192nd Military Police Battalion

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192nd Military Police Battalion (I/R)
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Coat of arms
Active 1672 – present
Country  United States
Branch Army National Guard
Type Battalion
Role Detainee Operations
Garrison/HQ Niantic, Connecticut
Nickname Warriors
Motto SKILL AND FORCE!
Engagements

World War I

World War II

Global War on Terrorism

Decorations

Commanders
Current
commander
LTC
Notable
commanders
Benedict Arnold
Insignia
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The 192nd Military Police is a National Guard battalion assigned to the Connecticut Army National Guard. The battalion is assigned to the 85th Troop Command and is the Battalion Command for the 143rd Military Police Company (CS), 643rd Military Police Company (I/R), 928th Kennel Master, 11th and 119th Military Working Dog (MWD).

Lineage[edit]

The battalion's first ancestor was established 26 June 1672 in the Connecticut Militia as the Regiment of Fairfield County.

In the Revolutionary War a Militia of the 1st Battalion, 192d Field Artillery fought in the Battle of Saratoga (1777) and New York (1776–77).

The unit was re-designated as Company I and called to active duty to play its part in the Civil War efforts in September 1862. The unit fought in the Battle of Bull Run, Gettysburg, Georgia (1862), South Carolina (1862) and Louisiana (1863), Cold Harbor, and Petersburg.

During World War I, personnel from the unit took part in Oise-Aisne, Meuse-Argonne, and Champagne (1918) Campaigns.

The unit was re-designated in 1921 as the 192d Field Artillery Regiment and reassigned to the 43rd Infantry Division. The 192nd Field Artillery Regiment was mustered into federal service and assigned as the 68th Field Artillery Brigade, 43rd Infantry Division. It was re-designated as the 192nd Field Artillery Battalion on 10 February 1942.

During World War II the unit deployed to New Zealand in October 1942 and fought in the Pacific Theater of Operations in the Guadalcanal, New Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and the Philippines Campaign.

The 2/192nd Field Artillery Battalion was mobilized in April 2002 in support of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In September 2003 the Battalion was mobilized in support of Operation Noble Eagle III and was re-designated as the 192nd Chemical Battalion. The 192nd Chemical Battalion officially was re-designated into the 192nd Military Police Battalion 1 September 2008. On 27 May 2009 the Battalion and HHC was once again ordered into federal service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom VII. Headquarters and Headquarters Company deployed to Camp Cropper, Iraq, where it ran Detainee Operations. The unit redeployed on 10 May 2010.

Distinctive Unit Insignia and Coat of Arms[edit]

Distinctive Unit Insignia[edit]

Description: A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent, a cross Gules, overall a saltire Azure, that portion of the saltire upon the cross fimbriated of the field; on a chief of the second, a fleur-de-lis of the first. Attached below the shield a Red scroll inscribed "SKILL AND FORCE" in Silver letters.

Symbolism: The shield is white, the old facings of the Infantry. The red cross is for Revolutionary War service and the blue saltire for Civil War service. The fleur-de-lis on the red chief, the present color for Artillery, represents service as Artillery in France during World War I.

Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 192d Field Artillery Regiment on 25 March 1927. It was redesignated for the 192d Field Artillery Battalion on 28 July 1942. It was redesignated for the 192d Artillery Regiment on 15 January 1971. It was redesignated for the 192d Field Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1972. The insignia was redesignated with the description updated, for the 192d Chemical Battalion on 18 November 2003.

Coat of Arms[edit]

Blazon:

Shield: Argent, a cross Gules, overall a saltire Azure, that portion of the saltire upon the cross fimbriated of the field; on a chief of the second, a fleur-de-lis of the first.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Connecticut Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Argent and Gules, a grape vine supported and fructed Proper.

Motto: SKILL AND FORCE.

Symbolism:

Shield: The shield is white, the old facings of the Infantry. The red cross is for Revolutionary War service and the blue saltire for Civil War service. The fleur-de-lis on the red chief, the present color for Artillery, represents service as Artillery in France during World War I.

Crest: The crest is that of the Connecticut Army National Guard.

Background: The coat of arms was originally approved for the 192d Field Artillery Regiment on 25 March 1927. It was redesignated for the 192d Field Artillery Battalion on 16 July 1942. It was redesignated for the 192d Artillery Regiment on 15 January 1971. It was redesignated for the 192d Field Artillery Regiment on 19 July 1972. The insignia was redesignated for the 192d Chemical Battalion on 18 November 2003.[1]

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