Army execution procedures are no more humane or legitimate than those employed by State and Federal authorities and that have been under continuous Constitutional challenge. The current Army procedure is referenced below:
3–2. Execution by lethal injection
a. The execution is conducted by means of continuous intravenous administration of a lethal substance, or substances,in a quantity sufficient to cause death. All lethal substances, or residue thereof, remaining after completion of the execution will be disposed of appropriately.
b. The condemned prisoner will be moved from his cell to the execution area prior to the execution with a time duration limited to the minimum aount of time absolutely necessary to prepare the prisoner for execution.
(1) The condemned prisoner will be placed on the execution table and restrained by means of appropriate fasteners to ensure safety and security of the prisoner and EWT personnel.
(2) Once the prisoner is secured to the table, the Execution Team will insert a large–bore intravenous channel into an appropriate vein, assure the flow of a normal saline solution, and connect the condemned prisoner to the electrocardiograph machine.
(3) The execution area will be cleared of all nonessential personnel. At that time, the execution area will be opened and made visible to all assembled witnesses.
(4) Those personnel approved to witness the execution will be escorted from the witness assembly area to the witness viewing rooms prior to the opening of the execution area. Witnesses arriving after others have been escorted to the witness viewing rooms will normally not be permitted to enter or view the execution. Once in the viewing area, all witnesses will receive a final briefing on the specifics of the procedure they are about to observe and the behavior and decorum expected. Those who cannot maintain the expected level of behavior will be removed.
(a) At no time will media representative conduct intereviews of witnesses while congreated in the witness assembly or viewing areas.
(b) At the time designated for the execution, the CMDT, USDB, will read aloud the charge or charges, the finding of the court, the sentence, and the execution orders. The CMDT, USDB will then order the execution to begin.
(c) Following the CMDT’s reading of documents in (b), above, the execution team will administer the lethal agents.
(e) A senior medical officer, appointed by TSG, will certify death and provide a report of death at the morgue or medical facility.
(f) The senior medical officer will notify the Fort Leavenworth Casualty Office of the prisoner’s death. Persons authorized to direct disposition may desiante the Army to provide the mortuate benefits.
Military executions will be by lethal injection.