177th Military Police Brigade (United States)

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177th Military Police Brigade
177MPBbeSSI.svg
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1 April 1976 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Military Police Brigade
Role Military Police
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Taylor, Michigan
Motto Eye of the Tiger
Engagements Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Stephen Potter
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 177MPBdeDUI.png

The 177th Military Police Brigade (Combat Support) is a military police brigade of the United States Army based in Taylor, Michigan. It is the largest component of the Michigan Army National Guard.[1]

History[edit]

The 177th Military Police Brigade was first organized on 14 June 1921 in the Michigan National Guard at Detroit as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Separate Squadron, Cavalry. It was redesignated on 1 July 1921 as Headquarters Detachment, 1st Squadron, 106th Cavalry, an element of the 22nd Cavalry Division. The unit was reorganized and redesignated on 10 April 1929 as Troop I, 106th Cavalry. It converted and was redesignated on 20 September 1940 as Battery E, 210th Coast Artillery, and subsequently relieved from assignment to the 22nd Cavalry Division.[2]

It was inducted into Federal service on 24 February 1941 at Detroit before being reorganized and redesignated on 14 February 1944 as Battery A, 593rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. It inactivated on 1 November 1944 at Camp Howze, Texas.[2]

The unit was reformed on 20 January 1947 at Detroit as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 46th Division Artillery. It reorganized and was redesignated on 1 April 1960 as Headquarter and Headquarters Battery, 46th Infantry Division Artillery. It was ordered into active Federal service on 24 July 1967 at Detroit; and released from active Federal service on 2 August 1967 at which point it reverted to state control. It was reorganized and redesignated on 1 February 1968 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 157th Artillery Group, and relieved from assignment to the 46th Infantry Division. It was redesignated on 1 February 1972 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 157th Field Artillery Group.[2]

The unit was converted and redesignated on 1 April 1976 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 177th Military Police Group. It received its distinctive unit insignia on 5 January 1977.[3] It was reorganized and redesignated on 7 November 1985 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 177th Military Police Brigade. It received a shoulder sleeve insignia on 29 June 1988.[3] The unit relocated on 1 September 1991 to Taylor.[2]


Subordinate Units:

210th Military Police Battalion - HQ - Taylor Armor, Taylor, MI

46th Military Police Company – Cheboygan, MI

144th Military Police Company – Owosso, MI

1775th Military Police Company – Pontiac, MI

1776th Military Police Company – Taylor, MI

631st Troop Command - Lansing, MI

460th Chemical Company - Battle Creek, MI

126th Signal Company - Kalamazoo, MI

156th Signal Company - Adrian, MI

1208th interpreter Detachment - Lansing, MI

507th Engineer Battalion Kalamazoo, MI

References[edit]

  1. ^ 177th MP Brigade Homepage, 177th MP Brigade. Retrieved 16 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d GlobalSecurity.org: 177th Military Police Brigade, GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 16 August 2008.
  3. ^ a b The Institute of Heraldry: 177th Military Police Brigade, United States Army. Retrieved 16 August 2008.