Schmidt-Furlow Report Enclosure 25: Summarized Witness Statement

Summarized witness statement of a Second Lieutenant stationed at Guantanamo between February and November 2003. When asked about various allegations of abuse, the 2LT states that they had no personal knowledge of abuse or the specific allegations in question. However, the 2LT states that they did hear, while at Fort Huachuca "Tiger Team University” for interrogators, that certain interrogation techniques were employed. One such episode involved a female interrogator who reportedly touched a detainee on the shoulder and knee, then leaned in close to the detainee's face, and whispered comments or questions in his ear. Also the use of load music and yelling at detainees as a "Fear Up Harsh" approach were standard techniques. The interview summary is incomplete and it is apparent that additional pages exist.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Wednesday, June 14, 2006

SUMMARIZED WITNESS STATEMENT OF 2LT b)(6) who was interviewed on 23
March 2005 at Moon Hall, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. MAJ!(b)(6) 2LTkb)(E?)
counsel, was also present for this interview. Her statement was substantially as follows:

I was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO) from 14 February 2003 to 22 November
2003. At the time I was assigned to/working for the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) as the .
NCOIC ofthe Gulf States Team and later an interrogator for the Special Projects Team.

During the co'ifrse ofthe interview I was asked about what I knew about detainee abuse at
l Guantanamo. I was specifically asked about the following acts: Inappropriate use ofmilitary

.-:{ working dogs, inappropriate use ofduct tape, impersonation of or interference with FBI agents, inappropriate use of loud music andlor yelling, sleep deprivation, short-shackling, inappropriate use of extreme temperatures dwing interrogation, and inappropriate use ofsexual tension as an interrogation technique, to include use oflap dances and simulated menstrual fluids.
I have personal knowledge ofthe following:
I graduated from the 97E course at Fort Huachuca in 1992. Prior to deploying to JTF-GTMO, I completed a three-week "refresher course" at Fort Huachuca called "Tiger Team. University." Tiger Team UniverSity was split into two phases. The first phase, which was one week long, provided an overview of the Arabic culture and the Islamic terrorist network. The second phase, which lasted two weeks, was intended to provided the interrogators with specific scenarios and reinforce the approaches that were both approved and successful JTF-GTMO. Several ofthe instructors at Tiger Team University had personal experience interrogating detainees at 11F­GTMO.
I heard about the use offemale interrogators encroaching on a detainee's personal space while
attending Tiger Team University. A fonner JTF-GTMO instructor described how a "SOT
i(b)(6) Iused her gender, being a female, as an asset during interrogation sessions with a high value detainee. The instructor described howKb)(6) Itouched a detainee on the shoulder and knee, leaned in close ~o the detainee's face, and whispere~ comments or questions in his ear.
I am aware of an interrogato~ impersonating an FBI agent. ICb )(6)

~andloud music were both utilized in interrogations.i(b)(1)· I
IQill.!LJ I wouldn't characterize the music as "loud." There was a policy that music used in
interrogations couldn't hurt the detainee's ears. Yelling was a technique used in implementing
the "Fear Up Harsh" approach. The use of yelling was taught during the basic 97E course at Fort

I did not observe sleep deprivation used by interrogators..When I first arrived in OTMO, the
standing rule was a detainee couldn't be interroszated for "more than 20 hours in a row." MG