The Order of the Marechaussee

DSC_0979The Military Police Regimental Association’s (MPRA) Order of the Marechaussee was officially established in 2000 to recognize exceptional dedication, competence, and contribution to the Military Police Corps Regiment over an extended period of time. The award was created with Gold, Silver and Bronze levels of recognition. The first Marechaussee awards were presented on September 29, 2000 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. As of 11 April 2018, there have been 9 Orders of the Marechaussee in Gold awarded to date along with 298 in Silver and 2,199 in Bronze.

The Military Police Regimental Association’s mission is to promote the history and preserve the traditions of the Military Police Corps Regiment while supporting 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.

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Nomination Criteria

  • Requestor & Nominee must be current members of the MPRA.
  • Endorsed by a Military Police Colonel or higher (Current Member).
  • Have demonstrated exceptional dedication, competence, and contribution to the Regiment over an extended period of time.

GOLD

Awarded annually to a very distinguished American, selected, approved and presented by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, Regimental Command Sergeant Major, and Regimental Chief Warrant officer normally during MP Anniversary Week.

SILVER

Awards are approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, Regimental Command Sergeant Major and Regimental Chief Warrant Officer. Nominees must have rendered at least 20 years of significant service or support to the Military Police Corps Regiment. They must have had an outstanding and positive impact in various positions of increased responsibility during their period of service. Recommended individuals must clearly stand out from their peers in the opinions of their superiors, subordinates, and peers alike. Nominees must be endorsed by a Military Police Colonel or higher.

BRONZE

Awards are approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, Regimental Command Sergeant Major and Regimental Chief Warrant Officer. Nominees must have rendered at least 10 years of significant service or support to the Military Police Corps Regiment. They must have had an outstanding and positive impact in various positions of increased responsibility during their period of service. Recommended individuals must clearly stand out from their peers in the opinions of their superiors, subordinates, and peers alike. Nominees must be endorsed by a Military Police Colonel or higher.

Award Presentation Ceremony

Presentation of the Order of the Marechaussee will be conducted during very special events such as formal dinners and similar affairs. It should be conducted in a similar fashion to military award presentations. It will be presented by the highest ranking Military Police Officer or Command Sergeant Major. The Chief of the Regiment reserves the right to present the award in the USAMPS footprint. Requests for a non-MP to present the award must be sent to the Regimental leadership and receive prior approval from the Chief of the Regiment.

Protocol

The proper wear of The Order of the Marechaussee as indicated below:

Army Blue Mess or Army White Mess Uniform: The Medal will be worn with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. The medal should hang at the full length of the ribbon.

Army Service Uniform and White Mess Uniform: The medal will be worn with the ribbon around the neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. The medal will hang over the four-in–hand necktie near the collar and above the top button of the coat or just under the bow tie or neck tab near the collar and above the top button of the coat. Proper positioning may necessitate pinning the ribbon together approximately three inches from the ribbon ends.

Civilian Attire: Men will wear the Medal around their neck with the ribbon over the shirt collar and inside the coat collar. Whether it is worn with a bow tie or necktie, the medal should hang at the full length of the ribbon. When the necktie is worn, the medal will hang over the tie.

Women should wear the Medal around their neck, outside the shirt collar and inside the coat collar with the medal hanging the full length of the ribbon.

Procedures for Submission

  • Nominations packets are submitted to the MPRA.
  • Nominations are approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment, Regimental Command Sergeant Major and Regimental Chief Warrant Officer.
  • Nominations must be substantiated based on firsthand knowledge or documented research of nominees exceptional dedication, competence, and contribution to the Regiment.
  • Nomination packets must contain an application, a narrative, a Military Police Colonel or above endorsement and $50.00 or $70.00 payment to MPRA (cost of bronze or silver medallion and certificate).
  • Only nominations for individuals will be accepted. No group nominations will be considered.

MPRA encourages all of its members to help promote these unique Regimental awards that recognize outstanding and deserving members of our Regiment. We are proud to help leaders continue our unparalleled Regimental esprit de corps through the use of this award.

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Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473


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