Earlier this year, the Military Police Regimental Association, along with the U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment, added a new level to the Order of the Marechaussee award. In addition to the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels, Military Police service members will now be able to receive the award in Steel.
This new award allows the MPRA to fully live out our mission of promoting the history and preserving the traditions of the Military Police Corps Regiment while supporting all Military Police leadership, Soldiers, and Families Army-wide. This award recognizes a degree of professionalism, high standards of integrity and morality, and esprit de corps consistent with the long standing history and traditions of our Regiment.
This award was specifically designed for Military Police Soldiers with less than 10 years of service. Like all other Marechaussee awards, the Steel award must be approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, the Regimental Command Sergeant Major and the Regimental Chief Warrant Officer.
Steel award nominees must be a member of the MPRA and the Endorser must be a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Military Police Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Five or above and a current MPRA standard member. Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional performance of duty; made significant contributions to the success of the Military Police Corps Regiment; or accomplished a special achievement that warrants Military Police specific recognition in the view of the recommender and endorser.
To date, the MPRA has awarded eight Orders of the Marechaussee in Steel.