Broker, Bernhard, SFC

Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
95B-V5-Military Police Investigator
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1980-1983, 95BV5, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
Previously Held MOS
111.1-Rifleman
91A-Medical Corpsman
91B10-Combat Medic
95B-Military Policeman
95BV5-Military Police Investigator
Service Years
1963 - 1983
Foreign Language(s)
Dutch-Flemish
German
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of Saint Michael


Honor Guard
Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Army Military Police Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) French Fourragere 101st Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Military Police MP Shoulder Cord Zouave Badge

Order of the Marechaussee Order of Saint Michael (Gold) 101st Recondo School


 Military Association Memberships
82nd Airborne Division AssociationAlamo Chapter
  1983, 82nd Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Military Police Regimental Association (MPRA), Alamo Chapter (Assistant Commandant) (Lackland AFB, Texas) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

*****Formerly a Dutch Citizen/1st Generation Immigrant from the Netherlands*****
*****Have been and Always Will be a Proud American!*****

I started my U.S. Army Career as an Airborne Infantryman in 1963; then was cross-trained to be an Airborne Combat Medic for the 1/502nd Infantry Bn. (Abn), 101st Airborne Division.
Vietnam 1966-1967.

In 1967, I was assigned to HHC, 1/509th Infantry/Mechanized Bde. (Abn) in Mainz, Germany to leave the infamous jungles and rice paddies of the former Republic of Vietnam. I got to learn how to operate an APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) and how to keep an eye out for the Russian and East German soldiers.
 
In 1968, I was re-trained to be a Military Policeman and was assigned to the only Paratrooper MP Platoon (1st MP Platoon (Abn), 8th MP Co., 8th Infantry Division) in Germany in support of the 1st Brigade 509th Infantry/Mechanized (Abn). We were also the 8th Infantry Division's Honor Guard. Note: the majority of the 8th Infantry Division was non-airborne.

As a U.S. Army Master Parachutist , I had  also been awarded with Parachutist Wings of the former Republic of South Vietnam and the former country of West-Germany.

Did many assignments as an Military Police Investigator (MPI) to assist the US Army CID with undercover operations in CONUS and in the former West-Germany.

Subsequently received training from the US Customs Service to function as the first supervisor for the Schinnen Field Office Border Operations (42nd MP Group (Customs)) Schinnen, The Netherlands to conduct drug suppression operations at the Dutch/Belgian/German border crossings.

*****I did receive my promotion to Master Sergeant E-8 in May of 1982, but declined the promotion in lieu of retiring in April of 1983. 

Completed my military career at Fort Bragg, NC with the 118th MP Co. (Abn) (note: this was my 2nd assignment to this unit) as a Platoon Sergeant and Field First Sergeant respectively (and, having also ran the Ft. Bragg CID Drug Suppression Team for about 1 1/2 year prior).

Started my civilian police career as a Sheriff Deputy/Investigator in Georgetown, CO; 
then served with the Aurora Police Department in Aurora, CO (Patrol, FTO, PAR, DART, and subsequently as a Detective (was the department's representative with the Denver Field Office U.S. Custom Service); 
and in  October of 1999 I was selected and hired to be the Chief of Police for the Fairplay Police Department in Fairplay, CO.

Just an extra note...., many assignments as an Military Police Investigator and subsequently as a Police Detective included undercover operations working for the FBI, DEA, Secret Service (VIP Protection), the US Customs Service, and working with the Dutch Marechausee (Military Police), German Bundes Grenzschutz (Federal Police) and the Belgian Gendarmerie (Federal Police).

My wife and I then moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2002. I tried working the casinos (did not like it), then worked for the first TSA/Homeland Security department at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Currently retired (May 9, 2014) from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (AKA: LVCVA) as an Senior Convention Authority Officer.
   
Other Comments:

Member of the Blue Knights International (Police Officers Motorcycle Club);
Member of the International Police Association (AKA: IPA);

Member of the Fraternity Order of Police (AKA: FOP); and 
Formerly a member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

Member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association (Rocky Mountain Chapter);
Former member with the 101st Airborne Division Association (twice President of the Rocky Mountain Eagle Chapter in Denver, CO).

   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Medical 1st Award
Driver-W
Driver-T
Master Parachutist
Rifle
Pistol
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1963, 10th Battle Group, 3rd Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), B/12
 Unit Assignments
Airborne SchoolDivision Support Command (DISCOM), 101st Airborne DivisionRecondo School 101st Airborne1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment
1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)U.S. Army8th Infantry DivisionNATO School Oberammergau/SHAPE
15th Military Police BrigadeXVIII Airborne Corps(DLI West) German Language CourseUSAG Hawaii
42nd Military Police Group (Customs)Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC)16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
  1963-1963, 111.1, Airborne School
  1963-1964, 111.1, Division Support Command (DISCOM), 101st Airborne Division/326th Medical Company
  1964-1964, 111.1, Recondo School 101st Airborne
  1965-1967, 91A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment /HHC
  1967-1968, 91B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
  1968-1968, 95B, Airborne School
  1968-1969, 95B, 8th Military Police Company/1st Platoon
  1969-1969, NATO School Oberammergau/SHAPE
  1969-1970, 95B, 15th Military Police Brigade
  1970-1970, 95B, Jumpmaster Course
  1970-1972, 95B-V5, XVIII Airborne Corps
  1973-1973, (DLI West) German Language Course
  1973-1973, 95B-V5, USAG Hawaii/38th Military Police Detachment
  1973-1976, 95B, 42nd Military Police Group (Customs)
  1974-1974, 95BV5, Military Police Investigator's Course
  1977-1980, 95B-V5, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC)
  1980-1983, 95BV5, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
  1980-1983, 95BV5, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)/Battle of A Shau4
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Attleboro5
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Reflections on Service
SFC
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland, European DivisionCampbell UniversityColumbia College
  1973-1976, University of Maryland, European Division
  1981-1982, Campbell University
  1984-1987, Columbia College1
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  Award from Mayor Goodman of Las Vegas.1
  Heli Expo International 3-6-20131
  Mar 31, 1983, Retired1
  Aug 15, 1983, Clear Creek County Deputy Sheriff3
  Oct 22, 1984, Aurora Police Department Patrol/FTO/and PAR Officer3
  Sep 15, 1991, Aurora Police Department Motor Officer3
  Jan 06, 1996, Aurora Police Department Detective3
  Oct 25, 1999, Fairplay Police Department Chief of Police3
  Aug 30, 2008, Military Family Heritage8
  Sep 07, 2008, Work at the Las Vegas Convention Center15
  Sep 14, 2008, Blue Knights Las Vegas Chapter-15
  Aug 14, 2012, General Photos1
  Dec 21, 2012, Forum Photos
  Jun 24, 2013, Message Photos3
  Jun 16, 2015, Retired after a 3rd career at age 70, but still riding.3
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