Enemy Combatant election form

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The Enemy Combatant election form was a document that was completed during the course of conducting an Administrative Review Board ARB hearing for an individual held in extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba.

Both the annual ARB hearings and the one-time Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT) were overseen by the Office for the Administrative Review of Detained Enemy Combatants. The United States Supreme Courts' ruling in Rasul v. Bush required the US Department of Defense to set in place a procedure for (1) informing individuals as to why they had been chosen to be held in indefinited detention without charge; and (2) to give them some kind of opportunity to refute that evidence.

The one-time CSRTs were the DoD's answer to the SCOTUS ruling. In the end they cleared 38 men, and recommended the continued detention of 520 men who had confirmed their "Enemy Combatant" status.

When it came time for their annual reviews before an Administrative Review Board an Assisting Military Officer (AMO) was delegated to meet with the captive. Captives were allowed to skip attending their review, and part of the reason for the Enemy Combatant election form was to record their choice. The form had sections for the AMO to record the captive's demeanor, and notes on their story.