290th Military Police Brigade

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290th Military Police Brigade
290MPBdeSSI.jpg
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Country United States
Branch Army Reserve
Type Military Police Brigade
Role Military Police
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Nashville, Tennessee
Motto Custody with Honor[1]
Colors Green and Gold
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Patton K. Pickens
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 290MPBdeDUI.jpg

The 290th Military Police Brigade is a Military Police unit of the United States Army.

History[edit]

Insignia[edit]

The partizans were medieval weapons. They are crossed to indicate control of exit and entry. The circular embattled area is symbolic of the prisoner of war camps and military security facilities commanded and operated by the brigade. The two partizans, nine sides of the nonagon and circular center allude to the numerical designation (2-9-0) of the unit.[2]

Subordinate Units[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Army heraldic crests: a complete illustrated history of authorized Distinctive Unit Insignia By Barry Jason Stein, Peter Joseph Capelotti
  2. ^ Stein, Barry Jason; Capelotti, Peter Joseph. U.S. Army heraldic crests: a complete illustrated history of authorized Distinctive Unit Insignia. University of South Carolina Press.