Site terms and conditions
Conditions: Given your individual equipment, assigned weapon, an interpreter (when available), the rules of engagement (ROE) or rules for the use of force (RUF),
the unit standard operating procedures (SOPs), cloth, and orders to guard already segregated detainees.
Standards: Guard the detainees by maintaining accountability and control, ensuring that the detainees remain silent and segregated. Protect detainees from abuse
and harm. Follow the ROE/RUF during escape attempts. Correct and report inappropriate treatment and detainee noncompliance to your supervisor.
NOTE: Always maintain positive control and accountability of the detainees.
1. Ensure that your weapons are functional, loaded, and prepared for use, if needed.
2. Position yourself and stay alert.
NOTE: If a detainee has not already been searched and restrained, notify your supervisor.
a. Remain close enough to maintain positive control, but far enough away to allow defensive reaction time.
b. Face the detainees, observe everything in their line of sight, and report all incidents, to your supervisor.
c. Ensure that you understand mutually-supported sectors of fire, communications, and battle drills when positioned with others. If you do not, ask your
supervisor for clarification.
d. Observe and report detainee behavior. For example—
(1) The detainee speaks fluent English during a medical exam, but feigns no knowledge of English whatsoever during interrogation.
(2) The detainee demonstrates leadership by providing instructions to other detainees.
NOTE: This passive intelligence collection is critical during law enforcement, medical, and intelligence processing.
3. Ensure that detainees remain silent.
a. Do not speak to detainees unless providing orders and/or instructions. Use an interpreter if available. Answer necessary questions, but do not answer
personal questions or questions that may compromise or hinder the mission.
b. Attempt to stop unauthorized communication with other detainees using language (using an interpreter) and/or signals if a detainee attempts it.
c. Report the individuals to your supervisor if they continue and segregate or muffle them (with an item to prevent speech or out cry without causing injury, such
as cloth) as appropriate according to unit SOPs and your supervisor's instructions.
(1) Muffle the detainees using a soft, clean cloth stretched across the mouth and around the back of the head.
(2) Do not place items in their mouths, hood them, or use tape or other adhesives.
(3) Do not harm the detainees or affect their ability to breathe.
(4) Check the detainees periodically to ensure that they are not harmed.
(5) Muffle the detainees only for as long as needed.
4. Ensure that detainees remain segregated. If a detainee attempts to move out of a designated area or advances on a guard—
a. Attempt to use language (an interpreter) or hand signals to stop the behavior.
b. React according to published ROE/RUF and notify your supervisor if the detainee continues.
5. Safeguard the detainees.
a. Correct, report, and document incidents of inhumane treatment, abuse, or inappropriate conditions.
NOTE: Acts and or omissions that constitute inhumane treatment are violations of the law of armed conflict, and as such must be corrected immediately. Simply
reporting violations is insufficient. If a violation is ongoing, every Soldier has an obligation to stop the violation as well as report it.
b. Report any allegations or observation of abuse to your supervisor.
c. Protect detainees from combat hazards and conflict with each other. Protect detainees from the civilian populace, public curiosity, improper treatment or care,
and any emergency situation according to the unit SOPs.
d. Protect women and children from any form of sexual abuse or harassment.
e. Do not videotape or photograph detainees except for administrative purposes (for example, documenting in personnel, intelligence, investigative, or medical
6. Respond to escape attempts.
a. React to an escape according to rehearsed battle drills and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
(1) Allow the Soldiers and/or guards closest to the escapee to recover him.
(2) Remain focused on the detainees if you are not involved in the recovery of the escape.
CAUTION: THE REMAINING DETAINEES WILL ATTEMPT TO EXPLOIT AN ESCAPE, AS THEY WILL WITH ANY DISRUPTION.
b. Adhere to local ROE/RUF.
c. Maintain situational awareness.
d. Apply the minimum level of force to regain control of detainees. Do not fire on detainees still contained within the wire.
e. Segregate those who attempt escape to prevent a reoccurrence and their influence on other detainees.
f. Assess escapes thoroughly to prevent future occurrences.
g. Follow the ROE/RUF (normally the following). Use an interpreter, if available.
(1) Order detainees to halt in their native languages, when possible. Repeat the order twice (for a total of three "Halt" commands) if a detainee does not stop
after the first order.
(2) If the detainee stops by the third order—
( a) Allow the Soldiers closest to the escapee to recover the detainee.
( b) Maintain security.
(3) If the detainee does not stop—
( a) Use the minimum force necessary to prevent escape and recapture an escapee. Use of an individual weapon is a last resort.
( b) Allow Soldiers closest to the escapee to recover the escapee and maintain security.
CAUTION: IF A DETAINEE IS SHOT OR WOUNDED, ENSURE THAT PROPER MEDICAL ATTENTION IS PROVIDED.
Evaluation Preparation: Setup: Provide the Soldier with three or more personnel to act as detainees and a situation which requires them to be guarded.
Brief Soldier: Tell the Soldier the detainees have been searched and that he is to guard the detainees and that he is to take action based on what the detainees do
or on the situation presented. Brief the personnel acting as detainees on what they are to do and to follow the instructions of the Soldier guarding them.
Performance Measures GO NO-GO
1. Ensured that his weapon was functional, loaded, and prepared. —— ——
2. Positioned himself and stayed alert. —— ——
3. Ensured that detainees remained silent. —— ——
4. Ensured that detainees remained segregated. —— ——
5. Safeguarded the detainees. —— ——
6. Responded to escape attempts IAW ROE/RUF. —— ——
Evaluation Guidance: Score the Soldier GO if all measures are passed (P). Score the Soldier a NO-GO if any measure is failed (F). If the Soldier fails any measure,
show him how to do it correctly.
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