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709th Military Police Battalion
Coat of Arms
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Service history
Active 9 April 1942 - Present
Role Military Police
Size Battalion
Part of 18th Military Police Brigade
21st Theater Sustainment Command
Nickname Warriors
Motto Stay Warriors!
Colors Green and Gold
Battles World War II
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Commanders Lieutenant Colonel Steven G. YamashitaCommand Sergeant Major Scott AndersonLTC Richard H. Martin

LTC William B. Halloway
LTC Ted S. Chesney
LTC Richad A. Mosco
LTC Richard D. Miller
LTC John F. Fitzsimmons
LTC Roger P. Hedgepeth

Current commander Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major}
Command Sergeant Major Past CommandersPast Commanders
Insignia 709MPBnDUI

The 709th Military Police Battalion is a United States Army Military Police unit currently located in Grafenwoehr in Germany. The unit falls under the command of the 18th Military Police Brigade, associated with 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

The 709th Military Police Battalion relocated from Hanau to Grafenwoehr in 2007.

The 709th Military Police Battalion has served with honor and distinction in the European Theater since it landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944 D-Day. Stationed in Grafenwoehr Germany as part of the "Ever Vigilant" 18th Military Police Brigade the battalion provides community law enforcement and force protection within six communities while training for future operations and contingencies in support of the 21st Theater Sustaiment Command.

Lineage and honorsEdit

  • Constituted 10 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 709th Military Police Battalion
  • Activated 9 April 1942 at Camp Niantic, Connecticut
  • Reorganized and redesignated 5 June 1945 as the 709th Military Police Service Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 18 September 1951 as the 709th Military Police Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Companies A, B, and C inactivated 21 October 1977 in Germany

HHD 709th MP Bn Campaign participationEdit

  • World War II:
    • Northern France
  • Peace Keeping:
    • Operation Provide Comfort
    • Operation Provide Promise Kosovo & Bosnia
  • GWOT:
    • Iraq - 1st Military Police Battalion to cross into Iraq
    • Afghanistan
  • HHD 709th MP Bn Unit Decorations
    • Valorous Unit Award for IRAQ 2003-2004
    • Army Superior Unit Award for 1995–1996

Subordinate unitsEdit

HHD 709th Military Police Battalion - Grafenwoehr

527th Military Police Company - Hohenfels & Ansbach

  • 516th Military Police Platoon - Ansbach

615th Military Police Company - Grafenwoehr & Vilseck

630th Military Police Company - Bamberg & Schweinfurt

  • 522nd Military Police Platoon - Schweinfurt
  • 94th Military Working Dog Detachment - Bamberg, Manheim and Schweinfurt

284th Military Police Company (Gibbs Kaserne. Frankfurt)

Command groupEdit

Unit decorationsEdit

Ribbon Award Year Notes
Valorous Unit Award ribbon Valorous Unit Award 2003 – 2004 For service in Iraq
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon Superior Unit Award 1995 – 1996


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