385th Military Police Battalion
Mission: Conduct mission command for all task organized units conducting or supporting military police operations within its Area of Responsibility (AOR). Integrates capabilities from all three military police disciplines (police operations, detention operations, and security and mobility support) and integrates police intelligence operations into all military police missions. The Headquarters Detachment provides limited local security and unit mission command functions for the brigade. Provides administrative and logistical support for all task organized units.
The 385th Military Police Battalion was organized on 24 March 1945. It was re-organized and re-designated on 1 August 1946 as the 385th Military Police Service Battalion Headquarters. The Battalion was inactivated on 1 November 1948 in Germany and later re-designated on 9 December 1954 as the 385th Military Police Battalion. It was allotted to the Regular Army and activated on 9 February 1955 in Boeblingen, Germany assigned to the Seventh Army, per US Army Europe General Order 1. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment and its subordinate A, B, and C Companies were relocated on 19 October 1955 to Wilkins Barracks, Kornwestheim, Germany. The 385th Military Police Battalion was inactivated on 15 June 1993 in Germany. The 385th Military Police Battalion was later activated on 17 April 2006 at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The 3rd Military Police Battalion (Provisional) was concurrently inactivated with its headquarters element reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 385th Military Police Battalion.
The 385th Military Police Battalion has supported operations in WWII, Operation Desert Storm, and in Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan 2006-08 and 2011-12. The Detachment received the Army Superior Unit Award and Campaign Streamer for Rhineland 1944-45. The Detachment received the Army Valorous Unit Award and Campaign Streamer for its deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011-2012. On 1 October 2014, the Detachment completed a two year Defense CBRNE Response Force Mission in support of NORTHCOM.
The unit assumed Defense CBRNE Response Force on 1 June 2017 and just received the Eagle Award recognizing the Detachment as the most outstanding Military Police Detachment in FORSCOM