The Order of the Marechaussee

The 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 20 May 2020, there have been 11 Orders of the Marechaussee in Gold awarded to date along with 370 in Silver, 2,780 in Bronze and 22 in Steel.

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.

Gold Order of the Marechaussee

1SG(R) Nicky Bacon
CSM James Barrett
MG(R) Charles Hines
CSM(R) Joshua Perry
MG David Quantock
MG Donald Ryder
COL(R) Larry Saunders
CSM(R)David Stalter
CSM(R) Donald Thomas
CSM(R) Daniel Rimmer
CSM(R) Mark Farley

Nomination Criteria

  • Requestor & Nominee must be current members of the MPRA.
  • Endorser must be a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Military Police Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Five or above (Current MPRA Member).
  • Have demonstrated exceptional dedication, competence, and contribution to the Regiment over an extended period of time.

GOLD

The Gold award will be presented throughout the year by recommendations from the field and approved by the Chief of the Military Police Corps Regiment. Nominees must have performed service to the Regiment beyond 25 years, held key positions of strategic significance, served admirably and made a considerable and lasting impact to the Regiment, both in and out of military service. Since this is the highest Regimental award that one can achieve, Commandants will ensure that due diligence of those being nominated are of the highest character and performed considerable accomplishments to and for the Regiment. Nominees must be a member of the MPRA and endorsed by a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major or above who must also be a member of the MPRA.

“Please know that this award is the highest possible award in the MPRA Regimental Award system and approval of nominations will reflect the prestige deserving of the award. Bottom-line, it is a very high bar of achievement, over a long period of time where the individual has made exceptional meritorious contributions that led to significant positive impacts for the Regiment.” MP6!

SILVER

A Silver award nominee must have performed service to the Regiment for at least 20 years. Nominees must have 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 a member of the MPRA and endorsed by a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major or above who must also be a member of the MPRA.

BRONZE

A Bronze award nominee must have performed service to the Regiment for at least 10 years. Nominees must have 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 a member of the MPRA and endorsed by a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major or above who must also be a member of the MPRA.

 

STEEL

A Steel award nominee must have performed service to the Regiment and have less than 10 years of service. Nominees must have made an outstanding and positive impact in various positions of increased responsibility and not an individual act. Recommended individuals must clearly stand out from their peers in the opinions of their superiors, subordinates and peers alike. Nominees must be a member of the MPRA and endorsed by a Military Police Colonel, Deputy Commandant, Nominative Command or Staff Sergeant Major or above who must also be a member of the MPRA.

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 Service Uniform and Dress 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.

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.
  • 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 and a narrative. 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 standard member.
  • Only nominations for individuals will be accepted. No group nominations will be considered.

The MPRA encourages all of its members to help promote these unique 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.

The Marechaussee Request form is available for download below and samples can be requested from the Military Police Gift Shop by calling 573-329-5317 or sending an email to the MPRA Gift Shop or Beth. Completed nomination packets can be emailed in or mailed to:

MPRA-Awards
P.O. Box 2182
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

Click HERE to find the Regimental Awards policy.


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The Commandant is the final approving authority of the Marechaussee and Vivandieres awards.