546th 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 549th military police company was constituted on March 15, 1945 and was activated on April 10, 1945 in Hawaii. The company was inactivated April 18, 1946 following the conclusion of World War II. The company was reactivated on January 15, 1947 as the 549th military police company Canal Zone, republic of panama. On September 27, 1949, the company was reorganized and predesignated the 549th military police company. On October 14, 1951, the 549th military police company was allotted to the regular army. On February 15, 1953, the company was reorganized and predesignated as the 549th military police service company. On august 28, 1954, the company was inactivated at fort Amador, republic of panama.
On February 13, 1956, the company was predesignated as the 549th military police company. On April 10, 1956, the company activated at fort Golick, republic of panama. On September 1, 1984, the company relocated from fort Golick to fort Davis, republic of panama.
On December 19, 1989, the unit was alerted for operation just cause and served in task force Atlantic with the 7th infantry division (light). During just cause, the company conducted MP missions in colon, coco solo and riot hate to secure the gambol dam and gating locks. Following the cessation of hostilities the unit trained the new Panamanian police and participated in operation promote liberty. For their efforts, the company received the army superior unit award. In September 1995, the company relocated to fort Clayton, republic of panama.
On December 18, 1998 the company relocated from fort Clayton, republic of panama to fort Stewart, Georgia under the 3d military police battalion, 3d infantry division (mechanized).
The 549th MP Company deployed to Bosnia for 6 months in June 2001 as part of stabilization force 11. After their return, the company then deployed to Iraq in 2003 in support of operation Iraqi freedom 1. The 549th again deployed to Mosul, Iraq from November 2005 to 2006 and conducted police training teams in support of oaf 05-07.
From April 2008 to July 2009, the company deployed to cry east in Afghanistan in support of operation enduring freedom 08-09. From January 2012 to January 2013, the company deployed to cry east in Afghanistan in support of operation enduring freedom 12. The company recently returned on 6 October 2017 from conducting a 9 month deployment to Germany, conducting law enforcement operations in support of operation Atlantic resolve.