Which DA PAM covers the Geneva Convention?
What documents must POWs be allowed to keep upon capture?
DA PAM 27-1
They may keep their identity cards and personal papers.
What publication governs the rights and obligations for POWs under the Geneva Convention?
How many nations were initially represented at the first drafting of the Geneva Convention?
DA PAM 27-25
There are four (4) international agreements that were written at the same time dealing with the treatment of POWs. What are they known as?
True or False. The United States was the country where the Geneva Convention was written.
The Geneva Conventions for the Protection of War Victims.
False. It was written in Geneva, Switzerland.
When did the Geneva Convention come into force for the United States?
What is the maximum non-judicial punishment that may be imposed upon a POW for minor offenses?
February 2, 1955
Up to 30 days confinement, extra duties and deprivation of privileges for similar periods.
If no POW of commissioned officer rank is present in a prisoner group, how often and by what means do prisoners choose their spokesman or representative?
How many articles govern the Geneva Convention in relation to the treatment of POWs?
They are chosen by secret ballot every six months.
Name three (3) types of work that junior enlisted prisoners may be forced to perform as described in the Geneva Convention.
If captured, who are the only personnel that are not considered POWs?
1. Domestic services.
2. Commercial business, arts and crafts.
3. Public utility services.
4. Transport and handling of stores that are not of military reference.
5. Public works and construction
6. Industrial work connected with raw materials and manufacturing.
8. Administration, maintenance and installation of the camp.
All medical personnel and chaplains, who serve in or accompany the Armed Forces of the United States.
What is a capture card and what is it used for?
On what date, along with three (3) other international agreements were the Geneva Convention written?
A post card written by a POW informing their next of kin of their whereabouts and state of health.
August 12, 1949
As a POW, what is the only information you are required to give?
As POWs, what types of work may noncommissioned officers be required to perform?
Your name, age, rank and service number.
Supervisory work, but they may request other kinds of duty.
What does the Geneva Convention recognize as the main duty of a POW?
What disciplinary action will be enforced if a member of the U.S. Armed Forces deliberately violates the Geneva Convention?
To try to escape or aide others in escaping.
Trial by Court-Martial under UCMJ.
In 1785, a treaty was drafted with the Kingdom of Prussia and is considered the first agreement concerning wartime. Who was it drafted by and for what reason?
Under the Geneva Convention, who is the only one that may determine whether a person is entitled to be a POW or not?
It was drafted by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to improve treatment of POWs.
A "competent tribunal" of the capturing nation.
True or False. POWs are required to salute the enemy camp commander if he is not an officer.