"Watchdogs"
   
 8th MP COMMAND TEAM

 

 

Colonel Duane R. Miller

Colonel Duane Miller has served both as an enlisted MP Soldier and Officer over the past 26 years.  Most recently he graduated from the Marine War College, Quantico, Virginia, June 2014. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Colonel Miller’s past assignments have taken him and his family across the country and around the world, both during peace and times of war. Following high school graduation he was assigned as an enlisted soldier in the 18th MP Brigade; the Supreme Allied Commander Europe Security Detachment/CID, Belgium; and  the 28th Military Police Company, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard; serving as a law enforcement officer (military policeman) for military communities throughout Europe and installations in the United States. Following graduation from Duquesne University in 1992, Colonel Miller was commissioned as a Military Police officer and assigned as a platoon leader for the 25th Military Police Company Hawaii; S1 and S-4 for the 25th Military Police Battalion, Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti; S3 for TF 3-22 In Bn, Operation Prompt Return, Wake Island; Commander, 25th Military Police Company, and; S3, 25th Military Police Battalion; Comptroller,United States Army Air Defense Artillery Center, Fort Bliss,Texas; S3 793rd Military Police Battalion, Germany; Executive Officer Task Force 793rd Military Police, Iraq; Brigade S4, 18th MP Brigade, Iraq; MP Organization Integrator, HQDA DCS G3/7; Executive Officer, Director of Force Management, HQDA DCS G-3/7; Commander, 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim, Germany & Afghanistan and; Executive Officer to the Provost Marshal General, Commanding General, Criminal Investigation Command, Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency & Army Corrections Command. Colonel Miller has extensive operational experience in leading, training and developing Iraq and Afghan Police capabilities; leading, and providing oversight for law enforcement and US military prisoner confinement/corrections support for more than 18 military communities and more than five countries.
Colonel Miller’s military education includes: Basic Training/AIT, United States Army Military Police School; Military Police Officers Basic and Advance Courses; Counter Terrorism Course; Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. Civilian education achievements include: Associate of Arts Degree (Criminal Justice) from Harrisburg Area Community College; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Duquesne University, a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University/Army Comptroller Program and a Masters of Strategic Studies from Marine Corps War College. 
Colonel Miller’s awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals, Army Commendation Medal two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal one Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Forces Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal two Bronze Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal-Campaign Star, NATO Medal, Ranger Tab, Combat Action, Air assault, and Airborne Badges, Army Staff Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award and the Order of the Marechaussee (Silver) for achievement and service within the MP Regiment.  Colonel Miller married his college sweetheart, Heidi in Mililani, Hawaii, in 1994. They have one daughter, Madison (11).

 

 

Command Sergeant Major Angelia Flournoy

Command Sergeant Major Flournoy is a native of Alabama. She has served in the Army for over 20 years. She attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort McClellan, AL. CSM Flournoy has served in various leadership positions to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, as well as Battalion Operations S3 SGM. CSM Flournoy’s military education includes: all Noncommissioned Officer Education courses. She was the Honor Graduate at BNCOC. CSM Flournoy was also in the top 20% of her class for the First Sergeant Course. She was the Distinguished Honor Graduate for Drill Sergeant School. In addition, she has attended the Battle Staff Course, Military Police Investigation Course, Airborne and Air Assault Courses. CSM Flournoy is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 55 where she graduated in the top 20% of her class.
CSM Flournoy’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and was awarded the Regimental Marechaussee (Bronze).
CSM Flournoy’s assignments include CONUS assignments, overseas tours, both short and long, and various deployments with the last being OEF 11-12. CSM Flournoy deployed as a S3 SGM to Iraq and as a Command Sergeant Major to Afghanistan. CSM Flournoy has previously served in two positions as a Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Flournoy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Thomas Edison University.

 

Mission Statement
  The 8th Military Police Brigade deploys worldwide to conduct Area Security, Maneuver and Mobility Support, Internment / Resettlement, Law and Order, Police Intelligence Operations and CBRN Consequence Management to support the Maneuver Commander with robust combat support Military Police and chemical forces.    
8th Military Police Brigade Lineage
 

 

The 8th Military Police Brigade (Provisional) was constituted in Korea in September 1984 in response to the need for cohesive command and control element in the event of war, for the numerous non-divisional Military Police units on the peninsula. At the time it consisted of the 94th Military Police Battalion in Yongsan (Seoul) and the 728th Military Police Battalion in Taegu (Camp Walker).

Military Police (MP) in Korea trace their roots back to the Korean War. Throughout the war, MPs played a vital role in the defense of the country. They fought the enemy behind the lines and protected vital roads, installations, equipment, and supplies. Other duties during that time included crime prevention, apprehension of absentees, and traffic accident prevention and investigation. A major mission of MP forces during the war was maintaining security at enemy prisoner of war camps. By early 1951, more than 150,000 communist prisoners were held by the United Nations command. Riots, demonstrations and violence had become common in the camps.

In October of that year, the 8137th Military Police (P) Group was activated to control the growing number of prisoners, a task they performed until the end of the war. MP units were also tasked to conduct search and kill or capture missions against North Korean guerillas who had infiltrated throughout the Republic of Korea rear areas.

The 728th Military Police Battalion received two Meritorious Unit Citations for "ensuring the rapid and orderly movement of troops and supplies over more than 1,000 miles of road, maintaining the security of vital bridges, controlling the movements of refugees and maintaining order in an area encompassing more than 6,000 miles.

The 94th Military Police Battalion was activated October 30, 1950 in Korea. The battalion received the Presidential Unit Citation from 1951 to 1952 for its actions during the Korean War and was then inactivated March 1953. The Battalion reactivated in Germany on June 24, 1959 and served there until 1971. The 94th MP Battalion was reactivated 16 April 1996 in Korea and later relocating to Japan.

In 1995, the concept plan was approved for the activation of a TO&E brigade in Korea. The 8th MP Brigade was officially activated on April 11, 1996 to provide command and control for the 728th Military Police Battalion and the 94th Military Police Battalion in armistice and to serve as the theater military police brigade during hostilities. The distinguished Vietnam era 8th MP Group was chosen to reactivate as the 8th Military Police Brigade.

Historically, the 8th MP Group was part of yet another significant expansion in MP responsibilities. It was formed as part of a brigade in Vietnam for greater command and control purposes, much like the reason for the activation of the 8th Military Police Brigade.

In July 2006 the 8th MP Brigade Headquarters and the 728th MP Battalion were reassigned to US Army Pacific and moved from Korea to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In October 2007 the Brigade deployed elements of the 728th MP Battalion to Iraq for 15 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Just over one year later, the Brigade and its headquarters deployed for 12 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, returning mid-October 2009.

The 8th Military Police Brigade received the Meritorious Unit Citation for, “serving as the liaison and primary advisor to the Iraqi Police,” providing, “advice and guidance on training and personnel management for a force with well over 140,000 Iraqi Police divided among six directorate headquarters, 17 district headquarters, and 165 stations.” The Brigade is also noted for the successful 2009 Iraqi Provincial Elections by its contributions to the, “Iraqi Police providing critical site security to over 1,100 polling sites and checkpoints throughout Iraq.

Today, the 8th Military Police Brigade consists of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, and the 71st Chemical Company.