Unit Details

Military Police Unit
1942 - Present

History The 212TH MP Company was constituted on Jan. 1, 1942, and activated on May 15, 1942, at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Between May 15, 1942, and Feb. 19, 2010, it was activated and inactivated eight times. Between 1950 and 1953, the unit was allotted to the regular Army where it served honorably in the Republic of Korea earning the Republic of Korea Presidential Company Citation. After the Korean conflict, the unit was relocated to Japan and was inactivated on June 24, 1958. The unit then activated on April 15, 1960, in Italy before being inactivated August 16, 1965. On Jan. 10, 1966, the unit was reactivated to provide K9 support in the republic of Vietnam. Prior to being inactivated on Nov. 8, 1972, the unit was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for its actions in Vietnam. On Oct. 21, 1977, the unit was activated in Wuerzburg, Germany, and settled in Kitzingen, Germany, where it performed Military Police Combat support in Support of V CORPS. The unit deployed to Southwest Asia on Dec. 4, 1990, in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, during the Gulf War, the unit performed Internment and Resettlement Operations in Kuwait and Iraq. Since Dec. 29, 1995, the unit has deployed to various Baltic Regions including Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Macedonia, and Albania. The unit returned June 15, 2000, from Kosovo after supporting Task Force Hawk and Task Force Falcon. The unit deployed to Poland in support of Operation Victory Strike from Sept. 13, 2001, until Oct. 20, 2001. The unit then deployed to Kosovo from Nov. 25, 2002, until July 18, 2003, in support of Operation Joint Guardian from March 2008 until May 2009, the unit deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit was then inactivated in Germany on Feb. 4, 2010. Feb. 19, 2010, marks the activation and restationing of the 212TH MP Company at Fort Bliss, Texas.

399 Members Who Served in This Unit


  • Abshire, Marlene, 1SG, (1987-2007)
  • Ahles, Joseph, SSG, (1988-Present)
  • Akins, Benjamin, SP 4, (2006-2008)
  • ALFEREZ, JOSE, SSG, (2000-Present)
  • Allen, Reginald, SGT, (1980-1991)
  • Allen, Todd, SFC, (1975-1996)
  • Anderson, Harold, SFC, (1997-2008)
  • Anderson, Joel, SGT, (1987-1998)
  • Anderson, Tim "Andy", MSG, (1967-1989)
  • Anderson, William, SGT, (1990-1998)
  • ARGOTH, ROYCER, SPC, (2008-Present)
  • ARMENTA, RONALD, SFC, (1973-1994)
  • Arnold, Craig, 1SG, (1988-2008)
  • Ashley, Robert, SSG, (1999-2007)
  • Atchison, Rob, SSG, (1991-2002)
  • Avery, Jason, SP 4, (1988-1992)
  • Bailey, Trevor, PFC, (1986-1989)
  • Baird, Justin, SFC, (2000-Present)
  • Baker, Bill, SP 4, (1980-1983)
  • BAKER, KEVIN, CPL, (1996-2011)
  • Baker, Michael, SGT, (1997-2013)
  • Bandtlow, Steven, SP 4, (1967-1969)
  • Baringer, Michelle, SGT, (2000-2005)
  • Barnum, Nicholas, SSG, (2001-Present)
  • Barrett, James, SSG, (2001-Present)
  • Barrett, Jeffrey, SSG, (2000-2009)
  • Bass, Robert, 1SG, (1970-1994)
  • Baughman, Rob, SGT, (1971-1977)
  • Baughn, James, SGT, (1983-1986)
  • Baxter, Derek, SPC, (1995-2004)
  • Beach, Timothy, SP 4, (1981-1984)
  • Beard, Thomas, SGT, (2003-Present)
  • Beck, Brandon, SP 4, (2002-2007)
  • Becker, Jonathan, SSG, (2006-Present)
  • Bencheck, Robert, SFC, (1984-2013)
  • Bennett, Larry, SP 4, (1969-1971)
  • Benyo, Nick, SFC, (2000-2008)
  • Berry, John, 1SG, (1990-Present)
  • Beverly, Andrew, SSG, (2002-Present)
  • Beverly, Carlton, SP 4, (1979-1982)
  • Biehle, Donald, SGT, (1991-2000)
  • Bird, Jonathan, CPL, (2000-2008)
  • Bird, Jonathan, CPL, (2000-2005)
  • BIRDWELL, MORGAN, SP 4, (2006-Present)
  • Bitle, Elizabeth, SSG, (2004-Present)
  • Blanchard, Beau, SSG, (1989-Present)
  • Blanton, Thomas, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Bolden, Carla, SSG, (1995-2008)

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Unit History
Battle/Operations History
  • Korean War/UN Defensive (1950) (Jun 1950 - Sep 1950)
    • Korean War/UN Offensive (1950) (Sep 1950 - Nov 1950)
    • Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51) (Nov 1950 - Jan 1951)
    • Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951) (Jan 1951 - Apr 1951)
    • Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951) (Apr 1951 - Jul 1951)
      • Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951) (Jul 1951 - Nov 1951)
        • Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53) (Dec 1952 - Apr 1953)

          • Korean War/Korean Summer (1953) (May 1953 - Jul 1953)
            Unit Timeline
            Operation Joint Guardian (KFOR)

            On 10 June 1999, the UN Security Council adopted a detailed resolution that outlined the civil administration and peacekeeping responsibilities in Kosovo and paved the way for peaceful settlement o ... More

            The force had a unified NATO chain of command under the political direction of the North Atlantic Council in consultation with non-NATO force contributors. The NATO countries were united that in the absence of the NATO Joint Guardian force at the core of any international security presence in Kosovo, the refugees would not return and the other NATO objectives would not be met. A NATO force at the core of an international security presence was regarded as the magnet to attract the refugees back. In the absence of a NATO force with American participation, it was the view of the US Government that it was unrealistic to think the Kosovar Albanians would disarm the KLA, something of great interest to Russia. The US believed that if NATO forces deployed, the rationale for the Kosovar Liberation Army having an armed force to protect itself against Serbs would disappear. The Rambouillet envisaged something like 2,500 Serb military and 2,500 police for a year, though with the commencement of Operation Allied Force NATO required all of those forces going, in views of the probability that the Kosovar Albanians would not come home to a situation where those same forces remain at their posts. NATO envisaged the standing up of thousands of Kosovar Albanian police, including possibly people from the KLA, who would be trained by the international community and could serve police functions.

            NATO did not contemplate a partition of Kosovo. It had been unofficially suggested that one possible solution was a de facto partition of Kosovo whereby the Russians would patrol the north, the mineral-rich areas, and NATO would patrol the south.

            Before Allied Force began operating, NATO had plans to put in a peacekeeping force of 28,000 people. Of that, 4,000 people would have been Americans. By mid-May 1999 NATO had reassessed its Op Plan for the Joint Guardian mission to see to what degree they would need reinforcement beyond the level that was originally foreseen for the KFOR [Kosovo force] international security presence in Kosovo. NATO had 16,000 troops deployed in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia trained for their mission as well as dealing with the enormous refugee inflow. Certain reinforcements from the UK and from Germany were arrived as of mid-May.

            The NATO pre-deployment in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was conducted to be in a position to move very quickly into Kosovo to set up an initial military command structure and an initial infrastructure to get the basic functions going. The goal was not only for other NATO troops to come in quickly but also for the transition authority and for the humanitarian relief organizations, which in the very early stages would need a great deal of military back-up, to establish themselves by the time the NATO core element was on the ground in Kosovo.

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            1999 - 2100
            Meritorious Unit Commendation
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            12 Nov 10 to 25 Oct 11 DA GO 2013-57
            OIF/Iraqi Sovereignty (2009-10)
            During 2008 and 2009, all non-U.S. foreign forces withdrew from Iraq. Withdrawal of all non-U.S. forces was complete by 31 July 2009. As of 1 January 2009, the Iraqi government became fully responsibl ... More
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            2009 - 2010
            OIF/Iraqi Surge (2007-08)
            In the context of the Iraq War, the surge refers to United States President George W. Bush's 2007 increase in the number of American troops in order to provide security to Baghdad and Al Anbar Provinc ... More
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            2007 - 2008
            Lineage and Honors
            212th Military Police Company Constituted Jan. 1, 1942, in the Army of the United States as the 212th Military Police Company Activated May 15, 1942, at Fort Huachuca, Arizona Allotted Nov. 1 ... More
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            OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation I (2001-06)
            The United Nations authorized an international force – the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – with a mandate to help the Afghans maintain security in Kabul and surrounding ar ... More
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            2001 - 2006
            Army Superior Unit Award Ribbon
            The Superior Unit Award may be awarded during peacetime for outstanding meritorious performance of a difficult and challenging mission carried out under extraordinary circumstances. The unit must disp ... More
            15 Oct 95 to 10 Dec 96 2001-25 / 2005-09
            Training Exercise - Victory Strike II

            Victory Strike II was planned and scheduled long before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, but it had a high degree of applicability to the current situation. The exer ... More

            The brand-new Strike CP has people in V Corps and U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) headquarters excited for a number of reasons. We can’t show you any photographs of its interior because much of it is classified, but suffice it to say that it is loaded with electronic whiz-bang features, many of which use commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. On the outside, it looks much the same as any other CP or tactical operations center—green tents and camouflage nets.

            You might say that Sgt. Maj. Brand likes the Strike CP; so does the V Corps commanding general, Lt. Gen. William S. Wallace. He said Victory Strike II revolved around three main pieces from the corps-level perspective, one of which was trying out the Strike CP. “Victory Strike II has given us the chance to validate the Strike CP concept of being a deployable Army and joint CP that is able to execute command and control when it arrives,” Gen. Wallace explained.

            The Strike CP is an Army Transformation initiative created by U.S. Army Europe and V Corps to address deployability. The goal was to develop and field a modular-based CP that incorporated all the subsystems of the Army Battle Command System and that could be deployable to a contingency area by C-130 aircraft. It had to be able to function as a first-on-the-ground CP for any level, ranging from a corps advance party to a joint contingency headquarters, and be able to receive and incorporate follow-on, interoperable staff components. And it had to have a small footprint. Operating for Victory Strike II, the Strike CP was a little larger than the size of a brigade CP, about half the size of the corps main CP.

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            2001 - 2001
            Southwest Asia Cease-Fire (Iraq)
            While several operations occurred in the geographical areas described above between April 12, 1991, and November 30, 1995, including Operation Provide Comfort (June 1, 1992 – November 30, 1995), ... More
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            1991 - 1995
            Meritorious Unit Commendation
            The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
            8 Nov 90 to 30 May 91 DA GO 1992-17 / 2001-29 SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
            Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
            In 1990, fellow Arab Gulf states refused to endorse Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's plan to cut production and raise the price of oil, leaving him frustrated and paranoid. Iraq had incurred a mountain o ... More
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            1990 - 1991
            Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
            The Liberation of Kuwait was the campaign to retake Kuwait from Iraq after the massive air campaign, between 24–28 February 1991. U.S. troops and the Coalition entered to find the Iraqis surrend ... More
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            1991 - 1991
            Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
            This campaign was from 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973. On 30 March 1972 the North Vietnamese Army launched its greatest offensive of the entire war. The enemy deployed the greatest array of troops ... More
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            1972 - 1973
            Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
            This campaign was from 1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972.. The U.S. continued to reduce its ground presence in South Vietnam during late 1971 and early 1972, but American air attacks increased while bo ... More
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            1971 - 1972
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
            This campaign was from 1 Jul 1970 to 30 June 1971. Fighting continued in Cambodia during early February before and after South Vietnam began its U.S.-aided drive in Laos, Lam Son 719, the most signifi ... More
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            1970 - 1971
            Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
            This campaign was from 1 July to 30 November 1971. This period witnessed additional progress in the Vietnamization program which included turning over the ground war to South Vietnam, sustaining the ... More
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            1971 - 1971
            Meritorious Unit Commendation
            The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat ... More
            15 Feb 68-1 Feb 69 DAGO 36, 70 VIETNAM 1968-1969
            Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
            This campaign was from 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970. An increase in enemy-initiated attacks, at the highest level since 4-5 September signaled the start of the first phase of the Communist winter ... More
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            1969 - 1970
            Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
            This campaign was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. This campaign was mainly concerned with the Allied incursion into Cambodia, codenamed Operation ROCK CRUSHER. As American withdrawal from South Vietnam pr ... More
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            1970 - 1970
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
            This campaign was from 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969. In November 1968 the South Vietnam government with American support began a concentrated effort to expand security in the countryside. This ... More
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            1968 - 1969
            Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
            This campaign was from 23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressi ... More
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            1969 - 1969
            Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
            This campaign was from 9 June to 31 October 1969. During the summer and fall of 1969, conduct of operations was increasingly turned over to Vietnamese, US troops withdrew in greater numbers amid reaff ... More
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            1969 - 1969
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
            This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, ... More
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            1967 - 1968
            Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
            This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale ... More
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            1968 - 1968
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
            This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

            Operations PEGASUS-Lam ... More
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            1968 - 1968
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
            This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy att ... More
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            1968 - 1968
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
            This campaign was from 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of political ... More
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            1966 - 1967
            Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
            This campaign was from 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of pol ... More
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            1965 - 1966
            Korean Presidential Unit Citation
            The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
            KOREA 1950-1952 19 Sep 50-31 Jul 52, DA GO 33-53
            Korean Presidential Unit Citation
            The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation is a military unit award issued by the government of South Korea to both South Korean and foreign military units.
            KOREA 1952-1953 15 Feb 52-27 Jul 53, DA GO 89-53
            Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
            Third Korean Winter, 1 December 1952 - 30 April 1953. Meanwhile the armistice talks had stalled. Discord over several issues, but principally the exchange of prisoners of war, had prevente ... More
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            1952 - 1953
            Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
            Korea, Summer 1953, 1 May - 27 July 1953. There was little activity anywhere along the front as 1953 began. Then, as spring approached, the enemy renewed his attacks against the Eighth Arm ... More
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            1953 - 1953
            Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
            As 1951 drew to a close, a lull had settled over the battlefield. Fighting tapered off to a routine of patrol clashes, raids, and bitter small-unit struggles for key outpost positions. The lull result ... More
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            1951 - 1952
            Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
            In May the enemy became bolder, increasing his probing attacks and patrols, intensifying his artillery fire, and aggressively interrupting U.N. patrols. In May 1952 an estimated total of 102,000 artil ... More
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            1952 - 1952
            Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
            On 1 November Chinese elements were identified south of the Changjin Reservoir, and within ten days twelve divisions of the Chinese Communist Forces were identified. In the northwest, strong enemy att ... More
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            1950 - 1951
            Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
            A reconnaissance in force by elements of the 1st Cavalry Division on 22 January revealed that the enemy had withdrawn from frontline positions. The task force returned after having met little resistan ... More
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            1951 - 1951
            Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
            On 22 April enemy activity across the whole front suddenly increased and the U.N. advance halted abruptly. The expected spring offensive was at hand.

            Following a four- ... More
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            1951 - 1951
            Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
            On 23 June 1951 Jacob Malik, Deputy Foreign Minister of the U.S.S.R., made a statement in a recorded broadcast in New York implying Chinese and North Korean willingness to discuss armistic ... More
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            1951 - 1951
            Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
            June to September 1950. Communist efforts to divide the South Koreans against themselves having failed, the North Koreans decided to attempt their subjugation by military force. At 0400, S ... More
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            1950 - 1950
            Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
            MacArthur planned an amphibious landing at Inch' on, a port of the Yellow Sea 25 miles west of Seoul, to be followed by an advance to recapture the city and block North Korean troop movements and supp ... More
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            1950 - 1950
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