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Securitas Copiarum: Guardians of the Troops


The 709th Military Police Battalion has served with honor and distinction in the European Theater since it landed at Normandy in 1944. Stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany as part of the "Ever Vigilant" 18th Military Police Brigade, the battalion provides community law enforcement and force protection within six communities while training for future operations and contingencies in support of U.S. Army Europe and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.


Mission: The 709th Military Police Battalion conducts professional law enforcement, and in conjunction with NATO allies, protects USAREUR in order to preserve the force and enable Unified Land Operations. On order, the battalion deploys and directs Multi-National Military Police Operations in support of regional military objectives and operational requirements.


Battalion History



Lt. Col. Russell "Russ" Smith


 Senior Enlisted Advisor
Command Sgt. Maj. Antonio J. Soto