was authorized 24 personnel. It was assigned 25 personnel. Three (3) were medical holds, pending medical review, one soldier was non­deployable. The detachment deployed 21 soldiers.

e.
800th MP BDE (EPW) DET 8--The unit was authorized 1 Cdr. It was assigned and deployed 1 soldier.

4. Mobilization station activities at Fort Dix and Fort Benning:
a. Units mobilized at Fort Dix completed Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP), which included Medical, Dental, Personnel, Finance, Legal, and Security. All soldiers were issued the required organizational clothing and individual equipment (OCIE) and Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST).
b. As required by Forces Command, post mobilization training consisted of:
(1) Individual Readiness Training (Cultural and Religious Awareness, Rules of Engagement (ROE) and Rule for Use of Force (RUF), SAEDA, Media Awareness, and Anti
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terrorism (AT) Level 1, Reaction to indirect fire, Mine awareness, and Risk Management / Assessment).
(2)
NBC Tasks

(3)
First Aid Tasks / Combat Life Saver

(4)
Theater Specific Individual Requirements Training (TSIRT) Briefings

(5)
Weapons Qualification

c.
Mobilization of unit in small detachments did not support collective training of 800 th Military Police Brigade Headquarters.

d. The Commander processing through the CONUS replacement center at the Fort Benning was trained in the following tasks: Rules of Engagement, Protective Mask Fitting, Biological/Chemical Warfare Prevention & Protective Measures, Country Overview/Anti-Terrorism, Medical Threat Brief, Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction, Individual Weapons Qualification, Improvised Explosive Devices, Unexploded Ordnance, and Subversion and Espionage Directed against the Army (SAEDA)/Operations Security.
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