1st Brigade, 80th Division (Institutional Training)

The 1st Brigade is the former 8830th MP Bde, 79th ARCOM. The brigade headquarters is at Fort Meade, MD and the Division Headquarters is located in Richmond, VA.

The 1st Battalion, 318th Regiment has a proud history of serving the United States in war as well as peace. Seeing service in both World Wars, the 1/318th has served in a broad range of military assignments to include an Infantry unit, an Infantry One Station Unit Training Battalion, a Basic Training Battalion, and recently as a Military Police One Station Unit Training Battalion. Today, the mission is to train technically proficient, physically fit, and highly motivated initial-entry-soldiers as Military Police that support a broad range of world-wide assignments. There are 5 Training Companies in the Battalion, and each company has 15 Drill Sergeant slots for a Battalion total of 75 Drill Sergeants. The battalion will train any qualifying soldier that is interested in becoming a Drill Sergeant in the Military Police Corps. The Army Reserve offers substantial benefits in education, additional pay, access to military facilities, and a challenging career as a Drill Sergeant. It also have many additional positions in logistics, administration, and operations for soldiers qualified in those MOS fields.

The 4th Battalion 318th Regiment Military Police One Station Unit Training (MP-OSUT) is one of four battalions in the 1st Brigade of the 80th Division Institutional Training (IT). It is located at 6901 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, Virginia. The battalion was the former 1st Battalion 317th Regiment (Infantry OSUT) and the 1st Battalion 320th Regiment (Infantry OSUT). The battalion is composed of an HHD and five training companies. The heart of the battalion is its Drill Sergeants. It is authorized 25 SFCs and up to 150 SSGs. Our reserve center hosts one of the sites for the 95B Reclassification Course Phase I. Phase II of the 95B Course is conducted at Fort Dix, NJ in early August. The Drill Sergeant candidates attend the 80th Div (IT) Drill Sergeant School at Fort AP Hill, VA.

IDT is a blend of preparation for AT and MOS Sustainment Training. The normal AT missions are performed by Echo Companies or as fillers for the USAMPS Training Brigade. This year, our Brigade will train the last MP recruits at Fort McClellan, AL as the USAMPS Training Brigade transitions to the 14th MP Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, the new Mobilization Site.

An Echo Company is comprised of the USAR Training Company staff, an Active Duty XO/TO, an USAR Senior Drill Sergeant, eight USAR Drill Sergeants and four Active Duty Drill Sergeants. The Echo designation comes from the fact that the Active Duty Training Battalions have Alfa through Delta. When we augment the Active Duty Battalion for AT, we form E Company. This September, the training companies will support a MILSTAKES for USAR MTOE MP Battalion. Other training company missions within the battalion can involve supporting CTT for the Reception Battalion during an SRA, Partial Mobilization or Full Mobilization. Training companies also support local HS JROTC Drill Competitions. Planning is ongoing for support to the Maryland Boot Camp for Juveniles that have had trouble with the Law. Members of the Battalion were part of the 1st Brigade, 80th Division March Unit that represented the USAR in the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Parade. Perhaps you saw us on CNN. Recently, members of the Battalion formed a MP Task Force that provided Traffic Control Points and VIP protection during a new US Army Reserve commissioning in Charleston, West Virginia.

The MOS Sustainment Training revolves around the five MP functions and the leader, collective and individual tasks required supporting MP-OSUT. The MP functions include performing Area Security, Maneuver and Mobility, Internment and Resettlement, Law and Order, and Intelligence Operations.

The 1st Brigade, 80th Division (Training) was constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as Headquarters Troop, 80th Division. Organized in September 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia. Demobilized in June 1919 at Camp Lee, Virginia. Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves as Headquarters Company, 80th Division. Organized in December 1921 at Richmond, Virginia. Redesignated 12 February 1942 as Headquarters Company and Military Police Platoon (less Military Police Platoon), 80th Division.

Ordered into active military service 15 July 1942 and reorganized at Camp Forrest, Tennessee. Redesignated 1 August 1942 as Headquarters Company, 80th Infantry Division. Inactivated 4 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. Redesignated 15 July 1946 as Headquarters Company, 80th Airborne Division. Activated 12 March 1947 at Richmond, Virginia. Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve. Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1952 as Headquarters Company, 80th Infantry Division. Disbanded 6 March 1959 at Richmond, Virginia

Reconstituted 24 November 1967 in the Army Reserve as Headquarters, 1st Brigade, 80th Division (Training). Activated 30 January 1968 at Alexandria, Virginia. Inactivated 13 January 1995 at Alexandria, Virginia. Activated 16 November 1996 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

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