94th Military Police Battalion
The mission of the 94th Military Police Battalion is to establish and maintain discipline throughout the Republic of Korea. The Battalion, on order, conducts operational area security and internment and resettlement activities in order to support Eighth US Army. As of 2011, the Battalion consisted of a Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4 military police companies (55th, 188th, 249th, and 557th Military Police Companies), and the US Army Corrections Activity - Korea (USACA-K).
The 94th Military Police Battalion was first constituted on 8 June 1945 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 94th Military Police Battalion. The unit was activated on 13 June 1945 in France and inactivated on 25 February 1946 in France.
It was allotted on 24 October 1950 to the Regular Army and activated on 30 October 1950 in Korea. It was subsequently inactivated and reactivated on 24 June 1959 in Germany. Its Companies A, B and C were constituted on 30 March 1971 in the Regular Army and activated in Germany. The Battalion was inactivated on 21 June 1976 in Germany.
The Battalion was reactivated on 16 April 1996 in Seoul, Korea. There it was asssigned to the Eighth US Army's 8th Military Police Brigade. As part of the drawdown of US forces in Korea and the transformation of the US Army to the new modular force structure, the 8th Military Police Brigade was subsequently inactivated. The 94th Military Police Battalion was subsequently reassigned to the 501st Sustainment Brigade, part of the reorganized and redesiganted 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
As of 2005, the 94th Military Police Battalion consisted of a Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3 military police companies (the 55th, 142nd, and 557th Military Police Companies), and a military police detachment (the 249th Military Police Detachment). Each had its own specific roles and missions as part of the Battalion. The 55th Military Police Company provided military police support to protect critical US installations and designated critical assets to ensure freedom of movement of US forces in Area I and II. The 142nd Military Police Company provided Military Police Support to Protect Non-Combatants, Critical Movements and Assets, US Installations and Forces in Area II that supported the Commander in Chief US Forces Korea (USFK) and Commanding General Eighth United States Army (EUSA). The 557th Military Police Company conducted Area Military Police operations, protected designated installations and critical assets and ensured the freedom of movement of friendly forces in assigned area of operation in support of USFK. The 249th Military Police Detachment conducted confinement operations to confine US prisoners in the Republic of Korea and would, on order, expand existing facilities and relocate to continue confinement operations. The 55th Military Police Company was stationed in Chunchon at Camp Page, the 142nd Military Police Company was in Yongsan, the 557th Military Police Company was in Pyongtaek at Camp Humphreys, and the 249th Military Police Detachment (Confinement) was located in Pyongtaek.
As part of the transformation of the Eighth US Army to the modular force structure and the drawdown of US forces in Korea, the 8th Military Police Brigade was inactivated. The 94th Military Police Battalion was subsequently reassigned to the 501st Sustainment Brigade, a subordinate unit of the reorganized and redesignated 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|