USAMPS Archives FY12

USAMPS Update to the Regiment

The Commandant's intent is to keep you informed using the DOTMLPF domain, establish an open dialogue and solicit your feedback. The document at the link explains how you can help, and who you can call for more information. This new format is intended to be concise, informative, and easy to use. Your experience with deployments, training, operations, equipment, and TTPs have never been more important and we look forward to hearing from you and your SMEs.

71st Anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment

Military Police Team,
It is with great pride that I announce the Team from the 525th Military Police Battalion as the Winners of the 2012 Military Police Warfighter Team Competition held at Fort Leonard Wood , MO.
The Team members were: SGT Walker, Brandan L. / SPC Aoun, Danny R. / PFC Gutierrez, Roman
What makes this team special is it truly represents our entire Military Police Corps. The Team Leader is an active duty 31E and the two team members are USAR 31B Soldiers. This composite team is a great reflection of all our Military Police Soldiers.
I encourage you to view the videos of the events and ceremonies held.

  The Memorial Tribute
  The combatives event:
    Part 1
    Part 2
  The Award Ceremony
  The final team rankings (AKO login required)

I am proud of all our competitors and look forward to a great event next year.
Thanks for what you do every day to support our Regiment.
Assist, Protect, Defend
Military Police Regimental Command Sergeant Major, US Army Military Police School

We are honored to announce, on behalf of the Commandant, the inductees of the 2012 Military Police Corps Regimental Hall of Fame -

Congratulations to:

BG Theodore S. Kanamine
BG Kanamine was the first American officer of Japanese ancestry to achieve the rank of General Officer.  His belief in all aspects of fundamental American democratic ideals was shaped in spite of his forced placement as a young boy, along with his family, in a US internment Camp during World War II.  BG Kanamine was a valued advisor for GEN Abrams as the Army moved toward a "volunteer force", twice serving as his Aide-de-Camp.  He commanded the 716th Military Police Battalion in Vietnam, the 89th Military Police Group at Fort Lewis, and upon promotion to Brigadier General, served as Provost Marshal and Commanding General, 15th Military Police Brigade in Germany.  There is no doubt that BG Kanamine had a direct and significant impact upon the formation of the modern volunteer Army.  His pattern of service excellence directly impacted the professionalism and combat support readiness of Military Police personnel, Active and Reserve, within the US Army.

LTC George R. Bird
LTC Bird established and commanded the first Criminal Investigation Laboratory in North Africa (1943) during WWII while assigned to the 6709th CID Platoon (Provisional).  In France he converted a weapons carrier into a mobile crime laboratory that was used until the war ended.  He is the only person to command all three CID laboratories in Japan, Europe and the United States.  He is remembered for his leadership and guidance of Military Policemen, CID Agents and laboratory technicians, and is known throughout the Military Police Corps and CID community as a true pioneer in the field of Forensics.  LTC Bird was inducted into the CID Hall of Fame in August 2010.

CW4 John R. Mays
CW4 Mays pioneered efforts in Logistics Security preventing the diversion of untold millions of dollars worth of critical military property and materials from the logistics pipeline.  Spanning a 46-year Army and civil service career, he was the key planner in formulating the Major Procurement Fraud investigative mission doctrine of USACIDC.  His successes in investigating major fraud resulted in savings to the Army in excess of $200 million.  He planned and managed highly complex Level 1 Drug Suppression operations resulting in the seizures of more than $170 million in illicit drugs.  CW4 Mays was a dedicated leader of Soldiers and civilians.  His vision, analytical ability, and professional courage in creating new missions and doctrine continue to impact the Military police Corps, USACIDC, and the US Army and will do so for years to come.

1SG David M. Ross
1SG Ross began his Military Police career in 1977 as a Military Policeman at Fort Lewis, Washington, culminating 22 years later in 1999 with his retirement as a First Sergeant, Fort McClellan, Alabama.  Throughout his career, 1SG Ross distinguished himself as the epitome of a noncommissioned officer and a true professional.  After retirement 1SG Ross continued to serve the Military Police Corps Regiment, first as an instructor for the Force Protection Training Division, and for the past 12 years as the Chief of the Basic Military Police Training Division (BMPTD), 14th MP Brigade. His outstanding performance in crucial leadership positions and his current dedication to training Soldiers on a daily basis is admirable and indicative of his loyalty to the Corps.

The board members were: COL John Mack Huey - Board President RCSM John McNeirney RCWO David Albaugh COL Donna Martin COL Mike White LTC Craig Chandler CSM Jon Godwin CSM Todd Spradling CSM Crystal Wallace CSM (R) Mark Farley

The board met on 22 May. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on 21 SEP 12 at 1100 at the Pershing Community Center followed by a photo hanging in the Military Police Corps Regimental Museum. The Military Police Corps Regimental Hall of Fame has been inducting members since 1992, and currently has 61 inductees, we congratulate the 4 new inductees for 2012.

Military Police Corps Regiment Hall of Fame Nominations

It is with great pleasure that we solicit nominations for the US Army Military Police Corps Regimental Hall of Fame....Hall of Fame Nominations / Regulation

Range Dedication Announcement

We are now soliciting nominations from the field for renaming Fort Leonard Wood Range 13 (SRT Range), in honor of a Fallen Warrior....Range Dedication

MP Warfighters Forum and the MP Lessons Learned Center Combined and Revamped

MP Warfighter Forum and MP Lessons Learned Based on the Commandant's initiatives, the MP Warfighters Forum (WfF) and the MP Lessons Learned (LL) Center have recently been combined and revamped. This site will be a continuously improving knowledge converging crossroad. The goal is to improve interface capabilities in a seamless mixture of knowledge sharing, by coalescing and leveraging current collaborative based technology platforms, for MPs world-wide. (AKO login is required)     This new site will also:
  • Further establish a culture of collaboration serving as an information conduit from the operating forces to the generating forces.
  • Garner and share OILs, and lessons from all MPs, as well as from other relevant sources; Enhances the planning, coordination, integration, and facilitation of unit training and leader development.
  • Enable viewing of relevant leader briefings and events via streaming video.
  • Remain abreast of latest information and have access to the DOTMLPF indexed link center.

Please take time to share with your subordinate leaders and send any feedback you have to the Center Suggestions

Updated 2011 Hall of Fame Regulation

Updated policies and procedures for the nomination, selection, and induction of personnel into the Military Police Corps Hall of Fame...USA Military Police Corps Regimental Reg 870-1

463rd MP Company Returns Home Following Deployment

MPs Head to Head

With their law enforcement and customs operations behind them, 60 members of the 463rd Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, returned home Sept. 18 from Afghanistan after a 10-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom......Read More

Fort Bragg MP Officers Go Head to Head

MPs Head to Head

The fog was thick Aug. 22 as competitors met before dawn at Pope Field's Hercules Fitness Center. They were ready and able to take the Army Physical Fitness Test that started the 16th Military Police Brigade's Best Officer of the Year competition......Read More

United States Army Pacific's 2012 Phillip A. Connelly Field Feeding Team Winner Announced

Winner Announced

No military saying may hold truer than an "Army fights on its stomach." And no military job may keep truer to the concept of a Soldier being a master of his technical craft and war than an Army cook......Read More

Fort Carson Military, Civilian Police Named Best in Nation

Fort Carson Best in Nation

The men and women who make up the traffic section at Fort Carson aren't used to receiving praise or awards. They're more accustomed to being challenged by motorists facing traffic violations on post......Read More

8th Military Police Brigade Change of Command and Change of Responsibility

8th MP Bde CoC&R

The 8th Military Police "Watchdog" Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command celebrated the accomplishments of one command team and welcomed another during the 8th MP Bde's Change of Command ceremony ......Read More

Task Force Protector continues security force assistance

42nd MP BDE

Service members assigned to Task Force Protector continue to partner with Afghan National Army military police to further the transfer of facilities of the Detention Facility in Parwan to the government of Afghanistan...Read More

Continued Military Police Presence in Afghan Town Brings Out Community

Continued MP Presence

The continued presence of Afghan National Army, American Soldiers and Afghan Local Police in the small town of Pankilla, Afghanistan has emboldened civilians to come out of their homes to engage in commerce and community....Read More

Warrior Exercise 2012 at Fort Hunter Liggett Includes Detainee Role Players for Realistic Training

Warrior Exercise

A civilian police officer in his home state of Louisiana, and an Army Reserve military police Soldier for the 441st Transportation Company in New Orleans, brings both of his worlds to the Warrior Exercise this year as a role player in detainee operations....Read More

Bikes Help Military Police Keep Neighborhoods Safe


A primary duty for Military Police is to provide a security presence and to patrol communities. This is to prevent crime and ensure that service members and families are safe....Read More

6 fallen MPs of Fort Bliss remembered

Fallen MPs Remembered

Six soldiers, all from the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd Military Police Battalion, of Fort Bliss, Texas, who were killed July 8 in a massive roadside blast in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak province.....Read More

Post Drill Sergeant Entertains Thousands Before NASCAR Race

SFC Koonze

SFC Koontz Company E, 795th Military Police Battalion, sang ‘God Bless America’ at the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday... Read More

German Army Officer Presents a Unit Insignia Plaque to BG Mark Inch

German Army Officer presents a unit
insignia plaque to BG Mark Inch

Captain Jochen R. Lehner (German Army - MPCCC 02-12) presents a unit insignia plaque to BG Mark Inch after completing his officer exchange program at USAMPS.

Traffic Control Points Enforce Honoring Flag


If you are on Fort Leonard Wood during reveille and retreat, prepare to get serious about honoring the U.S. Flag. On May 1, traffic control checkpoints were established at key intersections during retreat in order to halt traffic on duty days.....Read More

MPs Obtain Missouri POST Certification

MPs in Class

When your profession is law enforcement, the most important question you will ever be asked is, “Are you POST certified?”.... Read More

Crime Scene Evidence Collection Now Part of MP AIT

Crime Scene

Anyone who has watched “CSI,” knows that collecting evidence at a crime scene requires accuracy, attention to detail and speed before the elements degrade the site, and now, military police personnel going through Advanced Individual Training are acquiring those same CSI skills....Read More

Military Police Honor K9 with Memorial Ceremony

Brando, Canine Honored

The Soldiers of the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, said goodbye to a Military Working Dog named Brando during a memorial ceremony March 9 at the chapel on Panzer Kaserne....Read More

MPs Ready for Mission

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration

Approximately 300 Soldiers and Family members descended upon Hershey Lodge in historic Hershey Park, Pa., to participate in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Event hosted by the 99th Regional Support Command....Read More

Military/Civilian Law Enforcement Cooperation Recognized

716th MP Bn

Civilian law enforcement officials from the National Capital Region were recognized for their close cooperative work with the military....Read More

18th MP Bde NCOs Go Back to the Basics

716th MP Bn

Junior non-commissioned officers of the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, are taking advantage of a 10-day professional development course...Read More

MPs Ready for Mission

MPs Ready for Mission

42nd MP Bde Soldiers ready to begin mission in Afghanistan, where they will join other units to conduct detainee operations....Read More

Fort Campbell MP Battalion Deploys to Afghanistan for One Year

716th MP Bn

The commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, was actually preparing to head out on deployment. He and the rest of his battalion headquarters staff left this week for their year-long tour to Afghanistan....Read More

Branches Revealed for West Point's Class of 2012

West Point's Class of 2012

For the Class of 2012, this was the big one. The moment. They began their West Point experience some 41 months ago -- wading through a sea of unknowns -- and now probably the most significant of those unknowns was revealed during Branch Night......Read More

MP Soldiers Return Home to Welcoming Community

MPs Return Home

Hours before Christmas, friends and family members gathered at Nutter Field House to welcome home more than 70 Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 92nd Military Police Battalion, as they return from an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan....Read More

463rd MP Company Deploys for OEF

463rd MP Company

More than 120 Soldiers from the 463rd Military Police Company said farewell to family and friends, Dec. 5, during a deployment ceremony at Nutter Field House......Read More

MPs Receive Awards for Valor

504th MP Bn, 42nd MP Bde

The 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, held an award ceremony here today to present the unit with a Meritorious Unit Award and to recognize 13 Soldiers of the 504th MP Battalion who received awards for service, valor, for injures suffered in combat, and for saving the life of a military dependent while on patrol.....Read More

Eighth Army Officials Visit Seoul Police Headquarters

Eighth Army LE Officials

Eighth Army law enforcement officials got a first-hand look at the headquarters of one of the world's largest metropolitan police forces ....Read More

Soldiers of the 156th Military Police Detachment Lay Down the Law

156th MP Detachment

The primary objective of the 156th Military Police Detachment, attached to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is to keep law and order in Regional Command North. They have done that ... and so much more.....Read More

Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers Unfurl Colors at Game 1 of the 2011 World Series

World Series 2011

More than 100 Soldiers unfurled the Nations colors at Busch Stadium Wednesday during the opening ceremony for Game 1 of the 2011 World Series.....Read More

Selection of the 11th Military Police Corps, Regimental Command Sergeant Major

CSM McNeireySoldiers and Leaders of the Military Police Corps Regiment,
It is with great pleasure that I announce the selection of CSM John F. McNeirney as the 11th Military Police Corps, Regimental Command Sergeant Major. CSM McNeirney is a proven leader with rounding experiences that will compliment his duties as the senior enlisted leader of our great Regiment. He will assume his duties as MP7 from RCSM Kirkland on 18 November 2011 here at Fort Leonard Wood. Join me in congratulating CSM McNeirney.
BG David Phillips
Commandant, USAMPS

Congratulations Receives the American Correctional Association Accreditation (ACA)

USAMPS began working with the American Correctional Association (ACA) on developing an accreditation program ....Read More

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ACA Accreditation
COL Huey, RCSM Kirkland, SGM Goldberg, Ron Mullihan, and ACA board members receive the ACA Accreditation for USAMPS.
Catherine C. Mitrano
Catherine C. Mitrano, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Review Boards) Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) Washington, D.C. accepts the coveted American Correctional Association’s Golden Eagle Award on behalf of the U.S. Army Corrections Command and the U.S. Army Military Police School on 8 August 2011.


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