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