29 palms combat arms survey: Would you fire on US citizens?

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 Dan

The following COMBAT ARMS SURVEY was sent to Geoff Metcalf by a U.S. Marine, with a (non-anonymous) note explaining that the survey was given May 10, 1994, at the Twenty-nine Palms (CA) Marine base, to a number of Marines from different units which had participated in either: Operation “Just Cause,” “Desert Storm” or “Restore Hope.”


JOINT SERVICES TRAINING COMBAT ARMS SURVEY

This questionnaire is to gather data concerning the attitudes of combat trained personnel with regard to non-traditional missions. All responses are confidential and official.

Write your answers directly on the form. In Part II, place an “X” in the space provided for your response.

Date:_____________

Part A (Confidential when filled in)

Part 1. Demographics.

1. Branch of Service:
Army [ ] USAF [ ] Navy [ ] Marines [ ] ANG [ ] NG [ ] USCG [ ] Other:[________]

2. Pay Grade: (E-6, O-4, etc): [_____________]

3. MOS, AFSC or Specialty Code and Description: [_____________]

4. Highest level of education: Less than 12 [ ] 13 [ ] 14 [ ] 15 [ ] 16 [ ] More than 16 [ ]

5. How many months did you serve in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield? [___]

6. How many months did you serve in Somalia? [___]

7. Where did you spend most of your childhood? City: [____] County: [____] State: [____]
Part II. Attitude.

[Strongly Disagree] [Disagree] [Agree] [Strongly Agree] [No Opinion]

Do you feel that U.S. combat troops should be used within the U.S. and bordering countries for any of the following missions?

8. Drug enforcement [SD D A SA NO]

9. Disaster relief – e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes [SD D A SA NO]

10. Security at national events – e.g. Olympic Games, Super Bowl [SD D A SA NO]

11. Environmental disaster clean-up including toxic and nuclear [SD D A SA NO]

12. Substitute teachers and school workers in public schools [SD D A SA NO]

13. Community assistance programs – e.g. landscaping, environmental clean-up, road repair, animal control [SD D A SA NO]

14. Federal and State prison guards and auxiliary police [SD D A SA NO]

15. National emergency police force/international security force [SD D A SA NO]

16. Advisors to SWAT units, the FBI, or the BATF [SD D A SA NO]

17. Border Patrol – e.g. prevention of entry of illegal aliens into U.S. territory [SD D A SA NO]

18. Drug enforcement and interdiction [SD D A SA NO]

19. Disaster relief in bordering countries – e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes, etc. [SD D A SA NO]

20. Environmental disaster clean-up in bordering countries including toxic and nuclear. [SD D A SA NO]

21. Peace keeping and local law enforcement and internal security forces [SD D A SA NO]

22. National building – reconstruct civil governments, develop public school system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc. [SD D A SA NO]

23. Humanitarian relief – e.g. food and medical supplies, temporary housing and clothing and domestic care [SD D A SA NO]
Do you feel that U.S. combat troops should be used in other countries, under command of non-U.S. officers appointed by the U.N. for any of the following missions?

24. Drug enforcement. [SD D A SA NO]

25. Disaster relief – e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes [SD D A SA NO]

26. Environmental disaster clean-up including toxic and nuclear [SD D A SA NO]

27. Peace keeping including local law enforcement and internal security forces [SD D A SA NO]

28. Nation building – reconstruct civil government, develop public school system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc. [SD D A SA NO]

29. Humanitarian relief – e.g. food and medical supplies, temporary housing and clothing and domestic care [SD D A SA NO]

30. Police action – e.g. Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm but serving under non-U.S.officers [SD D A SA NO]

31. The U.S. runs a field training exercise. U.N. combat troops should be allowed to serve in U.S. combat units during these exercises under U.S. command and control [SD D A SA NO]

32. The U.N. runs a field training exercise. U.S. combat troops under U.S. command and control should serve in U.N. combat units during these exercises [SD D A SA NO]

33. The U.N. runs a field training exercise. U. S. combat troops should serve under U.N. command and control [SD D A SA NO]

34. U.S. combat troops should participate in U.N.missions as long as the U.S. has full command and control. [SD D A SA NO]

35. U.S. combat troops should participate in U.N. missions under U.N. command and control [SD D A SA NO]

36. U.S. combat troops should be commanded by U.N. officers and non-commissioned officers at battalion, wing and company levels while performing U.N. missions. [SD D A SA NO]

37. It would make no difference to me to have U.N. soldiers as members of my team. [SD D A SA NO]

38. It would make no difference to me to take orders from a U.N. company or squadron commander. [SD D A SA NO]

39. I feel the President of the U.S. has the authority to pass his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief to the U.N. Secretary General. [SD D A SA NO]

40. I feel there is no conflict between my oath of office and serving as a U.N. soldier. [SD D A SA NO]

41. I feel my unit’s combat effectiveness would not be affected by performing humanitarian and peace keeping missions for the U.N. [SD D A SA NO]

42. I feel a designated unit of U.S. combat soldiers should be permanently assigned to the command and control of the U.N. [SD D A SA NO]

43. I would be willing to volunteer for assignment to a U.S. combat unit under a U.N. commander. [SD D A SA NO]

44. I would like U.N. member countries, including the U.S., to give the U.N. all the soldiers necessary to maintain world peace. [SD D A SA NO]
45. I would swear to the following oath: [SD D A SA NO]

“I am a United Nations fighting person. I serve in the forces which maintain world peace and every nation’s way of life. I swear and affirm to support and defend the Charter of the United Nations and I am prepared to give my life in its defense.”

46. The U.S. government declares a ban on the possession, sale, transportation, and transfer of all non-approved firearms. A 30-day amnesty period is established for these firearms to be turned over to the local authorities. At the end of this period, a number of irregular citizen groups and defiant individuals refuse to turn over their firearms to authority. Consider the following statement: [SD D A SA NO]

“I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the United States government.”



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