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MILITARY POLICE 46 to discuss what decisions had been made during that day and how those decisions would affect the future battle. Captain Andrew Briggs, com- mander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion, felt that viewing the sites in person was more useful than just looking at a map. The second day of the staff ride was spent touring the actual site of the Battle of the Washita River. "The staff ride overall was an excellent opportunity to apply our doctrine against a historical battle," said First Sergeant Stephen Palazzo, 212th Military Police Company, 93d Mili- tary Police Battalion. "Being able to stand on the same spot that Lieuten- ant Colonel Custer and his troops once occupied was quite nostalgic." As they toured the battlefeld, the leaders stopped at key decision sites to discuss the decisions that were made at each point and relate them to what was going on during the battle. "Application of the mission command principles during analysis, specifcally in regards to Custer's inability to create a shared understand- ing among his subordinate commanders and provide a clear commander's intent for actions to take immediately after the attack on Black Kettle's village, highlighted how critical all aspects of mission command are during battle," said Cap- tain Megan Evans, commander of the 977th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion. Leaders from throughout the 89th Military Police Bri- gade will be able to use the lessons learned during the staff ride in current and future assignments. Moreover, they'll be able to apply these lessons learned to the present-day opera- tional environment and share them with the Army leaders of tomorrow. Captain Steven Abadia, commander of the 202d Military Police Company, 93d Military Battalion, stated that staff rides offer units the ability to gather lessons learned from military predecessors and enhance leaders' critical thinking ability regarding military strategy. He also stated that staff rides provide an excellent venue for leaders to congregate, share ideas and experiences, and build unit esprit de corps. This event proved to have a lasting impact on the lead- ers of the 89th Military Police Brigade through in-depth discussions on the actual battlefeld. Captain Matthew Morgan, commander of the Headquarters and Head- quarters Detachment, 93d Military Police Battalion, stated that having the major successes and failures of the battle broken down in detail for 2 days straight pro- vided a very clear idea of the mission command role in each phase and how all of the external factors and ele- ments can affect or change the outcome throughout the entire process. Overall, the staff ride was a world-class event in which the 89th Military Police Brigade set the standard for others to emulate. - offcer with the Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve, currently deployed in Southeast Asia. At the this article was written, he was serving as the public affairs offcer for the 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas. Soldiers with the 89th Military Police Brigade discuss historical events that took place on the Washita Battlefeld National Historical Site. Soldiers take a moment to read some of the memorials at the Washita Battlefeld National Historical Site.

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