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14th Military Police Brigade

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Branch  United States Army
Role  Military Police
Garrison/HQ  Fort Leonard Wood
Type  Active duty
Size  Brigade
14th Military Police Brigade

Country  United States of America

The 14th Military Police Brigade is a military police unit stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, in Missouri. The 14th Military Police Brigade provides the Army with Soldiers, DA Civilians, and leaders of character who provide the basic and advanced skills required to execute policing, detention, and security mobility support across the range of military operations.



The brigade comprises three MP training battalions:

  • 701st MP Battalion
  • 787th MP Battalion
  • 795th MP Battalion
  • Colonel Niave Knell is the brigade commander and Command Sergeant Major Michael Weatherholt is the brigade command sergeant major.


    The 14th Military Police Brigade was first activated as the 14th Military Police Group in Mannheim, Germany on 25 June 1965. The group was reorganized 10 June 1968 at Fort Meade, Maryland to provide support to the nation’s capital until it was reactivated and returned to Germany at Moehringen, Germany on 16 November 1981. It was reorganized and redesignated as the 14th Military Police Brigade on 16 August 1985 at Wilkin Kaserne, Kornwestheim, Germany.

    The brigade, composed of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the 385th Military Police Battalion in Kornwestheim, and the 793rd Military Police Battalion in Nurnberg, supported VII (US) Corps. It conducted rear combat operations, battlefield circulation control, prisoner of war operations and wartime law enforcement. The brigade also provided trained military police for peacetime force protection in the thirteen military communities of the VII (US) Corps. The brigade deployed with one battalion to Saudi Arabia in December 1990 in support of Operation Desert Shield while its remaining units provided security for the soldiers and families left in Germany. When Operation Desert Storm commenced in January 1991, the brigade commanded 21 units of active and reserve forces – 2,800 soldiers – until redeployed in May 1991. It was then inactivated at Kornwestheim, Germany on 17 March 1992 and reorganized at Mannheim, Germany on 18 March 1992 as the command and control headquarters for the 95th and 97th Military Police Battalions.

    NOt true. I got to Germany abt 25 May 1992 and was assigned to the 42 Military Police Group. We wore the USAEUR command patch. About August or September 1992, We reflagged as the 14th MP Brigade, and that's when they took over command and control of the 95th and 97 MP Battalions. Until then, they were under the 42 MP group.

    Then due to further reorganizing, the DOD decided that there would be only one MP Brigade in Germany, and they would be stationed in Mannheim. The 18 MP Brigade won the coin toss, and we at the 14th MP Brigade got the word that in the fall of 1994 we would be deactivated. Then the 18th MP Brigade was activated at Mannheim, and the 14th went away for just over five years, until they were reactivated in 1999.

    The 14th Military Police Brigade was later inactivated on 15 September 1994 at Mannheim, Germany. On 1 October 1999, as part of the move of the Military Police Corps Regiment from Fort McClellan, Alabama the brigade was reactivated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

    Lineage and Honors


    Constituted 24 June 1965 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 14th Military Police Group

    Activated 25 June 1965 in Germany

    Inactivated 20 June 1972 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

    Redesignated 16 November 1981 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 14th Military Police Group, and concurrently activated in Germany

    Reorganized and redesignated 16 August 1985 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 14th Military Police Brigade

    Inactivated 15 September 1994 in Germany

    Headquarters transferred 1 October 1999 to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

    Campaign participation credit

    Southwest Asia Defense of Saudi Arabia Liberation and Defense of Kuwait Cease-Fire


    Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991


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