The 16th Military Police Brigade will welcome a new commander and command sergeant major in a change of leadership ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m., Friday, July 12.

Col. Jon P. Myers will assume command of the 16th Military Police Brigade from Col. Larry C. Dewey in a ceremony to be held at the Main Post Parade Field.

Command Sgt. Maj. Veronica E. Knapp will also assume responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Mark D. Hennessey during the ceremony.

During their time in command, the command team integrated the 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion into the 16th
Military Police Brigade. The 83rd Civil Affairs Battalion is the only Civil Affairs Battalion assigned to United States Army Forces Command.

Col. Dewey and Command Sgt. Maj. Hennessey led the Brigade on a deployment to the southern border in Arizona in support of customs and boarder protection. Col. Dewey served as the senior mission commander for the military members deployed in the Arizona sector.

The command team aligned Military Police companies with Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs). This allowed entire Military Police companies to deploy in support of the BCTs to the Joint Readiness Training Center and the National Training Center for the first time in four years.



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