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.