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795th Military Police Battalion

The mission of the 795th Military Police Battalion is to transform volunteer civilians and reclassified or prior service soldiers into disciplined, motivated, and physically fit apprentice-level Military Police soldiers who have inculcated the seven Army values and are capable of immediately contributing to the operational Army upon graduation.

The 795th Military Police Battalion activated on July 7, 1942 at Camp Blanding, FL. It fought in the following campaigns: Rome-Arno (January-July 1944); Northern France (July-September 1944); Rhineland (September 1944-March 1945); Central Europe (March-May 1945); and Western Pacific (June-September 1945). The unit has the distinction of having been the first to set up a 2-way radio system. It received the Meritorious Unit Commendation on May 11, 1945 in Europe. It inactivated on May 30, 1947.

After its inactivation, the unit became reserve unit until 1986 when it reactivated at Fort McClellan, AL. It remained at Fort McClellan as a training battalion until 1999, when it moved to Fort Leonard Wood, MO.



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