29 PALMS SURVEY
The following survey was given to U.S. Marines at the 29 Palms Marine Corps base
DD Form 3206 (Rev 2/96)
JOINT SERVICES TRAINING COMBAT ARMS SURVEY
Part A (Confidential when filled in)
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.
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:
Do you feel that U.S. combat troops should be used within the U.S. and bordering
countries for any of the following missions?
(Strongly Disagree) (Disagree) (Agree) (Strongly Agree) (No Opinion)
8. Drug enforcement
9. Disaster relief (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes)
10. Security at national events (e.g. Olympic Games, Super Bowl)
11. Environmental disaster clean-up including toxic and nuclear
12. Substitute teachers and school workers in public schools
13. Community assistance programs (e.g. landscaping, environmental clean-up,road
repair, animal control)
14. Federal and State prison guards and auxiliary police
15. National emergency police force/international security force
16. Advisors to SWAT units, the FBI, or the BATF
17. Border Patrol (e.g. prevention of entry of illegal aliens into U.S.
18. Drug enforcement and interdiction
19. Disaster relief in bordering countries (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires,
20. Environmental disaster clean-up in bordering countries including toxic and
21. Peace keeping and local law enforcement and internal security forces
22. National building (reconstruct civil governments, develop public school
system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc.)
23. Humanitarian relief (e.g. food and medical supplies, temporary housing and
clothing and domestic care).
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
24. Drug enforcement.
25. Disaster relief (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes)
26. Environmental disaster clean-up including toxic and nuclear.
27. Peace keeping including local law enforcement and internal security forces
28. National building (reconstruct civil government, develop public school
system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc.
29. Humanitarian relief (e.g. food and medical supplies, temporary housing and
clothing and domestic care)
30. Police action (e.g. Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm but serving under non-U.S.
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
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
33. The U.N. runs a field training exercise. U. S. combat troops should serve
under U.N. command and control.
34. U.S. combat troops should participate in U.N.missions as long as the U.S.
has full command and control.
35. U.S. combat troops should participate in U.N. missions under U.N. command
36. U.S. combat troops should be commanded by U.N. officers and non-
commissioned officers at battalion, wing and company levels while performing
37. It would make no difference to me to have U.N. soldiers as members of my
38. It would make no difference to me to take orders from a U.N. company or
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.
40. I feel there is no conflict between my oath of office and serving as a U.N.
41. I feel my unit's combat effectiveness would not be affected by performing
huminatarian and peace keeping missions for the U.N.
42. I feel a designated unit of U.S. combat soldiers should be permanently
assigned to the command and control of the U.N.
43. I would be willing to volunteer for assignment to a U.S. combat unit under a
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.
45. I would swear to the following code:
"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
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:
"I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms
banned by the United States government."
End of Survey