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The 289th Military Police Company was activated on 1 November 1994 and attached to Hotel Company, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia. Hotel Company is the regiment's specialty company.

289th Military Police Company
Active1943 – 55
1956 – 58
1994 – present
Country United States of America
BranchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg Regular Army
TypeMilitary police
RoleCeremonial/home defense
Size159 soldiers
Part of3rd US Infantry Regiment
Garrison/HQFort Myer, VA
EngagementsWorld War II
Korean War

The unit's most recent deployment sent a squad with B Co, 2/3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment to Djibouti.

The 289th MP Co (-) was a platoon size element consisting of 43 personnel. These military police personnel perform numerous ceremonial and tactical missions supporting The Old Guard. The 289th's missions include providing and training state and territorial flag bearers, conducting memorial affairs in Arlington National Cemetery, and conducting tactical training. These personnel maintain proficiency in all MP missions, such as area security, maneuver and mobility support operations, civil disturbance, and training on military police operations in support of tactical and/or strategic combat missions.

The military police assigned to The Old Guard must be able to alert, assemble, and deploy in support of contingency operations directed by The Old Guard. On 15 August 2004, the 289th Military Police Company (-) was integrated into the Fort Myer Military Police Company creating "Team 289th" falling under The Old Guard's Special Troops Battalion.

Team 289th is authorized 159 soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers as a military police company in the Old Guard's brigade combat team which also includes the 947th K-9 Detachment. Team 289th's mission now includes leading team security in the National Capital Region and providing law enforcement for Fort Myer and Fort McNair in addition to the various missions of the 289th Military Police Company (-).

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LineageEdit

  • Constituted 28 April 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 289th Military Police Company
  • Activated 25 June 1943 at Fort Custer, Michigan
  • Allotted 12 December 1951 to the Regular Army
  • Inactivated 3 June 1955 in Korea
  • Activated 25 March 1956 in Japan
  • Inactivated 24 June 1958 in Japan
  • Activated 1 November 1994 at Fort Myer, Virginia

HonorsEdit

Campaign participation creditEdit

  • World War II –
  1. Europe Africa Middle East Theater: Silver band without inscription
  • Korea:
  1. CCF Intervention;
  2. First UN Counteroffensive;
  3. CCF Spring Offensive;
  4. UN Summer-Fall Offensive;
  5. Second Korean Winter;
  6. Korea, Summer-Fall 1952;
  7. Third Korean Winter;
  8. Korea, Summer 1953

DecorationsEdit

Ribbon Award Year Notes
  Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for service in Korea
  Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) 1953 for service in Korea
  Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) 1954 for service in Korea
  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation 1950–1952 for service in Korea
  Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation 1952–1953 for service in Korea

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