STAND TO!

Edition: Fri, March 18, 2005
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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The Army is implementing lessons learned from the war on terror into training for all Soldiers, not just MPs...it will have more of a focus on values, ethics, leadership, the law of war and the Geneva Conventions.

Col Peter Champagne
Army Deputy Provost Marshal

TODAY'S FOCUS

DETAINEE OPERATIONS UPDATE

- One allegation of abuse is too many. About a million Soldiers have deployed in support of OEF/OIF, with more than seventy-thousand detainees handled. There have been over 300 criminal investigations (less than .5%) with more than 100 people held accountable for misconduct.

- Almost all investigations result from a military member seeing something believed to be wrong, and a chain of command that orders an investigation.

- Reported cases of detainee abuse since Apr 04 have declined by nearly 80%.

- The Army has clearly defined MI/MP roles in respect to detainee and interrogation operations. No confusion exists.

- Since Abu Ghraib, the ratio of detainees to guards has been reduced from 1:75 to 1:8.

- Army schools have expanded their training on detainee operations, to include adapting the POI for detainee ops at the US Army Military Police School, Military Intelligence School, and Medical School.

- The Army has trained hundreds in other services in detainee operations techniques, including extensive training on OGA relationships before deploying in support of detainee operations.

- The Army will continue to operate within the law while ensuring interrogators have the tools they need to be successful in a very fluid operational environment.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

The FY06 Colonel, Army Competitive Category, Command
Selection Board Results were released Mar. 17. Click here to see the list.

SOCIAL NETWORKING

Army-sponsored driver and 2004 NHRA Top Fuel Dragster Points Champion Tony Schumacher, continues his defense of his Second Points Championship at the NHRA Drag Racing "Gator Nationals," Mar. 18-20 in Gainesville, Fla.

Army-sponsored NASCAR Driver Joe Nemechek, continues his quest for a second Top-20 season at the NASCAR "Golden Corral 500," Mar. 20 in Atlanta. Learn more about Army Racing at www.army.mil/racing.

Army-sponsored cowboys and bull riders compete in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association competition Mar. 18-20 in Houston.

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