"Watchdogs"
   
 8th MP COMMAND TEAM

 

 

Colonel Michelle Goyette

Colonel Michelle Goyette is a native of Syracuse, New York. She was commissioned as a Military Police Officer upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1995. After graduating from the Military Police Officer Basic Course, LTC Goyette was assigned to Camp Carroll, Korea where she served as a platoon leader in the 57th Military Police Company. Upon completion of her tour in Korea, Colonel Goyette served as a platoon leader in the 527th Military Police Company, Wiesbaden, Germany and Battalion S-4 Officer, 709th Military Police Battalion, Hanau, Germany. During this time Colonel Goyette deployed in support of Operation Joint Guardian/Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Operation Joint Guard in Kosovo.

Following the Military Police Officer Advanced Course in 2001, she was assigned to the 728th Military Police Battalion, Camp Henry, Korea where she served as the Battalion S-1. Colonel Goyette later took command of the 10th Military Police Company at Fort Drum, New York where she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon completion of command, Colonel Goyette served as the Detachment Commander for Headquarters United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  

Following her command assignments, Colonel Goyette served as an instructor in the Department of Military Instruction, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Upon completion of the United States Army Command and Staff College, Colonel Goyette was assigned to the Office of the Provost Marshal, United States Army Europe, Mannheim, Germany. She later served as the Battalion Executive Officer, 95th Military Police Battalion and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon her return, Colonel Goyette served as the Executive Officer for the 18th Military Police Brigade, Sembach Germany.

Following her duties in Germany Colonel Goyette returned to Fort Drum, New York where served as the the Division Provost Marshal, 10th Mountain Division (LI). The following year Colonel Goyette assumed command of the 91st Military Police Battalion and Director of Emergency Services Fort Drum, New York. Upon completion of command Colonel Goyette was assigned to the United States Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, MO where she served as the Chief, Command and Tactics Division.

Colonel Goyette recently graduated from the United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Arts and Science from the United States Military Academy, and master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. She is a graduate of the Military Police Basic and Advanced Course and Army Command and Staff College. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC) Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

Colonel Goyette is married and has two children.

 

 

Command Sergeant Major William E. Mayfield

Command Sergeant Major William E. Mayfield enlisted in the Army in Feb. 1996, and attended basic training and advance individual training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, to become a Military Policeman.

CSM Mayfield has served as a Military Police driver and gunner, Special Reaction Team (SRT) Team leader, squad leader, Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) small group leader, ALC Video Tele-training (VTT) senior small group leader, platoon sergeant, detachment sergeant, S-3 Operation NCO, first sergeant, operations sergeant, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course (BSNCOC) instructor/writer, Directorate of Emergency Services sergeant major, and as a Battalion Command Sergeant Major.

CSM Mayfield’s stateside assignments include Fort Drum, New York; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. His overseas assignments include Republic of South Korea. He has deployed to Iraq (OIF 1 & 7), Afghanistan (OEF 1), and Panama (Operation Sustain Liberty) for combat and peacekeeping operations.

CSM Mayfield’s military education includes the Combat Lifesaver Course, the Air Assault Course, the Jungle Operations Training Course, Airborne School, the Warrior Leaders Course, Special Reaction Team Training-phase 1, the Advanced Leaders Course (Commandant’s List), Combatives-Level 1, the Basic Instructor Training Course, the Small Group Instructor Course, the Systems Approach to Training Course, the Video Tele-Instructor Training Course, the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, the Senior Leaders Course (Leadership Award Recipient), the Master Resilience Trainer Course, the Faculty Development Course Phases 1-3, the Sergeants Major Academy Class #64 (Commandant’s List), and the Pre-Command Course for Battalion and Brigade. His civilian education includes an Associate in General Studies degree and Associate of Arts degree from Columbia College, a Bachelor of General Studies degree and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Columbia College, a Master of Science in Psychology degree from Walden University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate with a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University.   

CSM Mayfield’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2nd award), the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), the Army Commendation Medal (10th award), the Army Achievement Medal (3rd award), the Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two campaign stars), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (two campaign stars), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Parachute Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Driver’s Badge-Wheeled (2nd award), the German Marksmanship Award (Schuetzenschnur-silver), the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Medallion, and the Military Police Corps Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).  

CSM Mayfield is married and has three children.

 

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.