Schmidt-Furlow Report Enclosure 26: Memo re: Admonishment of Military Officer

Memo of admonishment to a military supervisor for "failure to accomplish supervisory duties" for his failure to ensure that only approved techniques were used in interrogations at Guantanamo. While the admonishment is merely an administrative remedy, the memo warns that "While I remain confident in your ability, rest assured, any repeated failures will be dealt with severely". The recipient elected to submit a response to the letter of admonishment.

Doc_type: 
Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, May 19, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Doc_text: 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
JOINT TASK FORCE GUANTANAMO
GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
APOAE09360

Kb)(1) Sec
JTF GTM4b)(2)
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~M~E~M~O~RA~N7D~~~b......6Ib)(3) 10 USC §13_0_Bc---:;;:----=--:-:-::-::----:-=--=-=-::--:-:--r' b)(1) Sec 1.4(a) i l'Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay. Cuba, APO AE 09360
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SUBJEcr: Memorandum of Admonishment
I. Kb)(1) Sec 1.4(a) u
!bE1l!eJ 1.4(c) l
Techniques were used in the interrog~ uerenot annotated or approved on the interrog!ltioD PIIW t'JP) As: tb..v... il6LJon duty that evening it was your responsibility to ensure that aU ~b)(1) Sec 1.4(a). !were completed as to the approved tp's.
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You are hereby admonished for your failure to accomplish supervisory duties. As an~b )(6) I have to be able to rely on you to ensW"e that the mission is accomplished correctly. If! lose that faith in your abilities, you lose any value to the mission. I sincerely hope that you usc this incident as a lea.miIlg tool and that this is a small blip ill an otherwise imc ~r. While I remain confident in your ability, rest assured, any repeated failures will be dealt with severely.

3.
This admonishment is imposed as an administrative measure and not punishment under Article 15. UCMJ. This memorandum is referred to you for acknowledgment and rebuttal, if any, to be provided within 72 hours of your receipt to myself. It is my intention to file this admonislunent in your local file where it wilJ remain for six months from the date ofthis notification or until you depart. whichever is sooner,

Kb)(6),b)(3) 10 USC §130B
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AR 15-6 GTMO Investigation
Exhibit oLlG. Exhibits

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DOD JUNE 844

000055767

JTF GTMdb)(2):
SUBJECT: Memorandum of Admonishment

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I. 1hereby acknowledge receipt oftbis admonishment on~b)(1) Sec 1.4(a)
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2. I have read. and understood the unfavorable infonnation contained. therein anct
a. fS..-Elect to submit a response.
1. _ EJectnot to submit a response.

3. I understand that if] wish to submit a response, I have 72 bouts from the date ofrccc:ipt in which to do so.
~)(6),b)(3) 10 USC 1306
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Doc_nid: 
4636
Doc_type_num: 
63