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Lineage and Honors Information as of 13 September 2007

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169th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY

 

Organized and chartered in January 1755 in the Rhode Island Militia at Westerly as the Artillery Company of Westerly and Charlestown

Redesignated in May 1758 as the Artillery Company of Westerly, Charlestown, and Hopkinton

Redesignated in October 1812 as the Washington Guards, a company of the 3d Regiment

Mustered into Federal service 25 July 1814 as Captain Coe's Company, Wood's State Corps, at Fort Adams, Rhode Island; mustered out of Federal service 23 February 1815 at Fort Adams, Rhode Island

Redesignated 13 August 1855 as the Westerly Rifle Company, a separate company

While remaining in state service during the Civil War, the Westerly Rifle Company additionally formed the following units:

Company I, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment, mustered into Federal service 2 May 1861 at Providence; mustered out of Federal service 2 August 1861 at Providence

Company B, 9th Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment, mustered into Federal service 26 May 1862 at Providence; mustered out of Federal service 2 September 1862 at Providence

Expanded in January 1873 to form the Battalion of the Westerly Rifles

Redesignated 1 May 1875 as Companies A and B, 3d Battalion of Infantry

Redesignated 16 November 1881 as Companies F and E, 1st Battalion of Infantry, respectively

Redesignated 1 June 1887 as Companies F and E, 1st Regiment of Infantry, respectively (Rhode Island Militia concurrently redesignated as the Brigade of Rhode Island Militia)

Companies F and E, 1st Regiment of Infantry, consolidated in 1895 to form Company E, 1st Regiment of Infantry

While remaining in state service Company E, 1st Regiment of Infantry, additionally formed Company K, 1st Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry;  mustered into Federal service
18 May 1898 at Quonset Point and mustered out of Federal service 30 March 1899 at Columbia, South Carolina

(Brigade of Rhode Island Militia redesignated 15 April 1907 as the Rhode Island National Guard)

Converted and redesignated 4 November 1908 as the 5th Company, 1st Artillery District, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated 3 September 1914 as the 5th Company, 1st Coast Defense Command, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated 18 December 1914 as the 5th Company, 1st Coast Artillery District, Coast Artillery Corps

Redesignated 2 January 1917 as the 5th Company, Rhode  Island Coast Artillery

Mustered into Federal service 2 April 1917 at Westerly; drafted into Federal service
5 August 1917

Redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 19th Company, Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay

Demobilized 20 December 1918 at Fort Getty, Rhode Island

Reconstituted 28 May 1921 in the Rhode Island National Guard as the 5th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and Federally recognized 3 June 1921 at Westerly

Reorganized and redesignated 31 January 1922 as the 349th Company, Coast Artillery Corps

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1923 as Battery E, 243d Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)

Reorganized and redesignated 11 July 1924 as Battery E, 243d Coast Artillery

Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Westerly

Reorganized and reesignated 7 October 1944 as Battery A, 189th Coast Artillery Battalion

Inactivated 1 April 1945 at Fort Wetherill, Rhode Island

Redesignated 2 July 1946 as Battery D, 705th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion

Reorganized and Federally recognized 23 April 1947 at Westerly

Ordered into active Federal service 14 August 1950 at Westerly; released from active Federal service 13 July 1952 and reverted to state control

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery D, 705th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1959 as Battery D, 1st Automatic Weapons Battalion, 243d Artillery

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Company C, 243d Engineer Battalion

Converted and redesignated 1 January 1968 as the 169th Military Police Company

Location changed 14 April 1995 to Warren

Consolidated 20 April 1995 with Detachment 1, 169th Military Police Company at Middletown (see ANNEX) and consolidated unit designated as the 169th Military Police Company

Ordered into active Federal service 3 August 2003 at Warren; released from active Federal service 1 August 2004 and reverted to state control

 

ANNEX

Organized and Federally recognized 7 May 1929 in the Rhode Island National Guard at Newport as Company F, 118th Engineers, an element of the 43d Division

Inducted into Federal service 24 February 1941 at Newport

Reorganized and redesignated 19 February 1942 as Company F, 177th Engineers; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 43d Division

Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1942 as Company F, 177th Engineer General Service Regiment

Disbanded 14 November 1944 in Alaska

Reconstituted 8 May 1945 in the Rhode Island National Guard

Converted and redesignated 2 July 1946 as Battery B, 243d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion

Reorganized and Federally recognized 14 April 1947 at Newport

Reorganized and redesignated 1 August 1951 as Battery B, 243d Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion

Redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery B, 243d Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1958 as Battery A, 705th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1959 as Battery A, 1st Automatic Weapons Battalion, 243d Artillery

Converted and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Company A, 243d Engineer Battalion

Converted and redesignated 1 February 1968 as Company A, 118th Military Police Battalion

Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1972 as the 1111th Military Police Company

Location changed 1 December 1983 to Bristol; on 1 December 1987 to Middletown

Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1990 as Detachment 1, 169th Military Police Company

HOME STATION:  Warren (less detachments at Bangor, Maine and Concord, New Hampshire)

 

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

                                                        Revolutionary War
                                                        Rhode Island 1777
                                                        Rhode Island 1778

                                                        War of 1812
                                                        Streamer without inscription

                                                        Civil War
                                                        Bull Run

                                                        World War II
                                                        Aleutian Islands

 

DECORATIONS

None

 

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

 

JEFFREY J. CLARKE
Chief of Military History


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