92nd Military Police Battalion conducts multi-facet training Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 September 2013
By Staff Sgt. Heather Denby
Special to GUIDON

After nearly two years of law enforcement and access control commitment here, Soldiers of the 512th Military Police Company “Titans” are certified to assume a new mission.
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Soldiers from the 512th Military Police Company engage targets during armored security vehicle gunnery training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. The “Titans” conducted squad certification Sept. 3 to 13. Photos by Staff Sgt. Joshua Denby

“The company has conducted Law Enforcement and Access Control missions for quite some time now,” said Capt. Tommy Sieker, 512th MP Co.  commander. “The past six months we have shifted our focus toward Unified Land Operations with our training … at Fort Chaffee, Ark., as the culminating event.”

More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the company traveled to Fort Chaffee where they conducted a Squad Training Exercise from Sept. 3 to 13.

Sieker said that training included squad certification with training in reacting to IEDs, route reconnaissance, conducting a hasty check point, and armored security vehicle gunnery.

During the STX, one squad concurrently certified in protective services using the 92nd Military Police Battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bevington, as their principle.

“It is obvious that they have spent a lot of time honing their skills as a protective service detail,” Bevington said. “They have conducted themselves as true professionals and never wavered no matter what change I made or issue that arose. I have total confidence in this squad’s ability to provide first rate, close-in protection for any senior military or civilian official.”

Four additional squads were certified for military police operations in a ULO environment during the company’s time at Fort Chaffee with more than 20 Soldiers who have arrived to the unit in the past 90 days.

“It was awesome,” said Pvt. Bradley Cassidy, a military police Soldier assigned to the 512th MP Co. “The training gave me an opportunity to get as close to combat as possible without actually heading downrange.”

His company commander agreed and said that the training provided experience in the majority of military police tactical skills.

“It has made us a well-rounded company,” Sieker said. “This off-post training has given the NCO’s in the company an opportunity to build cohesion within their teams and squads without the distractions of being at home station.”

(Editor’s note: Denby is assigned to the 4th MEB Public Affairs Office.)

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