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Military Police contains information about military police functions in maneuver and mobility support, area security, law and order, internment/resettlement, and police intelligence operations.

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Spring 2016 Command Sergeant Major Richard A. Woodring Greetings again from the U.S. Army Military Police School! I am often reminded of the sacrifces and hardships we—as Soldiers, Families, and the ci- vilian workforce—bear being away from home while serving our great Nation. Fortunately for us, our operations tempo has slightly decreased, allowing more Families to be together rather than deployed. One constant within our Regiment is the desire to serve. Whether it's at home or abroad, military police Soldiers have always been willing to step forward and help others in need. No one supports our communities and installations better than military police Soldiers and their Families. Our support to events (such as National Night Out, the Special Olympics, and special events such as Halloween) are always highly recognized. I recently attended a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command workshop, where a focus was placed on creating a common career development model for all career man- agement felds. One area of the proposed model was the stewardship of the profession, with specifc emphasis on promoting the profession through community involvement, speaking engagements, professional writing, and volunteerism. I am convinced that it is a great addition to the career map. We, as Soldiers, are America—and service is in our blood. Most of us have spent our share of holidays deployed; but now, with more of us home, we have the ability to serve our communities—where our service is sometimes needed the most. Our Nation is well aware of our service when we are deployed, but doesn't often see what we can do when we are home. The holidays provide ample opportunity for us to extend our service and support to assist our communities and to give back to those who supported us and our Families while we were deployed. I ask that Soldiers and units seek out opportunities to support our communities—not just during the holidays, but year round. This not only benefts the communities, but also our profession in many ways. It builds esprit de corps within units, solidifes our bonds (and creates new ones) within our communities, motivates others to volunteer, fosters service, develops leaders, and enhances character development. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey recently directed a group of senior noncommissioned offcers to build the Army billboard through our interactions with our civilian communi- ties. 1 Our volunteerism allows us to tell the Army story through positive interaction. America needs leadership, and no one is better prepared than our outstanding military police Soldiers to provide that leadership on our installations and in our surrounding communities. One of the tenants of the Military Police Code of Ethics is, "I will promote by personal example the highest standards of Soldiering, stressing performance and professionalism." 2 While it may be hard to gauge how well one provides stewardship of the profession portion of the career development model, that is something that we should all consider in our pursuit of professional Soldiering. Thank you for your continued service. I am very proud of everything you do! Please take time to remember those who continue to Assist, Protect, and Defend around the world each and every day! Endnotes: 1 Chris McCullough, "SMA Dailey Tells USARPAC Town Hall Audience 'Every Soldier is a Billboard'," , p. 1, , accessed on 22 January 2016. 2 Field Manual (FM) 1905, The Military Police Handbook, 28 November 1975 (rescinded 15 September 1979). Army Doctrine Reference Publication 1, , 14 June 2015. FM 6-22, , 30 June 2015. U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Pamphlet 525-3-1, The U.S. Concept: Win in World—2020–2040, 31 October 2014. Regimental Command Sergeant Major 3

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