Posted on Feb 22, 2024
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So I live on fort bliss, and recently there was a random room inspection done. Just for me not anyone else. I live in a suite type barracks room, and I was just wondering if even though it's a government owned building, are they allowed to go through your room without your knowledge? Even when we do health and wellness checks we stand outside the room while they check so I'm just wanted to ask if somebody got away with something that should've happen. I'm fairly new to the Army so I have no clue.
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MSG Preventive Medicine Specialist
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Googling the FT Bliss Barracks Policy from 2021 (and I am betting the 2024 version is very very similar), it states that Unit Leaders will conduct walk through inspections. The closest I see in the policy is stating that Leadership will balance the need for good order and discipline and the privacy of the Soldier. I saw nothing stating that the Soldier must be present.

Are you sure that your room, and your room ONLY was the room inspected? No other rooms? Because, I have to say that if your room was the ONLY room inspected, that could speak on your cleanliness.

However, if you TRULY want to know if the Leadership can go through your room without your presence, then I recommend you seek out the most up to date policy for the base and your unit regarding barracks inspections.
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Cpl Vic Burk
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PFC (Join to see) If they selected just your room to be inspected there is more to this that meets the eye. Either they suspect something or someone reported something is my guess. I'm not an expert on legal matters on this but I'm sure there is someone on here who can give you a better answer that follows regulation.
COL Randall C. Can you weigh in on this one?
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If it's a health and welfare inspection, they don't have to notify you at all. They can do a health and welfare without telling you and without your presence.

Military Rules of Evidence 313

If you really want to know your rights, go talk to JAG about this. If your room was the only room, there's more to the story than you're telling or you know. Idk.
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