Ever Vigilant

The 18th Military Police Brigade falls under the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, which is the U.S. Army Europe sustainment command. Our vision is to build and sustain effective and efficient teams of trained and ready Soldiers committed to mission excellence. The 18th MP is headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, with units located throughout Europe. 

The 18th Military Police Brigade deploys rapidly to a designated theater, conducts full spectrum operations in a designated contingency area as separate brigade or under the control of a contingency force and redeploys to home station. Our "Ever Vigilant" Soldier teams conduct law enforcement operations, enhancing security and enabling mobility in order to ensure safe and secure environments.

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  • 709th Military Police Battalion
    The 709th Military Police Battalion has served with honor and distinction in the European Theater since it landed at Normandy in 1944. Headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany as part of the "Ever Vigilant" 18th Military Police Brigade, the battalion is geographically dispersed in 13 military communities across Germany, Italy, and Belgium. 

    Mission: The 709th Military Police Battalion conducts professional law enforcement and in conjunction with select NATO allies, protects U.S. Army Europe in order to preserve the force and enable Unified Land Operations. On order, the 709th Military Police Battalion deploys and directs Multi-National Military Police Operations in support of regional military objectives and operational requirements. The Warriors of the 709th Military Police Battalion stand combat ready, taking pride in the mission embodied in their motto: "Securitas Copiarum"  Learn more...
  • 15th Engineer Battalion

    Constituted in 1916 as an Engineer Regiment in the Enlisted Reserve Corps, the 15th Engineer Battalion can trace its military lineage back almost a century. Today, headquartered in Grafenwoehr, Germany, the 15th Engineer Battalion is comprised of four subordinate companies and one engineer detachment. The Soldiers, civilians and engineers of the battalion provide various supportive duties to Army units, including construction, engineering and mechanical work on other Army projects. 

    Mission: The 15th Engineer Battalion commands and controls the execution of general engineering operations in garrison and deployed environments in order to support the operational commander. The Solider, civilian and engineer teams of the 15th Engineer Battalion take pride in the mission embodied in their motto: "Drive On" Learn more... 

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On May 20, 1966, the 18th Military Police Brigade was activated at Fort Meade, Maryland. Members of the HHC deployed to Vung Tau, republic of Vietnam on September 7, 1966. On September 26, 1966, the Brigade assumed operational control over all non-division military police units in the republic of Vietnam. 

The brigade was composed of three major subordinate elements: the 16th Military Police Group at Nha Trang, the 89th Military Police Group at long Binh, and the 8th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation), also at long Binh. The 16th and 89th Military Police Groups were composed of seven Military Police Battalions containing a mixture of military police and infantry companies. The total strength of the Brigade numbered more than 5,000 personnel.


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