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MAJ Ruse M. Wiley

Commanding Officer (Provisional) 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade

2012 - 2013

        With the return from Afghanistan and pending retirement of LTC Eric D. Brunken, MAJ Wiley was reassigned from the 89th MP Brigade to serve as the Provisional Rear Commander until the arrival of LTC David D. Stender.


     MAJ Wiley entered the Army on 8 June 1987 and served eight and half years as an enlisted Soldier until she was commissioned through Officer Candidate School on 31 January 1996. Since then, MAJ Wiley has served in every key position from Platoon Leader to the Battalion Commander for the 720th MP Battalion (Rear Provisional)

     Her key assignments include Platoon Leader, 25th Military Police Company, 25th Military Police Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Adjutant, 25th Military Police Battalion, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; USAPAC Detachment Commander, Fort Shafter Military Police Battalion, Law Enforcement Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Assistant Battalion S3, 795th Military Police Battalion, 14th Military Police Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Bravo Company Commander, 795th Military Police Battalion, 14th Military Police Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Assistant Brigade S3, 14th Military Police Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Battalion S3, 19th Military Police Battalion (CID), Yongsan, Korea; Chief of Detainee Operations, Provost Marshal Office, U.S. Army Central Command (Forward) Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, ISO Operations Iraqi Freedom and Operations Enduring Freedom; Brigade Plans Officer, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; and Brigade Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, 89th Military Police Brigade, Camp Cropper, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon redeployment, MAJ Wiley served as the Brigade Executive Officer, 89th Military Police Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas for 21 months then stepped up to serve as the Deputy Brigade Commander for eight months, and now serving as the Battalion Commander for 720th MP Battalion (Rear) (Provisional).

     MAJ Wiley’s awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC); Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC); Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC); Meritorious Unit Commendation (2); Army Superior Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal (2); National Defense Service Medal (2), Iraqi Campaign Medal w/Combat Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5); Parachutist Badge and the Pathfinder Badge.

     MAJ Wiley has deployed several times in support of his nation and the Military Police Corps. Each time, Ruse has represented the best of the MP Corps and was recognized for her outstanding work and dedication to mission success. MAJ Wiley has been at the tip of the spear moving the MP Corps into the future and she has been recognized by Senior Leaders throughout the Army and the Military Police Corps. MAJ Wiley embodies the ideals and values of our Army and possesses the Warrior spirit to fight and win when called upon by our nation. She leads by example inspiring her Soldiers to be the best they can possibly be.    

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