759th Military Police Battalion

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759th Military Police Battalion
Active 19 August 1942 - 1 November 1953 Germany
6 June 1968 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Military Police
Role Military Police
Size Battalion
Part of 89th Military Police Brigade (United States)
Garrison/HQ Fort Carson, CO
Nickname(s) Lone Sentinel
Motto(s) "Tenez La Porte" Hold the Gate
Colors Green and Gold
Engagements World War II
Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom

Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Commendation (3)
Navy Unit Commendation

Army Superior Unit Award
Battle honours Operation Phantom Fury
Commander Lieutenant Colonel McNellis
Distinctive Unit Insignia 759MPBnDUI.jpg
89th MP BDE Shoulder Patch 89MPBdeSSI.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
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


  • US Army Center for History [1]

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