95th Military Police Battalion

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95th Military Police Battalion
95MPBnDUI.svg
Distinctive unit insignia
Active 8 July 1945 - 10 June 2014
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Military police
Role Military police
Size Battalion
Part of 18th Military Police Brigade
21st Theater Sustainment Command
Garrison/HQ Kaiserslautern, Germany
Nickname Superstars
Motto SECURITY LAW ORDER.
Colors Green and Gold
Engagements World War II
Vietnam
Korea
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Decorations Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for KOREA 1950-1951
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1967
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for VIETNAM 1968
Army Superior Unit Award for 2001-2002
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for VIETNAM 1966-1972
Commanders
Commander Lieutenant Colonel James H. Walker II
Command Sergeant Major Command Sergeant Major James W. Breckinridge
Insignia
Coat of Arms 95 MP BN COA.png

The 95th Military Police Battalion is the largest, most geographically dispersed Military Police battalion in the United States Army.[citation needed] Currently located in Sembach, Germany, the unit falls under the command of the 18th Military Police Brigade.

Subordinate units[edit]

Lineage[edit]

  • Activated 8 July 1945 in Germany
  • Inactivated 24 June 1946 in Germany
  • Allotted 24 October 1950 to the Regular Army
  • Activated 30 October 1950 in Korea
  • Inactivated 15 August 1954 in Korea
  • Activated 25 November 1965 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Inactivated 13 April 1972 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Activated 21 March 1973 in Germany
  • Inactivated 10 June 2014 at Sembach, Germany

Unit honors[edit]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

Korean War:

  • UN Offensive
  • CCF Intervention
  • First UN Offensive
  • CCF Spring Offensive
  • UN Summer-Fall Offensive
  • Second Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  • Third Korean Winter
  • Korea, Summer 1953

Vietnam:

  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire

War on Terrorism:

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan

Decorations[edit]

Ribbon Award Year Notes
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation 1950 – 1951 KOREA
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation 1967 VIETNAM
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation 1968 VIETNAM
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg Superior Unit Award 2001 – 2002
Vietnam gallantry cross-w-palm-3d.svg Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm 1966 – 1972

Heraldry[1][edit]

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Motto[edit]

SUPERSTARS.

Distinctive unit insignia[edit]

The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 26 April 1966.

A gold colored metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) in height overall consisting of a green four pointed star surmounted by two gold clamps in saltire.

Green and yellow are the colors used for the Military Police. The crossed clamps designating a restrictive or restraining force and the star for guidance symbolize the mission of the Military Police Battalion.

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms was approved on 24 April 1974.

Shield[edit]

Vert, on a bend wavy Or between two griffins' heads couped of the last an oriental sword Sable.

Green and yellow (gold) are the colors used for the Military Police Corps. The griffin is a mythological creature famed for the attributes of vigilance, courage and strength and alludes to the unit. The color black suggests the robes of justices and the sword denotes leadership and military. The griffin heads, wavy bend and oriental sword together refer to the unit's three activations overseas: two in Europe and one in Asia.

Crest[edit]

On a wreath of the colors Or and Vert a rocky mound of the last and thereon a bamboo portcullis (gate) of three perpendicular bars Proper spiked Gules.

The bamboo portcullis alludes to Asia and the red spikes represent the Meritorious Unit Citations, one for Korea and two for Vietnam. The rocky mound and portcullis symbolize the adverse terrain, guerilla attacks and transient camps during the unit's mission in Korea. The portcullis and spikes also refer to security at Long Binh Ammunition Depot and the establishment of law and order for Long Binh Post during the Vietnam Conflict.

HHD, 95th MP Bn[edit]

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The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment for the 95th Military Police Battalion are the Rough Riders. The Detachment was colocated with the HHC 18th Military Police Brigade on Sembach Kaserne at time of inactivation 10 Jun 2014.

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