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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.
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Latest revision as of 17:07, 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 NWS Seal Beach, Fallbrook Annex, California
Motto(s) "Unity is Our Strength"
Engagements
Battle honours

Korean War

Iraq 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 Naval Weapon Station Seal Beach, Fallbrook Annex, California
    • 358th Military Police Company, in Tustin, California
    • 63rd Military Police Company, in Riverside, California
    • 313th Military Police Detachment, in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • 382nd Military Police Detachment, in Naval Weapon Station Seal Beach, Fallbrook Annex, 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
    • Iraq War
      • Iraqi Governance
      • National Resolution
    • Afghanistan
      • Consolidation III


  • 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)
    • Meritorious Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2005-2006 (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 96th Military Police Battalion, cited: PO 241-14)

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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