USAMPS’ fiscal year 2019 review
The U.S. Army Military Police School’s mission is to develop and deliver the best MP Soldiers, Army civilians, leaders, formations and capabilities to the Army.USAMPS accomplished several things in fiscal year 2019:
— The Military Police Captain’s Career Course has refocused the Program of Instruction on large-scale combat operations adding significant academic rigor to prepare first lieutenants and captains for staff and command positions.
— Regional Threat Briefs: G2 provided an overview of the current threat picture and the near-peer threats. Students analyzed the threat and provided a brief on how MPs will provide support to a large-scale deployment.
— Battle Analysis Practical Exercise: The MP Historian provided a large-scale combat operations-focused vignette on Kojedo during the Korean War. Students conducted analysis and provided a brief on MP detention operations.
— Tactical Exercises Without Troops: MP CCC introduced TEWTs to the POI. Students in the field wrote and delivered three operations orders. Orders were based on an MP company supporting a Basic Combat Training and included moment to contact, detention operations and a gap crossing.
— Staff Exercise: MP CCC added a one-week STAFFEX in the field, which simulated an MP Battalion Tactical Operations Center in support of a division. Students planned future operations using the military decision-making process with live injects testing the operations team and MP company commanders wrote and delivered operations orders.
— Provost marshal: Another addition to the POI which provided students with insight and overview of key positions and how to support at brigade and divisional levels.
— Combined Arms Rehearsal: MP CCC now conducts a Combined Arms Rehearsal following the TEWTs, which demonstrated students’ knowledge and understanding of a division wet-gap crossing.
14th MP Bde shines in 2019
The 14th Military Police Brigade mission is to provide the Army with Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and leaders of character who provide the basic and advanced skills required to execute policing, detention and security mobility support across the range of military operations.
— The brigade successfully integrated a new Program of Instruction into Basic Combat Training, One Station Unit Training and Advanced Individual Training, increasing rigor within training and maintaining unit readiness.
— The training battalions conducted 40 training cycles, graduating over 3,800 Military Police Soldiers, 485 Military Police Correctional Specialists, and 89 Military Police Working Dog Handlers into the Military Police Corps Regiment. Additionally, the brigade graduated 4,900 Basic Combat Training Soldiers.
— The organization successfully conducted M4 carbine ranges 624 times and M9 Beretta ranges 30 times with no major accidents or injuries.
— The Soldiers marched over 25,000 miles with no major injuries to the trainees or permanent party Soldiers.
— The brigade facilitated Holiday Block Leave, sending home and returning over 1,000 Soldiers for the period and flawlessly executed the mission from Dec. 20, 2018 to Jan. 3.
— Sgt. Roman Hoquin won the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year award June 2019.
— The brigade conducted a Brigade Change of Command between Col. Curtis Schroeder and Col. Robert Arnold Jr. July 12.
— The brigade hosted the National Law Enforcement Explorers Association from July 16 to 21, training 30 civilians on MP training and tactics and the capabilities within the Military Police Corps.
— The brigade successfully planned and executed a Senior Leaders Army Combat Fitness Test demonstration for the Office of the Provost Marshal General Aug. 21.
— The brigade hosted the Military Police Competitive Challenge, from Sept. 20 through 24, showcasing the best Military Police Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers who competed in a grueling competition.
(Editor’s note: Both articles in this section were submitted to the GUIDON by USAMPS and 14th MP Brigade, respectively. It is the fourth in a nine-part series.)