The 15th Military Police Brigade exercises mission command across the Fort Leavenworth Military Correctional Complex. The Brigade has Training and Readiness Authority for the 40th and 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalions to include assigned units. On order, the Brigade prepares units and individual Soldiers for deployment in support of Unified Land Operations.
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15th MP Brigade History
On 25 June 1965, the 15th Military Police Brigade was activated in Frankfurt, Germany and became the first military police brigade activated in the United States Army. The brigade was placed under the U.S. Army Area Command and consisted of the 2nd MP Group and the 14th MP Group. The 2nd MP Group was moved from Frankfurt to Nuremberg and given responsibility for six of the U.S. Area Command's ten districts. When the 14th MP Group was activated in Mannheim the 463rd MP Company (Escort Guard) and the 533rd MP Company were both assigned to function separately under the 14th MP Group.
In July 1969, the last large augmentation of the 15th MP Brigade strength was added in the form of four confinement detachments; the 43rd, the 50th, the 51st and 77th MP Detachments. Upon acquiring the stockades, the Brigade immediately undertook a comprehensive program of re-organization and coordination. The largest stockade was located at Mannheim. This facility was to receive all prisoners convicted and serving sentences of more than 30 days. The brigade was inactivated 30 June 1976 in Germany.
The 15th MP Brigade was re-activated on 28 September 2010 and added back into the Army's active rolls effective 02 October 2010. Parallel with the Brigade's lineage and previous oversight of confinement facilities and units, a large portion of the Brigade's mission will be the same except on a much larger scale. The 15th MP Brigade consists of the 40th and 705th Military Police Battalions. The brigade is responsible for providing trained and ready units and individuals for wartime missions; and for the operation of the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) and the Midwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (JRCF), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
15th MP Brigade S1: (913) 684-4821 / 4818 / 4819
40th MP Battalion S1: (913) 684-5809 / 5888
705th MP Battalion S1: (913) 684-3028 / 3016