759th Military Police Battalion

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759th Military Police Battalion
Active19 August 1942 - 1 November 1953 Germany
6 June 1968 - Present
CountryUnited States
BranchUnited States Army
TypeMilitary Police
RoleMilitary Police
SizeBattalion
Part of89th Military Police Brigade (United States)
Garrison/HQFort Carson, CO
Nickname(s)Lone Sentinel
Motto(s)"Tenez La Porte" Hold the Gate
ColorsGreen and Gold
EngagementsWorld War II
Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
DecorationsJoint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Commendation (3)
Navy Unit Commendation

Army Superior Unit Award
Battle honoursOperation Phantom Fury
Commanders
CommanderLieutenant Colonel Ryan C. Cagle
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia759MPBnDUI.jpg
89th MP BDE Shoulder Patch89MPBdeSSI.png

The 759th Military Police Battalion is a military police battalion in the United States Army. It is currently stationed at Fort Carson, CO – "The Mountain Post". It is administratively controlled by the 43rd Sustainment Brigade at Fort Carson, and is a part of the 89th Military Police Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas.[1]

Subordinate units[edit]

Campaign participation[edit]

World War II[edit]

  • Naples-Foggia
  • Rome-Arno
  • Southern France (with arrowhead)
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes-Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Germany

Cold War[edit]

Southwest Asia[edit]

Unit decorations[edit]

Ribbon Award Year Notes
Joint Meritorious Unit Award ribbon.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award 1994 for service in Guantanmo Bay
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) 1990– 1991 for service in Southwest Asia
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) 2004 for service in Iraq
Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) 2006– 2007 for service in Iraq
U.S. Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Unit Commendation (Navy) 2004 for service in Operation Phantom Fury, Fallujah, Iraq
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg Superior Unit Award 1996– 1997

References[edit]

  • US Army Center for History [1]

External links[edit]