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HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
5th MILITARY POLICE BATTALION

 

Constituted 26 December 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 5th Section, Criminal Investigation

        Activated 25 January 1943 at Fort Custer, Michigan

        Reorganized and redesignated 29 December 1944 as the 5th Military Police Criminal Investigation Detachment

        Inactivated 15 March 1949 in Germany

        Allotted 8 June 1949 to the Regular Army

        Activated 20 June 1949 at Washington, D.C.

        Inactivated 19 May 1954 at Washington, D.C.

        Redesignated 31 July 1956 as the 5th Military Police Detachment

        Activated 15 August 1956 in Italy

        Inactivated 9 June 1969 in Italy

        Activated 8 March 1971 in Vietnam

        Inactivated 15 August 1972 in Vietnam

        Activated 1 October 1983 in Germany

        Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1996 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 5th Military Police Battalion

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
Normandy
Northern France
Rhineland
                                
Vietnam
Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Consolidation I
Consolidation II
Cease-Fire

                                           

DECORATIONS

None

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

PETER D. CREAN
COL, LG
Director, Center of Military History


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