History of the 212 MP Co
The 212th Military Police Company has a history that spans across the globe. The company has served in every major war since World War II. The 212th Military Police Company was constituted on 1 January 1942 and activated on 15 May 1942 at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
During the Korean Conflict, the 212th Military Police Company served in every major campaign and received the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation as well as numerous other campaign credits. After the Korean Conflict, the company was relocated to Japan where it was inactivated on 24 June 1958. On 10 January 1966, the unit was reactivated for service in the Republic of Vietnam where it provided K9 support throughout the theater. As a result of their support, the 212th Military Police Company was awarded numerous campaign credits and streamers. The 212th Military Police Company was once again inactivated on 8 November 1972. On 27 October 1977, the unit was reactivated in Wuerzburg, Germany and settled in Kitzingen, Germany where it currently performs Military Police Combat Support in support of V Corps.
On 4 December 1990, the unit was deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During the war with Iraq, the unit performed EPW collection and internment and resettlement operations in Kuwait and Iraq. The 212th Military Police Company has also been deployed to various Baltic regions since 29 December 1995 including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Macedonia, Albania and on 15 June 2000 they returned from Kosovo, as a member of Task Force Hawk and Task Force Falcon. They deployed to Poland in support of Operation Victory Strike II from 13 September 2001 until 20 October 2001.
The 212th Military Police Company deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian from 25 November 2002 to 18 July 2003.
Posted by Richard Burch
Feb 16 2005 11:12:45:000AM