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Lineage and Honors Information as of 12 December 2013

HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
716th MILITARY POLICE BATTALION

  • Constituted 10 January 1942 in the Army of the United States as the 716th Military Police Battalion
  • Activated 15 January 1942 at Fort Wadsworth, New York
  • Allotted 27 October 1950 to the Regular Army
  • (Companies A, B, and C inactivated 29 March 1973 in Vietnam)

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT

  • Vietnam
  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II
  • Cease-Fire
  • Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • War on Terrorism
  •   Afghanistan:
  • Consolidation I
  •   Iraq:
  • Iraqi Surge
  • Iraqi Sovereignty
  • (Additional campaigns to be determined)

DECORATIONS

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered SAIGON-TET OFFENSIVE
  • Presidential Unit Citation (Navy), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AMERICAN THEATER
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1969
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2003-2004
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2004-2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2007-2008
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered AFGHANISTAN 2012
  • Navy Unit Commendation, Streamer embroidered SAIGON
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1965-1968
  • Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1968-1973

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY:

ROBERT J. DALESSANDRO
Director, Center of Military History


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