Three members of the Military Police Corps became the first recipients of a newly established Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee award in Steel during the Military Police Senior Leader Forum Aug. 21.
Oklahoma Rep. Josh West, a retired staff sergeant, Capt. Christopher Parker of the 14th MP Brigade and Spc. Bryan Jacobo of the 15th MP Brigade at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, received the Order of the Marechaussee in Steel from Brig. Gen. Brian Bisacre, U.S. Army Military Police School commandant and chief of Military Police Corps Regiment.
“This is a great addition to the Order of the Marechaussee,” Bisacre said. “The Steel award gives the opportunity for more junior Soldiers to be recognized by the regiment for their significant contributions.”
The new Steel level award was designed to recognize MP Soldiers who have less than 10 years of service and have demonstrated exceptional performance of duty; made significant contributions to the MP Regiment; or accomplished a special achievement that warrants MP specific recognition in the view of the recommender and endorser, according to Capt. Michael Pearey, USAMPS Directorate of Plans and Operations, chief of operations.
The Steel award was approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, the Regimental Command Sergeant Major and the Regimental Chief Warrant Officer just as the other levels of the Marechaussee were approved, he said.
— Requestor and nominee must be current members of the Military Police Regimental Association.
— Endorsed by a Military Police colonel or nominative level CSM/SGM or higher who must also be a member of MPRA
— Nominee must have demonstrated exceptional performance; made significant contributions to the regiment or accomplished a special achievement
— There is no time in service to the regiment requirement for this level of award
The Order of the Marechaussee award was officially established in 2000 to recognize exceptional dedication, competence and contribution to the MP Corps over an extended period of time.
The award was created with Gold, Silver, Bronze, and now Steel levels of recognition.
The first Marechaussee awards were presented on Sept. 29, 2000 at Fort Leonard Wood.
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