Naval Protection Force

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Naval Protection Force (Marineschutzkräfte)
Active 2005 - 2014
Country Germany
Branch German Navy
Type Marine (military)
Role Naval Protective Forces
Size 496 troops
Garrison/HQ Eckernförde
Commanders
Current
commander
Commander Edgar Behrends[1]
Notable
commanders
Commander Senior Grade Rehr, Commander Senior Grade Mügge

The Naval Protection Force (German: Marineschutzkräfte — MSK) was a marine unit of the German Navy. It had the size of a Battalion and was part of the 1st Flotilla (Einsatzflottille 1). It was established on April 1, 2005, but traces its roots back to 1958, when the so-called Sea battalion (Seebataillon) was activated. Its headquarters was in Eckernförde on the Baltic Sea. Next to the Naval Special Deployment Force (Spezialisierte Einsatzkräfte Marine, SEKM), the Naval Protection Force were considered to be an marine element within the German Navy.[2]

The Naval Protection Force battalion was organized into five units: one staff and support company, three naval protection companies and one military intelligence platoon.

On 1 April 2014 the Naval Protection Force became an integral part of the re-formed Seebataillon (Naval Force Protection Battalion).[3]

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