Military Police


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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The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) is offer- ing the opportunity to serve as an embedded liaison offcer (ELNO) in contingency locations in Kuwait, Iraq, Africa, and Italy. CALL is looking for quality offcer and noncommissioned offcer volunteers (colonels by exception, captains to lieu- tenant colonels, warrant offcers two through fve, and mas- ter sergeants to sergeants major) to fll ELNO positions. Tours, which are generally 365 days in duration, are open to Soldiers in the following categories: Regular Army, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, Individual Mobiliza- tion Augmentation, and Individual Ready Reserve. CALL ELNO duties include the following: y Serve as the face of CALL to the supported command. y Integrate into the supported command staff functions to collaborate and integrate the CALL support capability. I t is no secret that the Army is downsizing to a total Army force of 950,000 or less. Over my 30 years in the Army, I have never seen this type of number. This means that thousands of positions will be eliminated from the Army in order to achieve congressional mandates. A large number of those positions will belong to maneuver support Soldiers. More specifcally, these positions have been, and will continue to be, military police Soldiers. We have been forced to inactivate military police companies, battalions, and brigades to eliminate approximately 3,200 positions by fscal year 2018. When these units are inactivated, junior noncommissioned offcers and other junior Soldiers (who account for approximately 85 percent of company level positions) will be impacted the most. As these positions (Soldiers) are targeted for elimination, it is our responsibility to ensure that transitioning Soldiers are set up for success. We must make every effort to retain quality Soldiers in the Regiment. It may be necessary to offer quality Soldiers jobs outside of their current military occupational specialty (MOS). I have talked to senior leaders who admitted that as junior commanders they were not focused on the bigger picture. They never thought to offer a Soldier a job outside of his or her current MOS as a means to retain the Soldier in the Army. We cannot afford to be that narrowly focused. In this shrinking Army, we must (now more than ever) impress upon junior commanders and noncommissioned offcers the need to broaden their focus concerning opportunities within the Regiment. To retain as many quality Soldiers as possible, leaders must be aware of the opportunities available within the military police MOSs. We hear the term broadening used quite often pertaining to leader development. I believe that a basic knowledge of the military police core competencies of policing, investigations, corrections, and Soldiering constitutes broadening. Commanders and senior noncommissioned offcers should be able to counsel Soldiers on career opportunities available to them so that quality Soldiers can continue their service to the Military Police Regiment, the Army, and the Nation. As we move forward with a smaller Army, it is imperative that we have the right conversations so that, as spaces are eliminated, good Soldiers are retained. This will ensure that our Military Police Regiment and our Army remain strong and fully capable of defending freedom. MILITARY POLICE 4 Chief Warrant Offcer Five Leroy Shamburger Regimental Chief Warrant Officer y Collect and disseminate lessons learned and best practices between lessons learned organizations. y Conduct focused collections for CALL and the supported command. y Serve as a subject matter expert to teach, coach, and mentor units in their collections of lessons learned. If you are interested in applying for a position, contact CALL at . Some- one will contact you with further instructions. You can also call (913) 684-9515 (DSN: 552-9516) with questions or a re- quest for additional information.

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