293rd Military Police Company
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 293rd Military Police Company was activated 30 December 1942 in England. During the Normandy Invasion the company conducted security and Enemy Prisoners of War operations between France and Germany. The Company Inactivated in June 1968 at Fort Ord, California. In June 1972 the unit reactivated at Fort Meade, MD and deployed to the New Cumberland Army Depot in Harrisburg, PA, to assist in civil disturbance control during the trial of the “Harrisburg 8”. In December 1981, the unit deployed to Fort Chaffee, AR in support of the Cuban Refugee Operation. In August 1985, the unit was deployed to Seneca Army Depot, NY to augment security against anti-nuclear demonstrators.
From June to November 1986, the unit participated in Joint Task Force Bravo, Palmerola Air Base, Honduras. From October 1990 to April 1991, the unit deployed to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The unit provided law enforcement support, convoy security, MSR security, battlefield circulation control and performed those missions necessary to safeguard human lives and protect vital facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
The 293rd MP Co relocated to Fort Stewart, Georgia in August of 1992 and as a result of their high standards was selected to conduct operations other than war is support of Hurricane Andrew relief in Homestead, FL. From August 1994 to January 1995 the unit deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Sea Signal, Controlling an influx of refugees into the United States. From June 1996 to April 1997, the unit deployed to Bosnia in support of Operations Joint Endeavor/ Joint Guard where they completed over 1100 missions and ensuring the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accord.
From August 1998 to May 1999 a platoon deployed to Kuwait as part of Task Force 3-15 and Intrinsic Action. The company responded to a not-notice deployment in response to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon working with the Defense Protective Service providing security and force protection for the Pentagon from September 2001 to April 2002. The unit again deployed from March 2004 to 2005 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where it conducted convoy security and force protection. The unit’s most recent deployment was from August 2009 to August 2010 in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom. From June 2014 to June 2016 the unit stood ready to answer the nation’s call as an integral part of the Nation’s premier Defense Chemical Response Force (DCRF). The 293rd Military Police Company is currently continuing it’s tradition of excellence as it provides professional law enforcement and force protection support to the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities.