Since 1992, the Military Police Corps Regiment has solicited nominees for the Regimental Hall of Fame. To date, 91 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, including the “Father of the MP Corps” Maj. Gen. Harry Bandholtz.
Commissioned officers, warrant officers, enlisted Soldiers, or professional civilians from the active or reserve component are eligible for nomination as long as they have been out of U.S. military service for five complete years prior to being nominated.
Each nominee must have contributed significantly to the evolution and enhancement of the mission, doctrine, training, or lineage and heritage of the Military Police Corps. Nominators must have genuine, personal knowledge of the service of the nominee or have conducted specific research on the nominee. Nominators may also nominate someone who has carried out heroic actions.
Nominations can be submitted by anyone and every nomination packet must include the nominee’s name and official rank or grade. The selection board reviews all nomination packets, but specifically examines the career biography that is submitted as part of the nomination packet. Each nominee’s career biography should outline key assignments and accomplishments, and specifically describe how those accomplishments have impacted the U.S. Army and the Military Police Corps.
Nomination packets have additional requirements, including the nominee’s social security number, an 8” x 10” picture of the candidate, as well as contact information for the nominator. Nomination packets will be kept and considered for two successive years. If the nominee isn’t selected after that time period, the Military Police Historian will archive the packet.
The selection board that reviews the nomination packets includes nine individuals who are part of active, guard or reserve components, or a retiree. The board meets annually and each year the USAMPS Commandant selects the President of the Board from the approved voting member list prior to the board commencing. The nine member board includes the following individuals:
- U.S. Army Military Police School Assistant Commandant (non-voting member/advisor)
- Military Police Regimental Chief Warrant Officer (non-voting member/advisor)
- Military Police Regimental Command Sergeant Major (non-voting member/advisor)
- Officer Representative (Colonel, serving or former O6 level commander)
- CSM Representative (serving or former O6 level or higher commands)
- Warrant Officer Representative (Chief Warrant Officer 5)
- Retiree Representative
- Hall of Fame Member Representative
- Reserve/National Guard Representative (serving or former O6 commander/CSM)
The timeline for the Hall of Fame process is as follows:
- Suspense for Nominations: April 30, 2020
- Board Convenes: May 20, 2020
- Results Released: June 2020
- Induction Ceremony: September 2020
Further details and information about the nomination process and packet, as well as a complete list of Hall of Fame nominees, can be found on our website: https://www.mpraonline.org/hall-of-fame-inductees/.