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Department of the Army


545th Military Police Company

The only Cavalry Military Police Company in the U.S. Army

As of April 20, 2010



545th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
Statement of Service


Constituted 15 February 1939 in the Regular Army as Military Police Platoon, Headquarters Troop, 1st Cavalry Division

Redesignated 4 July 1942 as Military Police Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas

Redesignated 4 December 1943 as Military Police Platoon, 1st Cavalry Division, Special

Reorganized and Redesignated 25 March 1949 as the 545th Military Police Company and remained assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division

Inactivated 15 October 1957 in Japan and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Assigned 15 July 1963 to the 1st Cavalry Division

Activated 1 September 1963 in Korea

Inactivated 15 October 2005 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division

Activated 16 August 2008 at Fort Richardson, Alaska


545th MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

World War II
New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
Leyte (with arrowhead)
Luzon

Korean War
UN Defensive
UN Offensive
CCF Intervention
First UN Counteroffensive
CCF Spring Offensive
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
Second Korean Winter

Vietnam
Defense
Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase II
Counteroffensive, Phase III
Tet Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase IV
Counteroffensive, Phase V
Counteroffensive, Phase VI
Tet 69/Counteroffensive
Summer-Fall 1969
Winter-Spring 1970
Sanctuary Counteroffensive
Counteroffensive, Phase VII

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

War on Terrorism
Campaigns to be determined

    



545TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
DECORATIONS


Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PLEIKU PROVINCE

Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered FISH HOOK

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1967 1968

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968

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

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004 2005

Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered WAEGWAN-TAEGU

Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece), Streamer embroidered KOREA

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965 1969

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969 1970

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1970 1971

Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal, First Class, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1969 1970

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

 

Jeffery J. Clarke
            Chief of Military History



545TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
Special Awards

BG Jeremiah P. Holland Award 1970 (First unit to ever receive this award)




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sam Reinert
CPT MP USAR (Ret)
Founder
545th Military Police Company Association
626 1/2 South 9th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374 USA
(765) 962 4627 phone & FAX
http://545thmpassn.com/