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SUBJECT: Army Regulation CAR) 1~-6 Investigation into Alleged Abuse of'Detaineea at Joint
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1. Enclosed for yout mview is a copy of the.AR 15-6 investigation recently conducted into
allegations mised to the Inspector General of the Dep~t of Defense by'Lieutonant Colonel .
Colby C. VQkey, USMC t on 4 Ootob~ 2006.

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a.. Appointment. GEN" Bantz J. Craddock, COII1II1ander, United States Southem Corom and ~~'I'
(UssournCOM), appointed me tho' AJmy Regulation (AR) 15-6 inv~tiga1ing off1cer on 13 .:..'
October 2006 to examine the allBgations lllftde. in a SWOill affidaVit by Sgt Heat1J.or Ceryeny
USMC (Tab A), and dete.tmi.ne if any Joint Task Force-Guautao.amo (ITF-G'IMO) personnel
violated the UCMJ, U.S. laws. or Do directives ab B). After RDML HanyB. Harris,
Commander. fIF-GTMO) all
ITF-GT.M:O SJA. received furtbeT
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2.· S~ of Events, This report is di"rided into three parts to ItiDlrn.tely :l:'eflect the expansion
of fuel, iIIvestigll.tion OV6I time with Part 1 focUsing on I'hMe evemts slttt'omding tho investigation.

into Sgt Cerveny's af.Ii.da."ri.t; Part 2 focusing on tboso events WIroUl1ding the statement preseIJ.ted
by RDML HaIrisj and, Part 3 focusing on those e.wnts S1lmlUnding the JTF-GTMO Joint
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added a COYer letter, and fOLW'arded..the packe~ tl;) the DoD Inspector General aG) requ~g a
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(c) a. female who works in intelligence by the name or nickname

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a m~r.of th~ Jbinr ~erik Group (JIG).

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wed. the three pcn:rmneJ. who
stillloeated. a.t GNO.
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ere 'both 8CCl.1sed by Sgt Cerveny ofbtagging abOut abusing the detainees, and tnetefore.
, . were .'lUBP~ ofviolating the UCMJ. AccOrdingly, ~oi to cpes~
, adnsoo both· ot them. of their rights (Tabg F aiui G). A:ff:N I tead
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d'tci coo ernieftilly. ausWerlliyqueStions. apdJ:I18kri S\Y9m written.
sb$emeIits (TaB!'; B IUld I)
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. rights. because I had previouSiy
detennin.ed that he was tJ.Qt suspected of any wrong
g. Despite the fact. that Sgt Cerveny ,
accuse~fbragging about tampering with .detainee mail, which is a vi.ol~
1l0vD I'IJld US law, I ruled out tho ossibili 'Of
ilgdoing based on my intmriew
(Tab L)~ In summary. the detainee mail
w. having direct contact with any detainee mail.
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Sgt Cerveny, and receiving their swam stateme:Q,ts, it was apparent that their reco11eCtioQS of the
:eight of 23 September 2006. and early moming hours ef24 September 2006 ~
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an!L as previously stated., had departed OlMO on 30 September 2006. prior to Sgt cerveny
making her statement These are pertioent;facts with :regard to COnobomtiOD of itatemm~
between the; potential suspects. and witnesses. I found no evidence of collaboration between the
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and J;Ue until they artiv~ for their interviews. Bach individual was
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of Sailors :who wew qrngging abOut abusing det.9in:~es. ~
as bragging about beating detainees. She id~tified_

as a guard in . . . . ---- - - 5 ~ 6 who bra.gged !Woot ~smg ~s, (Nate: The
NEGB. w~ responsible foX Ounps·213' Wld 4. The Ar;my gUard elePle.ut w~,
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stating that ev~one was drinkj:ng. S:Qe states she had one drink. and thlJt no' one ~QWoo signs
of being mtoxicated. After about an howwitb them.. she sWes that she told ~ 'that ~
wOIked for a detainee defense attorney, whereupon, ~verycme in the group, got quiet.

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.Although there ne some minor incoJ)sistencies between the statements of these four
in ~1
I ~hich I a.ttribute .to C9!LSUID.ption of alcohol affecting tQeir memories. ~ stat~nts
'ofthese SailorG are fairly cori~imnt. All individuals admit to being in the Windjammer on tb.e
e-vening of 23 Septem.t>eI 2006, and to b' in the 00
of S Cerve:n. All individuals
were drinking alcohol. except for
Based on the prepondetaJlce of eVl nee. I b eve
following occuned: AlJ. ~onnel
previously identified were present at t:he Windjs.mm.er late on the evening of 23 Septembet' 2006•
. at approximately 2300. The WmdjamI:lJ.f(r is an iill-batlds clob. a:nd the personnel present W~
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could recall the names or identitic:s of my other individuals
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tiine. he ma.d~ the. statements. With regards to
' . ca.ted that b,e was a
good Sailor who did his job. and had not been in any trnubw BiDce then- anivaI. at GTMO.
However
owledged that. while training at
prior to t:b..cir unitts
azriviU at GTMO
. eked a detainee role pla~ for calling him. 3. raci.al slur. _
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by the guard force. I also found that the chain of command fully understiUlW and appreciates the
sqo..sltivities involved iu their mission. and I fOlmd the chain of, COlJ1I!Land properly snperviBes
tlieir subordina:tes in the acc0nll?lishment of said miBsioIl.
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In.vesliga1;iom om~ fQ~ any teooro involving eith
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.~·yool~~fnO repqrted allegaUOl;l of ~a~~01j°.a~
mVCllv.m
ab S . Likewise, the JDG Jnvest:ig~ offioo
f.01I4ld no ~ li.stii;l.g either
a suspect in aQY all~gati.on of
detainee abuse (Tab 1). U!stly. teque~t a IeVlew ofthe records m-aintained by the ]~t
Me
or any record of detainee abuse duringthe time period
~served as guards (No'vew.ber 2005 t1n:oughDeceniber
2006). 'The lJ'rfG Comm..ander fouud no rcpmted dotainul a.buse CaBc.s or records of d_ee
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Finding 1: There is insufficient evidence let substantiate
abuse or otl1.er :mi,l;treatment of detainees b
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structured procedures and oversight at rtF-OlMO. a n
factd
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the responsibility of the JDG.
Fmding 4: The JDG chain of cO:JIlID..and. specifically the NHGB chain of
coo:rca.and. fully und.e.Tstands thdI role in !l..Ccomplisbing this very E1cIIBitive w.i.ssiOll. and the
chain. of COIIl.IIlB.nd pioyjdes proper leadership 8D.d oversight to ensure an env.i.ronment that
adheres to the most stringent standards.

Findin 5: The current practice within the NBqB to
is llot conducive to teamwork and camara.dorie, an~ is not
C1ent an e ect1ve use of manpower.

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a. perceived history of COlltention between. the mtecrogators and the guard force, III decided to
make u ~ o nto·a.dmittingto making np the story in de!eusf; of all detainee
escorts~"tated ~as never witnessed any type of abuse
between guards and detaine~s.

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Finding 6: There is msufficien.t evidence to substantiate the allegations raised. in
-mail to RDML Ranis of detainee abuse by the guard fo!C!?-

Fmdiug 7 _ w . o n s t m t e d poor judgment in telling a sto:cy.
knew to be false; about a VWf sensitive subject.
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lID:MLB:~. andbis
subsOCIuentmemoran_
to provide an recentre1
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COIllplaints milde by the, d.etainees to their iIlterrogators. Based q
. ' tile
no PlOYided a 16-pagc summ.ary with complllints dating baA to J\UlC
~~laiD.ts
were all from Camp?J3, Blocks M, N~ O. P, Q. ap.d,.S~ Ircviewed, the ()omplamu ~ ~;De
t:1;Le ~oed of gua!d abuse of detainees and I contBCted ~ JDG 1n,v~stigatiOD$O~ whoo~
ptirpose is to" inVeStigate these types of allegatiOIlS~ At fuc; roo InvesiigatiOllil ~ i ~ with,
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it'lXlIUOO !:!:om (JDG. nG. JMG, etc. the all~ arion is forwarded to the. JDO Commanw.J: who
after review of the a1k;gatioD.

JDG Investigation.Office's record.!: showed fro:ro. J1lnythrough October 2006, 14 ~vestigations
W~ conducted into
of abuse, of which c¢e wa.s sub&tantl.atcd. The mbstanti,ated
allegation involved an
guard in Camp 5 who 1fi;reateDed to beat a ~ (no phyri~
contact involved). The guard was sUbs~:tly punished by his chain of command. Wbi1e an
allegation similar to the aIlegation that_took a. del:lU.uee's head llJld slammed it into tb", cell
block was raised, it involved. a. diffel;lmt guard. There were no substantiated allegations of abuse
in Camps
or. which the NEGB is responsible. I review~ tim TIG summary
provided p
d compared it to the JOG IIlvestigation Office's records. and I
determined tho camp
ts on the nG Summary either did not rise to the levcl Qf Bll allegation
reqUiring inYemgatioD.. had already betk investigated and found _bstantia1Cd, or were' ,~':I
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. and follow the propet ;J;eporting proccdures.
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Recommendation 1: I recomme'lld no action be taken llgBiDs

receive a ~r of

Recommendation 3: I recommend
coun&eling'fumI:~ ~ate SUperv:LsOl; D~g ~

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the Commanding Of$cel\ Naval Station Gmm.tanamo, ensure that the t'party bus" is. a properly
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