Emails between DOD Officials re: Army responsibilities for enemy prisoner of war and detainee operations

Emails reference three request for information documents. The attached documents discuss the U.S. Army's role and responsibilities for enemy prisoner of war and detainees.

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Monday, May 17, 2004
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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From: MAJ PMG C
Sent: onda , Ma 17, 2004 7:55 AM
To: r PMG-c‘91(61-1-
Subject: FW: RFI fo Sat 15 May 04

Attachments: RFI Tasker (320th MP BN-372nd MP Co) 14 May 04.doc; RFI Tasking #13 Task 4a1 14 May 04.doc; RFI Tasking #13 Task 4b 14 May 04.doc
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Sent:-Friday, May 14, 2004 6:17 PM
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Cc:-Ryder, Donald 3 MG PMG
Subject:-RFI fo Sat 15 May 04

Sir, here are the 3 PMG RFI's..11111, I have made the changes and thx for the great work. v/ralt
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1 OPMG Document

INFORMATION PAPER

DAPM-MPD-ND 14 MAY 2004
SUBJECT: 320th Military Police Battalion and 372 nd Military Police Company
1.
Purpose: Provide information pertaining to 320 th Military Police Battalion and 372nd Military Police Company

2.
Facts on the 320 th Military Police Battalion:

a. Unit is located in Ashley, PA -C6)(.0

b. Current commander is LTC4/01101M. Incoming (6)(6)-1-commander is LTC1.11111/11. Change of command is 04 JUN 04.
c.
Unit Mobilization date was 10 FEB 03.

d.
148 personnel deployed to Iraq

e.
Unit DeMobilization date was 25 MAR 04.

3. Facts on the 372 nd MP CO:
a.
Unit is located in Cu-erland, MD.

b.
Commander is CPT-Okol6) -

c.
Unit Mobilization date was 24 FEB 03.

d.
MTOE authorized 180 personnel, and there were 180 personnel on hand at the mobilization station.

e.
170 personnel deployed with 2 additional personnel deploying at a later date for a total of 172.

i. 15 soldiers have redeployed for administrative, medical and other reasons.
ii. 34 soldiers have redeployed and REFRADed because they met their two (2) year mobilization requirement.

f.
Arrival date in theater was 14 MAY 03

g.
176 PAX were extended 120 days on 15 APR 04 for a total of 475 days.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Tasking Summary #13, DTG 140800MAY04
Task #4a. Are there any reports on 01F? If so, when and how frequent? If not, should
we initiate reports to ASD/SOLIC?

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Answer #4a. Each of the three (3) camps in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) that
issues Internment Serial Numbers (ISNs), utilizes the Detainee Reporting System (DRS).
The data from each of these camps is uploaded daily to the National Detainee Reporting
Center (NDRC), and subsequently loaded into the NDRC DRS database.

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The NDRC provides the ICRC weekly OIF data on EPW/Cl/RP via uploads to the ICRC extranet. There are five (5) reports for each OIF camp:

I. New ISN' s in camp since last report
2.
Release and Repatriations since last report

3.
Transferred since last report

4.
Escapes since last report

5.
Deaths since last report

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The NDRC currently submits a daily Detainee Summary Report and monthly GTMO Population Reports to ASD-SO/LIC for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The NDRC has not received reporting requirements for. OIF, but has notified ASD-SO/LIC ,

.any information or reports, as required by AR-190-8, --I that we are ready to provide concerning EPW/CI status.
CO-11111PMG @h da.arm .s.mil.mil 00(0-7-MG Donald Ryder, PMG
(U) Take-Away/Discussion Points
•• Army provides daily and monthly reports to ASD-SO/LIC for OEF se Army reports OIF data weekly to the ICRC es Army has the capability to provide information to ASD-SO/LIC for OIF
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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Tasking Summary #13, DTG 140800MAY04
Task #4b. Delineate all executive agent responsibilities (specified tasks) IAW 190-8 and
identify what the Army is supposed to do, what we did, and when we did it.

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Answer #4b.
Executive Agent Responsibilities:

a. The Secretaries of the Military Departments:
(1) Develop internal policies and procedures consistent with this regulation in support of the Department of Defense (DOD), EPW/CI and other detainee programs. (2)-Ensure-that-appropriate training, as required pursuant -to-DOD Directive 5100.77 is provided so that the principles of the Geneva Conventions, and the rights and obligations there under, are known by members of their service.
-(3) Ensure that suspected or alleged violations of the international law of war are promptly reported and investigated per DOD Directive 5100.77.
(4) Conduct a periodic review of the EPW, CI and RP Program and training to ensure compliance with the law of war.
b.
The Secretary of the Army (SA). The Secretary of the Army is the. DOD Executive Agent (EA) for administering the DOD EPW, CI and RP Program. The SA, in coordination with the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (ASD-SO/LIC), will plan and develop the policy and coordinate the operation of the programs.

c.
HQDA responsibility for EPW, CI and RP programs was transferred to the Provost Marshal General (PMG) from the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans (DCSOPS) per General Order NO. 9, 26 September 2003. It states, "Among the responsibilities of the PMG are—[e]xercising HQDA responsibility for Enemy Prisoner of War and Detainee operations." As such, the PMG provides Department of the Army (HQDA) staff responsibility to:

(1)
Develop and disseminate policy guidance for the treatment, care, accountability, legal status, and processing of EPW, CI, RP,. and ODs.

(2)
Report suspected or alleged violations of law committed by or against military personnel or civilians.

(3)
Provide HQDA staff supervision for the National Detainee Reporting Center (formerly the National Prisoner of War Information Center).

(4)
Develop plans for the initial assignment and replacement of block internment serial numbers (ISNs) from the NDRC to the TDRC and for the assignment of the theater code section of the ISN.

(5)
Provide necessary reports, coordination, technical advice, and staff

assistance to: (a)The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). (b)The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).
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(c)The military departments.
(d) Unified commands.
(e)Department of State and other Federal agencies.
(f)The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
(g)Protecting powers.

d.
The Army Judge Advocate General (TJAG). The TJAG will provide HQDA
guidance and advice to commanders on the legal aspects of the EPW, CI and RP
program.

(1)
Conduct liaison in coordination with the ASD-SO/LIC, the Department of State, the Department of Justice, and other Federal agencies; the JCS; the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA); the military departments; the ICRC; the Protecting Powers; and other detaining powers, as required.

(2)
Provide advice and assistance to commanders on legal aspects of reported violations by EPW, CI, RP, and ODs.

(3)
Provide theater guidelines for any EPW, CI and RP claims against the

U.S. Government.
(4) Provide guidance regarding GPW Article 5 Tribunals.

e.
Deputy Chief of. Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG). The DCSLOG will ensure
logistical resources are available to support EPW operations.

f.
The:Assistant Secretary of the Army Financial Management (ASA-FM&C).

The ASA-FM&C will establish the policies and procedures governing .
; entitlement, control

and accounting for pay, allowances, and personal funds for
EPW, CI, RP, and ODs per the provisions of the GPW and GC.

(U) Timeline of executive agent actions:
a.
21DEC01 - DAMO-ODL received activation notice from ASD/ISA.

b.
06JANO2 - USECDEF authorizes SECARMY to assume the responsibility for
activating the National•Detainee Reporting. Center (NDRC) to collect, store
and process information on Detainees in regards to Operation Enduring
Freedom

c.
07JANO2 - NDRC cell mobilized.

d.
17JANO2 - ASD SO/LIC assumes responsibility for overall development,
coordination, approval and promulgation of major DoD policies and plans
related to persons detained in association with Global War on Terrorism.

e.
26SEP03 — PMG assumes responsibility for exercising HQDA responsibility
for Enemy Prisoner of War and Detainee operations.

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(Ti) Take-Away/Discussion Points

SA, in coordination with ASD-ISA, will plan and develop the policy and
coordinate the operation of the programs.


07JANO2 NDRC cell mobilized.


17JANO2 ASD SO/LIC assumes responsibility for overall development, coordination, approval and promulgation of major DoD policies and plans related to persons detained in association with Global War on Terrorism.

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