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The '''96th Military Police Battalion''' is a policing unit of the [[United States Army Reserve]] and currently subordinated to the [[11th Military Police Brigade (United States)|11th Military Police Brigade]] based in Los Alamitos, California.
 
The '''96th Military Police Battalion''' is a policing unit of the [[United States Army Reserve]] and currently subordinated to the [[11th Military Police Brigade (United States)|11th Military Police Brigade]] based in Los Alamitos, California.
   
==Current organisation==
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==Current Organization==
The current 96th MP Battalion is organised into the following:<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://currentops.com/unit/us/army/96-mp-bn|title=96th Military Police Battalion|last=CurrentOps.com|website=currentops.com|language=en|access-date=2020-09-06}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Functional/200th-MP-CMD/200th-MP-Units/|title=200th MP Units|website=www.usar.army.mil|access-date=2020-09-06}}</ref>
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The current 96th MP Battalion is organized into the following:<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://currentops.com/unit/us/army/96-mp-bn|title=96th Military Police Battalion|last=CurrentOps.com|website=currentops.com|language=en|access-date=2020-09-06}}</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.usar.army.mil/Commands/Functional/200th-MP-CMD/200th-MP-Units/|title=200th MP Units|website=www.usar.army.mil|access-date=2020-09-06}}</ref>
   
 
* '''96th Military Police Battalion'''
 
* '''96th Military Police Battalion'''

Revision as of 16:26, 14 September 2021

96th Military Police Battalion
96th MP BN DUI.png
Insignia of the battalion
Active
  • 1945
  • 1950–1953
  • 1965–1974
  • 2005–present
Country United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Military Police
Size Battalion
Part of 11th Military Police Brigade
Battalion HQ San Diego, California
Motto(s) "Unity is Our Strength"
Engagements
Battle honours Korean War
Insignia
Identification
symbol
96th MP BN Small.png

The 96th Military Police Battalion is a policing unit of the United States Army Reserve and currently subordinated to the 11th Military Police Brigade based in Los Alamitos, California.

Current Organization

The current 96th MP Battalion is organized into the following:[1][2]

  • 96th Military Police Battalion
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, in San Diego, California
    • 314th Military Police Guard Company, in Irvine, California
    • 491st Military Police Guard Company, in Riverside, California
    • 313th Law and Order Detachment, in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • 382nd Law and Order Detachment, in San Diego, California

Lineage

Lineage of the battalion to today:[3]

  • Constituted 8 June 1945 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Military Police Battalion
  • Activated 13 June 1945 in France
    • Inactivated 12 November 1945 in Belgium
  • Allotted 14 December 1950 in the Regular Army and activated in South Korea
    • Inactivated 20 March 1953 in South Korea
  • Activated 20 December 1965 at Fort Benning, Georgia
    • Inactivated 21 June 1974 in Oakland, California
  • 2005 Activated in San Diego, California[4]

Honors

  • Campaign Participation Credit[5][4]
    • Korean War
      • CCF Intervention
      • First UN Counteroffensive
      • CCF Spring Offensive
      • UN Summer–Fall Offensive
      • Second Korean Winter
      • Korea, Summer–Fall 1952
      • Third Korean Winter
  • Decorations[5][4]
    • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1950–1952 (Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Military Police Battalion, cited: DA GO 33, 1953)
    • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered KOREA 1952–1953 (Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 96th Military Police Battalion, cited DA GO 23, 1954)

Heraldry

  • Distinctive Unit Insignia[5]
    • Description: A gold insignia consisting of a gold buckle, tongue pointing up, above a green scroll inscribed with the unit's motto in gold letters, "Unity is Our Strength".
    • Symbolism: The buckle stands for fidelity in authority and for security. The colors green and yellow are those used for the Military Police Corps.

Footnotes

References

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