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19th MP Battalion Finds Another Private Ryan

19th MP Battalion Finds Another Private Ryan – Frederick M. Ryan Forty-nine years ago, Private Frederick M. Ryan and 41 other American prisoners of war were gunned down on a Korean hillside, their hands tied behind their back, and left for dead. A priest with the American unit that found the men kissed the wounded […]

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Leading the way: the 3d Military Police Company’s inactivation and conversion

Leading the way: the 3d Military Police Company’s inactivation and conversion Andy Watson The 3d Military Police Company led the way as one of the Army’s oldest military police units and continues to lead as one of the first units converted as part of the Army’s Modular Force Structure Plan. Under this plan, military police […]

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Field Manual Updates – military police field manuals

Field Manual Updates – military police field manuals – Brief Article FM 3-19.11, Military Police Special-Reaction Teams was sent to ATSC for authentication and printing 30 Sep 00. This FM is a guide for commanders, staffs, and trainers who are responsible for training and deploying military police (MP) special-reaction teams (SRTs). The distribution of this […]

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Evolution of the Office of the Provost Marshal General

Evolution of the Office of the Provost Marshal General Ronald Craig On 26 September 2003, the Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) was reestablished. It had been 29 years since the office was deactivated. Major General Donald J. Ryder, former commandant of the U.S. Army Military Police School and commander of the U.S. Army […]

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The Computer Crime Investigative Unit

The Computer Crime Investigative Unit – CCIU Carl W. Hunt Since computers were incorporated into the mainstream Army equipment inventory about 10 years ago, criminals have been finding ways to use them inappropriately. As computers have been networked to share information, criminals have evolved and the “hacker” emerged. Computers and networks are critical components of […]

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Operations of the U.S. Army MP School

Operations of the U.S. Army MP School – USAMPS William A. Oberholtzer Overview After 25 years at Fort McClellan, Alabama, USAMPS, the Law Enforcement Center of Excellence settled in its new home at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Joining USAMPS are the U.S. Army Chemical School, also from Fort McClellan, and the U.S. Army Engineer School. […]

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FM 3-19.1: Military Police Operations

FM 3-19.1: Military Police Operations – Brief Article Anthony Cruz On 22 March 2001, the Department of the Army (DA) approved Field Manual (FM) 3-19.1 and posted it to the Reimer Digital Library (RDL) on 5 April 2001. Our commandant had previously approved the final draft on 18 July 2000. With this approval, the MP […]

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M1 Portable Vehicle-Arresting Barrier

M1 Portable Vehicle-Arresting Barrier Linda Chico Since 28 May 2002, the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s) first nonlethal (NL) vehicle-stopping system, the M1 Portable Vehicle-Arresting Barrier (PVAB), is available for fielding as part of the Army’s Nonlethal Capability Set (NLCS). The Army’s Program Manager for Close Combat Systems (PM CCS) manages this joint-service-developed item with life-cycle […]

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Keep The Staff Ride Alive For The 21st Century

Keep The Staff Ride Alive For The 21st Century – Brief Article James L. Starkey Ask any mid-career officer what he knows or remembers about staff rides, and the answer is apt to be a passionate response about boredom, hating the Civil War, or less-than-fond memories of his Military Police Captain’s Career Course (MPCCC) or […]

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Logistics Security —: a critical mission in force protection

Logistics Security —: a critical mission in force protection – LOGSEC Chester S. Lemanski, Jr. Each day, the Department of Defense (DOD) provides worldwide support to our forces through a logistics system designed to get the equipment, supplies, and munitions from manufacturers, through the military depot system, to the troops on the front line. The […]