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177th Military Police Brigade (United States)

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177th Military Police Brigade (United States)

177th Military Police Brigade
Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1 April 1976 – present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Military Police Brigade
Role Military Police
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Taylor, Michigan
Motto Eye of the Tiger
Engagements Operation Iraqi Freedom
COL Stephen Potter
Distinctive unit insignia

The 177th Military Police Brigade (Combat Support) is a military police brigade of the United States Army based in Taylor, Michigan. It is the largest component of the Michigan Army National Guard.[1]


The 177th Military Police Brigade was first organized on 14 June 1921 in the Michigan National Guard at 210th Coast Artillery, and subsequently relieved from assignment to the 22nd Cavalry Division.[2]

It was inducted into Federal service on 24 February 1941 at Detroit before being reorganized and redesignated on 14 February 1944 as Battery A, 593rd Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion. It inactivated on 1 November 1944 at Camp Howze, Texas.[2]

The unit was reformed on 20 January 1947 at Detroit as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 157th Artillery Group, and relieved from assignment to the 46th Infantry Division. It was redesignated on 1 February 1972 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 157th Field Artillery Group.[2]

The unit was converted and redesignated on 1 April 1976 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 177th Military Police Group. It received its shoulder sleeve insignia on 29 June 1988.[3] The unit relocated on 1 September 1991 to Taylor.[2]

Subordinate Units:

210th Military Police Battalion - HQ - Taylor Armor, Taylor, MI

46th Military Police Company – Cheboygan, MI

144th Military Police Company – Owosso, MI

1775th Military Police Company – Pontiac, MI

1776th Military Police Company – Taylor, MI

631st Troop Command - Lansing, MI

460th Chemical Company - Battle Creek, MI

126th Signal Company - Kalamazoo, MI

156th Signal Company - Adrian, MI

1208th interpreter Detachment - Lansing, MI

507th Engineer Battalion Kalamazoo, MI


  1. ^ 177th MP Brigade Homepage, 177th MP Brigade. Retrieved 16 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d 177th Military Police Brigade, Retrieved 16 August 2008.
  3. ^ a b The Institute of Heraldry: 177th Military Police Brigade, United States Army. Retrieved 16 August 2008.
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