Emails between James Helmly and DOD Officials re: Military police identified in Military General Antonio Taguba's report

Email includes an executive summary entitled "Adverse Action taken against MP leaders identified in MG Taguba's Report of Investigation." The summary discusses Major General Antonio Taguba's report, which recommended a series of disciplinary and administrative actions against Army personnel involved in detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib.

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Email
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Monday, August 2, 2004
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Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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affiralli-LTC SJA

From: LTC USARC SJA
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 5:23 PM
To: LTC USARC SJA
Cc: TCh USARC SJA
Subject: FW: MP leaders identified in MG Taguba's Report
hOri inal Messa eh From: LTC USARC SJA Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 5:22 PM To: Iml James LTG OCAR-ZX) Cc: COL (OCAR-ZX);41111111.11.PCOL USARC SJA Subject: MP leaders i entified in MG Tag a s epo
LTG Helmly:
Sir, this responds to your direction on Saturday to the SJA that we prepare an EXSUM for you on the above subject. The attached EXSUM and enclosure summarize what our office knows regarding any actions taken against the MP leaders identified in MGiliara's report. We will provide you with updates as soon as we learn of any other significant information. COL hhas reviewed these documents.
At present, we are unable to determine the anticipated REFRAD dates for the returning members of the 372d MP Co. since individual Soldiers may make varied choices as to whether they will take or sell back their accrued leave upon unit demobilization and return to home station. We will provide you with this information as soon as it is learned. We are also preparing summaries of the known facts (contained within MG Taguba's report, various other Soldier statements, etc.) relating to individual Soldiers to aid your decisions once these Soldiers return to your jurisdiction.
V/R LTC US Armyleglimmand OSJA, Ft. McPherson, GA Duty Phone: DSN: 367 Fax: (404) Home Phone

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5/3/2005

DOD-048901

(UNCLASS IFIED)
2 August 2004
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
(U) Adverse Action taken against MP leaders identified in MG Taguba's Report of Investigation
Open testimony before Congress confirmed that MG Taguba recommended a series of disciplinary and administrative actions against many Soldiers and leaders he identified in his AR 15-6 report of investigation into detainee abuse at the Baghdad Central Confinement Facility at Abu Ghraib, Iraq. LTG McKiernan approved this report subject to the following exception:
"...Recommendations in this investigation regarding proposed adverse administrative or punitive action...should be decided on a case-by-case basis. Individual commanders responsible for...good order and discipline...should independently review...this investigation before deciding on appropriate disciplinary or administrative action against individual Soldiers."
Our office's best information as to follow up to MG Taguba's recommendations regarding the MP Leaders identified in his report is attached.
LTC MN / AFRC-JAM / 464M Approved for Release: h
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MG Taguba's Recommendations regarding 1VIP Leaders Identified in his Report of Investigation
BG Janis Karpinski (Cdr, 800th MP Bde): Recommended she be relieved from command and
receive a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR). LTG McKiernan directed OMPF
filing of a general officer memorandum of admonishment just before she departed theater in APR 04.
No other adverse action until the Commander, USARC suspended her from command upon her
subsequent REFRAD. Final decision regarding relief pending from Commander, USARC.
LTC. Cdr, 320th MP Bn): Recommended for relief from command, GOMOR, and removal from t e L (0-6) promotion list. BG Karpinski had previously directed local filing of a GOMOR she issued in NOV 03 for matters unrelated to detainee abuse. BG Karpinski suspended LTC 1111111Freportedly at the direction of LTG Sanchez) on 17 JAN 04. HRC-St. Louis has confirmed that he has been removed from the COL promotion list. He has also reportedly retired since being REFRAD. No information received regarding any other action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
MAJ.(S-3, 320th MP Bn): Recommended for relief and GOMOR. BG Karpinski
directed local filing of GOMOR she issued in NOV 03 for matters unrelated to detainee abuse. LTG
issued GOMOR in MAY 03 for matters unrelated to detainee abuse. He returned GOMOR
to AJhand did not direct it be filed. No information received regarding any action in
response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
CPT.(Cdr, 372d MP Co): Recommended for relief and GOMOR. BG Karpinski suspended him from command (reportedly at the direction of LTG Sanchez) on 18 Jan 04. Suspension was lifted shortly after LTG McKiernan approved with exceptions MG Taguba's report in APR 04. CPTfillresumed command since APR 04. We have yet to identify who restored him to command. No in ormation received regarding any other action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
1LT 11111111 (Plt Ldr, 372d MP Co): Recommended for relief and GOMOR. No information received regarding any action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
SGM.(OPNS SGM, 320th MP Bn): Recommended for relief and GOMOR. No information received regarding any other adverse action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations. Had previously received several General Officer letters of concern (filed locally) for matters unrelated to detainee abuse. No information received regarding any action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
1SG.(372d MP Co): Recommended for relief and GOMOR. BG Karpinski suspended him (reportedly at the direction of LTG Sanchez) on 19 JAN 04. Suspension was lifted shortly after LTG McKiernan approved with exceptions MG Taguba's report in APR 04. Resumed duties as 1SG in Apr 04. We have yet to identify who restored him to duty. No information received regarding any other action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
SFCh (Plt Sgt, 372d MP Co): Recommended for relief, GOMOR, and UCMJ action. No information received regarding any action in response to MG Taguba's recommendations.
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