31 Bravo- MP

I have a question about Military Police. From what i understand there are diffrent types of MPs, i.e. Dog handler,SRT, so on so on. Well when we go to AIT at FT. Elwood do we get to choose what we want to do, i.e. if i want to be SRT i could do SRT. Just wondering. If i got my factswrong please point them out. Thanks for your help guys.
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MP School is at Fort Leonard Wood (not sure where you got Elwood from, except an abbreviation)

Also, when you get to your unit after AIT, if there are needs for different specialized MPs, you can either request to attend a course or reenlist for it under Option 3 when you are within 18-months frm your ETS.
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Originally posted by DoubleDuece:
smitharrr
better check 670-1, you are authorized a MP badge for your dress greens.


Uhhh... ok.

How tacky. Your also authorized to wear black combat boots wile performing MP duties in the Class A uniform.

Thanks, SGT Johnson, but I've checked that one before. Thanks anyway though. I'm pretty sure that there's nothing for SRT. Guess I need to go to K9 school now... Roll Eyes
Not going to MOS bash, but unless you're an MP, not too many other MOS' like you. Even then, there's two different kinds of MPs, there are your Garrison MPs and your Field MPs. Your Garrison MPs are the ones that are always pulling you over and giving you tickets and comin to your house when you're beating your wife, kid, dog, neighbor, whatever. Field MPs don't like Garrison MPs, so if you become a Garrison MP, chances are pretty good that not too many people are going to like you. But hey, it's a job and not everyone is gonna like you, so you do what you like!
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Originally posted by SGT Huski:
Not going to MOS bash, but unless you're an MP, not too many other MOS' like you. Even then, there's two different kinds of MPs, there are your Garrison MPs and your Field MPs. Your Garrison MPs are the ones that are always pulling you over and giving you tickets and comin to your house when you're beating your wife, kid, dog, neighbor, whatever. Field MPs don't like Garrison MPs, so if you become a Garrison MP, chances are pretty good that not too many people are going to like you. But hey, it's a job and not everyone is gonna like you, so you do what you like!


And if you're on a SRT, NOBODY likes you because you get the best of both worlds. THAT'S where I like to be.

Thanks DW, I thought I was Infantry. Damn...so close... Wink
I love Ft. Campbell MP's
Ive been pulled over about 7 times before I deplyed in 2004-05 mostly for speeding and one time for not having my license while speeding... and Ive only gotten 3 tickets the rest are all warnings. I wonder what they teach you guys at MP school about when to stop someone for speedingn.

Heres to Ft. Campbell MP's you guys are the greatest.
I would like to start off by saying that none of what follows is meant in a rude or sarcastic way. I am just not good with words. For clarification purposes, mp's can wear a badge with class a and b uniforms while conducting military police duties. The same applies for wearing combat boots. The only catch with the badge thing is that if you do not have a specific mp job that requires one (MPI, CID) you are not issued a badge, you have to order one. As for the two different kinds of Mp's I agree with that. I am more of a fiedl mp because it is the closest that I can get to infantry as a female. I also work the road. Here in alaska we do it all as well as deploy. Not all mps are the ones that write tickets and put you in jail. Speaking for myself and many others that I work with how you treat us is how we will treat you, in soo many words. If your honest and cooperative then we will do our best to work with you but if you are brligerant and disrespectful why should we go out of our way to help you. I knew when i became an mp that i wasnt going to be very well liked but as it was said earlier: its a job.... and someone has to do it. And just to throw it out there, if anyone thinks that we have it easier because we are mp's they have got it backwards. We are held to higher standards because we are the ones that are supposed to be enforcing them. For example, a person in our unit got caught doing 4 mph over on post and had to stand outside the shoppette on their day of in class a's for 6 hours and tell people not to speed. We also dont get half the time off as almost everyone else. all the holidays, and 3 and 4 day weekends we have to work. Im not saying that anyone in here has disrespected mp's or offended me but id just like to ask before you think about arguing with an mp or passing judgment on them in the future, take a step back and think about how hard we work and what we have to put up with. We all know everyone hates us but the reason for that is the stupid immature ones that think that they are god because of the brassard. We have our share of bad apples just like everyone else but that doesnt mean that we are all like that. Take it as you will and I hope I was some help. To whom it applies, thank you for reading this and viewing it from a 3rd person perspective. Feel free to reply
I almost forgot. As far as asi's there are none for mp's, just the basics that everyone else gets (airborne, airassault, scuba, etc.). Also, in a sense mps are infantry on wheels when it comes to being in the field and while deployed which is like I said, the only reason I became an mp. Don't ever mistake the difference though because both mos's have their are one in their own. Infantry does things that mp dont do and vice versa. Both MOS's have a very strong espirt do corps for their bretheren, their own history where men ,and for mp's both men and women, have given the ultimate sacrafice for their brothers through corageous acts and devotion to duty. Both mos's also have their own valuse, beliefs and traditions. I would like to say in closing that I believe we all are one team. I accept and respect and MOS and any Branch of the military because every uniform has U.S. and we are all fighting for the same cause and eachother. You never know who it will be behind you as you look the enemy in the face that will be the one that may save your life that day.
Doshaza, I apologize for any misunderstandings in my previous entry. I have been an MP for 3 1/2 years and have never met anyone with any kind of asi for MP "skills". I asked a few people about the question at hand and was misinformed by them all as well. Thank you for educating me on what I should already know, especially since I am about to be an nco. Are you an MP? If so, where are you stationed?
But why aren't ASIs awarded for SRT schools? I can see why one wouldn't be given for Phase I, because its a pretty general course and they send whole platoons throught it at a time. But Phase II is A LOT more selective. There's like a 70% dropout rate. And what could be more specialized than a law enforcement marksman? I think I'm going to lead the charge to make the Phase II SRT Course ASI-able.
SGTMP, What's up? I am stationed at Fort Richardson in the 164th MP CO. If you come to AK there are a couple different units you can go to. As far as my company, we do both the road and field. There is the 28th MP DET which makes up the PMO, Traffic, MPI and K-9 and they only do road work. There are also MP platoons in some of the infantry units here but you have to be airborne qualified to go to them. The MP's in these units do not work the road. Also most of the infantry units if not all of them are deployed right now so you know what that means if you get assigned to one of them.
Dont expect a whole lot out of basic, you will not learn much about being an MP you will get all that training from your unit, they'll teach the basics and ship you off to the line. Also from what I have been told from friends who are Drills now, basic is little more than a joke now since they are not aloud to "handle" situations like they used to, they're more of a mentor now then a Drill SGT.
Other soldiers dont care much for MP's because of the whole "Pig" mentality. And having a our fair share of dirtbags doesn't help. Some people become a little to full of themselves when they put that brassard on and carry a M9. But everyone loves us when they need something. Other MOS's know the difference between the different kind of MP's also. Garrison MP's (Law Dogs) are generally not liked by anyone. And while its in my head, they're are actually three type of MP's (Garrison, Field, and Division). Having been a division MP for most of the past 9 years Ive seen great respect given to Division MP's from the combat arms unit. It al really depends on someones past expierence with the MP's, so just remember the golden rule.
Too many MPs abuse thier authority. They use absolutely no tact with people, because they feel they're untouchable. There was a groupe of guys in one of my units in Korea that had shirts made that had thier names and unit patch on it, along with the words "Your rank, my authority. Don't get it twisted." Then they went to the clubs with them on. Needless to say, they incurred a couple fights which were closely followed by Article 15's.
SGTMP, hey what's up? i haven't checked this discussion lately. that's cool that your coming to 164th. i hope you like the cold!! LOL when are you coming to ak? third plt is cool. i don't really know the plt sgt too well but from what i do know of him, he's pretty cool.
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Originally posted by Smittaayy:
Actually... MP's are Infantry with trucks. we don't have badges Smiler. And unfortunately, there is not ASI for SRT. And if there is and I'm just an idiot, somebody please tell me what it is.


Well I was an Infantryman in the Light Infantry and I don't think it would go over to well if you pulled up to the Infantry on your truck after they walked 27 miles through the mountains with 80 lbs on their backs after doing 5 to 11 days of missions and said you were the same thing except you had trucks. That is not to say that your job isn't an important one and I'm sure there are things that you have to deal with that suck also.
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Originally posted by ratz:
Well I was an Infantryman in the Light Infantry and I don't think it would go over to well if you pulled up to the Infantry on your truck after they walked 27 miles through the mountains with 80 lbs on their backs after doing 5 to 11 days of missions and said you were the same thing except you had trucks. That is not to say that your job isn't an important one and I'm sure there are things that you have to deal with that suck also.


Roll Eyes
I'm not THAT barbaric. Geeze, if you want a ride I'll give you one.
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Originally posted by Smittaayy:
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Originally posted by ratz:
Well I was an Infantryman in the Light Infantry and I don't think it would go over to well if you pulled up to the Infantry on your truck after they walked 27 miles through the mountains with 80 lbs on their backs after doing 5 to 11 days of missions and said you were the same thing except you had trucks. That is not to say that your job isn't an important one and I'm sure there are things that you have to deal with that suck also.


Roll Eyes
I'm not THAT barbaric. Geeze, if you want a ride I'll give you one.


Unfortunately the vehicles can't go where infantry do on foot and it's hard to sneak behind enemy lines in a truck. Otherwise I'm sure infantry would take you up on that and say thanks. Wink

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