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Lineage and Honors Information as of 23 March 2015

591st Military Police Company
(Iron Spartans)

  • Constituted 10 June 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 191st Military Police Company
  • Activated 24 June 1943 in North Africa
  • Inactivated 12 June 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey
  • Redesignated 9 December 1948 as the 591st Military Police Company
  • Activated 15 January 1949 at Fort Bliss, Texas, and concurrently allotted to the Regular Army
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 May 1950 as the 591st Military Police Company, Post, Camp, or Station
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 June 1954 as the 591st Military Police Company
  • Inactivated 1 January 1983 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Activated 18 February 2008 at Fort Bliss, Texas

Campaign Participation Credit

  • World War II
  • Rome-Arno
  • Southern France
  • War on Terrorism
  • Iraq:
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)


  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2009-2010

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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