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785th Military Police Battalion (I/R)

The 785th Military Police Battalion (I/R) is an Army Reserve unit whose mission is to provide command, planning, administration, and logistical support for the operation of an internment/resettlement facility. It is located in Fraser Michigan.

The 785th Military Police Battalion was constituted 12 November 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 785th Military Police Battalion. Activated 28 November 1942 at Fort Custer, Michigan. Inactivated 10 December 1946 on Okinawa. Redesignated 12 February 1948 as the 300th Military Police Battalion and allotted to the Organized Reserves. Activated 25 February 1948 with Headquarters at Chicago, Illinois. Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve. Inactivated 30 March 1951 at Chicago, Illinois. Redesignated 24 June 1953 as the 785th Military Police Battalion. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment activated 16 December 1991 at Inkster, Michigan.

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 2 July 1992, consisting of a gold demi-battle-axe with two black blades superimposed by two diagonally crossed gold swords, overall in base two wavy green scrolls, one above the other with the top scroll inscribed "SAFEGUARD" and the bottom scroll inscribed "AND SECURE" in gold letters. Green and yellow (gold) are the colors traditionally associated with the Military Police Corps. The battle-axe is a symbol of authority and emphasizes the mission of the Battalion in both peace and war. The swords represent military readiness and commemorate the unit's two campaigns in World War II. Black denotes determination and dependability; gold is for honor and excellence.



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