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1st Military Police Company

In FY06, as part of the Army's transformation towards a modular force, the 1st Military Police Company was inactivated. As part of the modular transformation, military police elements were to be added to each modular Brigade Combat Team's Special Troop Battalion. Division level military police formations (companies and battalions) would be inactivated.

The mission of the 1st Military Police Company was to, on order, deploy to designated contingency areas and conduct Military Police combat and combat support operations in support of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) or a designated force headquarters.

The 1st Military Police Company was origiially constituted on 24 May 1917 in the Regular Army as a Military Police element of Headquarters Train and Military Police, 1st Expeditionary Division. The 1st Expeditionary Division was redesignated n 6 July 1917 as the 1st Division. The 1st Division was redesignated on 19 August 1942 as the 1st Infantry Division.

The unit was reorganized and redesignated on 31 March 1946 as the 1st Military Police Company of the 1st Infantry Division. It inactivated on 15 February 1957 at Fort Riley, Kansas, and was concurrently relieved from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division.

The unit was reassigned on 23 October 1963 to the 1st Infantry Division and activated on 2 January 1964 at Fort Riley, Kansas.

In 1996, elements of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), including the Division Headquarters, moved to Germany. The 1st Military Police Company also deployed to Germany. The 1st Military Police had platoons dispersed to various locations in Germany where elements of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) were posted. The Headquarters Platoon, 1st, and 4th Platoons were at Wuerzburg. The 2nd Platoon was at Schweinfurt with the Division Headquarters. 5th Platoon was posted at Ansbac and the 3rd Platoon was posted at Vilseck.

In FY06 as part of the transformation of the 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) to the Army's new modular force structure, the 1st Military Police Company was inactivated. As part of the modular transformation, military police elements were to be added to each modular Brigade Combat Team's Special Troop Battalion. Division level military police formations (companies and battalions) would be inactivated.




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