"Watchdogs"
   
 8th MP COMMAND TEAM

 

 

Colonel Michael C. Jensik

Colonel Michael C. Jensik hails from Easton, Pennsylvania. COL Jensik was commissioned a 2LT in theMilitary Police Corps on 17 April 1998 in Fort Benning, GA.

Colonel Jensik’s previous assignments include: Platoon Leader 557th Military Police Company, Camp Humphreys, ROK; Platoon Leader 3rd Military Police Company and Direct Support Platoon Leader for 3rd Squadron 7th United States Cavalry in Fort Stewart, GA; Aide-de-Camp for the Assistant Division Commander (Support) 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) Hunter Army Airfield, GA; Assistant S-3, for 3rd Military Police Battalion (Provisional) Fort Stewart, GA; Assistant S-3, 95th Military Police Battalion Mannheim, Germany; Commander, 230th Military Police Company Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Kaiserslautern, Germany; Military Assistant, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Pentagon, Washington DC; Deputy, Strategic Initiatives Branch, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Shirlington, VA; Plans and Operations Officer US Army Corrections Command Alexandria, VA; Battalion S-3 and later Executive Officer 716th Military Police Battalion Fort Campbell, KY; Operations Officer, Joint Operations Directorate CENTCOM (JODCENT) J-35, the Joint Staff J-3, National Military Command Center, Pentagon, Washington DC; Executive Assistant, Deputy Director for Regional Operations, the Joint Staff J-3 Pentagon, Washington DC; Commander 91st Military Police Battalion and Director of Emergency Services Fort Drum and Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, NY; MichaMilitary Police Human Resources Manager and WIAS Manager Colonels Management (COMO) in Senior Leaders Development (SLD) Crystal City, VA.

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in in Political Science from the University of Nebraska (1996), Colonel Jensik civilian education includes a Master’s of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University (2002); a Master’s in Policy Management from Georgetown University (2007); and a Master’s in Military Strategic Studies from the US Army War College (2018).

Colonel Jensik's awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2 Service Stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 service star), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 service stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Korea National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), NATO Badge (1 service star), Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge; Office of Secretary of Defense Staff Identification Badge, Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold).

Colonel Jensik is married and has four children.

 

 

Command Sergeant Major Mathew J. Selvaggio

CSM Selvaggio’s recent military assignments includes Drill Sergeant, D Company 795th MP Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, First Sergeant, D Company 795th MP Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Operations Sergeant, 10th Mountain Division Provost Marshal Office, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, First Sergeant, Operations Company, 10th Mountain Division Fort Drum, New York, Operations Sergeant, 511th MP Company, 91st MP Battalion, Fort Drum, New York, 10th Mountain Division Provost Marshal Office Sergeant Major, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, Sergeant’s Major Course Class 64, United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, Battalion Operations Sergeant Major, 97th MP Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, 16th MP Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 94th MP Battalion, Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

CSM Selvaggio’s deployments include Desert Storm 1991 and Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 (Kandahar, Afghanistan) 2010- 2011.

CSM Selvaggio’s military education includes Basic Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Combatives Level 1, Combat Lifesavers Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, 1SG Course, FBCB2-BFT Leader Course, Police Transition Team Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Law Enforcement Senior Leader Course, Battalion and Pre-Command Course, Command Sergeant Major Development Program, and Sergeant’s Major Course Class 64. His civilian education includes an Associate Degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from St. Louis Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Park University, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from University of Texas, El Paso.   

CSM Selvaggio’s awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Campaign Medal, Korean National Defense Medal, National Defense Service Medal (BSS), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), ARCAM, Overseas Ribbon (3rd award), Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd award), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Driver/Mechanic Badge, and Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze.  

Command Sergeant Major Selvaggio is married to Christine Marie Hahn and they have Molly, their retired Military Working Dog.

 

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.