Below is the a copy of the actual survey that Lt. Cmd. Ernest Guy Cunningham gave on May 10, 1994 at 29 Palms Naval Base in California.


 

COMBAT ARMS SURVEY

This questionnaire is to  gather data concerning the attitudes of combat trained personnel with regard to nontraditional missions. All of your responses are confidential. Write your answers directly on  the questionnaire form.  In Part II, place an "X" in the space provided for your response.

 

Part I.

Demographics

  1. What Service are you in?
  2. What is your pay grade? (e.g. E-?, 0-?)
  3. What is your MOS code and description?
  4. What is your highest level of education in years?
  5. How    many    months   did    you    serve    in     Operation   Desert Storm/Desert Shield?
  6. How many months did you serve in Somalia?
  7. What  state  or  country  did  you  primarily  reside  in   during childhood?

Part ll.                  Attitudes

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

  1. Drug enforcement              
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Disaster        relief       (e.g.     hurricanes,       floods,       fires, earthquakes)

(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Security at national events (e.g. Olympic Games, Super Bowl)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Environmental disaster clean-up
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Substitute teachers in public schools
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1.       Community assistance programs (e.g. landscaping, environmental clean-up, road repair, animal control)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Federal and state prison guards
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. National emergency police force
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Advisors to  S.W.A.T  units, the FBI,  or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (B.A.T. F. )
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Border patrol (e. g.  prevention of illegal aliens into U.S. territory. )
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion

Do you feel that U.S. combat troops under U.S. command should be used in other countries for any of the following United Nations missions?

  1. Drug enforcement
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Disaster relief (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Environmental disaster clean-up
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Peace keeping
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Nation building (Reconstruct civil  government, develop public school system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc.)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Humanitarian  relief (e.g. food and medical supplies, temporary housing, and clothing)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion

Do you feel that U.S. combat troops should be  used in other countries under command of non-U.S. officers appointed by the United Nations for any of the following missions?

  1. Drug enforcement
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Disaster relief (e.g. hurricanes, floods, fires, earthquakes)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Environmental disaster clean-up
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Peace Keeping
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Nation building (Reconstruct civil  government, develop public school system, develop or improve public transportation system, etc.)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Humanitarian  relief  (e.g. food and medical supplies,  temporary housing, and clothing)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. Police Action (e.g. Korea, Vietnam, but serving under non-U.S. officers)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion

Consider the following statements:

  1. The U.S. runs a field training exercise.  U.N. combat troops should be  allowed to  setve in U.S.  combat units during these exercises under U.S.  command and control.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. The United Nations runs a field training exercise.  U.S. combat troops under U.S.  command and control should setve in U.N. combat units during these exercises.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. The United Nations runs a field training exercise.  U.S.  combat troops should serve under U.N.  command and control during these exercises.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. U.S. combat troops should participate in U.N. missions as long as the U.S.  has full command and control.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. U.S.  combat troops should participate in U.N.  missions under United Nations command and control.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. U.S.  combat troops should be  commanded by U.N.  officers and non-commissioned officers  (NCOs)  at  battalion  and company levels while performing U.N. missions.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. It  would make no   difference to   me to   have U.N.  soldiers as members of my team. (e.g. fire team, squad, platoon)
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. It  would make no  difference to  me to  take orders from a U.N. company commander.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I feel the President of the United States has the authority to pass his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief to the U.N. Secretary General.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I feel there is no  conflict between my oath of office and serving as a U.N. soldier.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I feel my unit's combat effectiveness  would not be  affected by performing humanitarian missions for the United Nations.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I feel  a  designated unit  of  U.S.   combat soldiers  should  be permanently assigned to  the command and control of the United Nations.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I would be  willing  to  volunteer for assignment to  a U.S.  combat unit under a U.N. commander.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. I would like U.N. member countries, including the U.S., to give the U.N. all the soldiers necessary to  maintain world peace.
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. 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 am prepared to  give my life in their defense."

(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion
  1. The  U.S.  government declares a ban on   the possession,  sale, transportation, and transfer of all non-sporting firearms.  A thirty (30) day amnesty period is permitted for these fireamis  to  be turned over to  the local authorities.  At the end of this period, a number of citizen groups refuse to  tum over their firearms. Consider the following statement:

    I would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse or resist confiscation of firearms banned by the U.S. government
(_____)  (____)    (_____) (______)   (____)
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree No opinion