720th
2013 Battalion Time Line
~ 720th Military Police Battalion Reunion Association History Project ~
This Page Last Updated   13 November 2013
89th Bde.
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At the start of the year the Battalion was headquartered subordinate to the 89th MP Brigade, III Corps at Fort Hood, TX. No subordinate units were deployed. LTC Eric D. Brunken and CSM Jon D. Matthews were the Command Team.
February
5 February - Fort Hood CSM Jon C. Matthews passed responsibilities to CSM Myron J. Lewis  at Fort Hood, Texas.
CSM Matthews

CSM Lewis

28 February - Fort Hood LTC Eric Brunken passed command of the Battalion to LTC David D. Stender at Fort Hood, Texas.
LTC Brunken

LTC Stender

June

17 June - The 410th Military Police Company was tasked with providing a detachment of eighteen soldiers to Djibouti, Africa for an eight-month mission. Their new duty station was the primary base of operations for U.S. Africa Command in the Horn of Africa.

     Thirteen members of the detachment were assigned to law and order missions, and the remaining five were assigned as the protective-service detail (PSD) for GEN David M. Rodriguez the commanding general of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. The company received orders for the deployment in April, and was able to effectively transition from a previous assignment to prepare for the new one.

     The CJTF-HOA mission supports partner nation military operations in Somalia and conducts focused military-to-military engagement to strengthen East African partner nation militaries. It also conducts crisis response and personnel recovery in support of U.S. military, diplomatic and civilian personnel throughout East Africa in order to protect and defend the national security interests of the United States. While the 410th has been rotating soldiers through the PSD mission since January 2012, this is the first time they were to take on the additional tasks of a law-and-order mission.

      The 410th soldiers assigned to the mission were; CPL David Coldwell, SPC Tyler Reed, PFC Lillian Waldera, and others yet identified. If you can provide any additional names, please use this Email Link to the History Project Manager.
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