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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 September 2013

Headquarters and Headquarters Company
508th Military Police Battalion

  • Constituted 29 July 1921 in the Organized Reserves as the 308th Military Police Battalion
  • Withdrawn 1 January 1938 from the Organized Reserves and allotted to the Regular Army
  • Redesignated 1 June 1940 as the 508th Military Police Battalion¬†
  • Activated 20 March 1944 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 October 1947 as the 508th Military Police Service Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 20 September 1951 as the 508th Military Police Battalion
  • Inactivated 1 July 1964 in Germany
  • Activated 25 August 1967 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • (Companies A, B, C, and D inactivated 1 November 1970 at Fort Riley, Kansas)
  • Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment inactivated 29 March 1973 at Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Activated 16 October 2005 at Fort Lewis, Washington, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 508th Military Police Battalion

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • World War II
  • Rhineland
  • Central Europe
  • War on Terrorism
  • ¬† Iraq:
  • National Resolution
  • Iraqi Surge
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2006

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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