91st Military Police Battalion
"Honor Above All"
The mission of the 91st Military Police Battalion is to prepare and sustain military police companies that are fully prepared to deploy anywhere in the world and conduct combat and stability operations. Exercise command, control and supervision over all Military Police. The 91st Military Police Battalion consists of its Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, and provides command and control post for 511th Military Police Company, 543rd Military Police Company, and 523rd Military Police Company.
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 91st Military Police Battalion was first constituted on 8 June 1945 in the Army of the United States and activated on 13 June 1945 in France. It was inactivated on 14 October 1945 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.
It was again activated on 20 September 1950 in Korea and allotted 25 October 1951 to the Regular Army. It was inactivated on 24 June 1955 in Korea. The unit was subsequently activated on 1 August 1962 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas and again inactivated on 25 March 1964 at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.
It was officially activated again 17 October 2005 at Fort Drum, New York, with the ceremony taking place on 20 October 2005. The 10th Military Police Battalion (Provisional) was concurrently inactivated and its headquarters element reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 91st Military Police Battalion. The 91st Military Police Battalion also gained the 511th Military Police Company from the inactivating 10th Military Police Battalion (Provisional). The 10th Military Police Company and the 177th Military Police Detachment were inactivated. The Battalion also gained the 543rd Military Police Company, which had been activated on 16 August 2005. The 523rd Military Police Company was to also be activated and assigned to the Battalion.
While under the administrative control while in garrison of the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, the 91st Military Police Battalion was subordinate to the 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Corps (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
In 2007, the 543rd Military Police Company deployed with elements of the 10th Mountain Division to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In October 2012, the 227th Military Police Detachment was activated at Fort Drum, New York and assigned to the 91st Military Police Battalion. The 227th Military Police Detachment was activated to allow Military Police soldiers who previously fell under the installation's command to be placed under the command of the 91st Military Police Battalion. The Detachment consisted of Military Police investigators, traffic investigators, force protection, and station desk personnel and also provided canine support through the 8th Military Police Detachment (Military Working Dog).
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