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3D Law Enforcement Battalion

 

3D Law Enforcement Battalion

Camp Hansen

Okinawa, Japan
Leaders
   

Commanding Officer
Lieutenant Colonel Ruedi
{Biography}

Sergeant Major
Hannaway
{Biography}

3d LE Bn Photo Gallery
Cpl. Justin B. Trujillo, left, gives his military working dog, Cutter, a drink of water during improvised explosive device detection training July 2 in the Central Training Area. MWDs and their handlers form a special bond through constant training and interaction, making them a unique asset to the mission of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Trujillo is a Los Alamos, New Mexico, native and military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Cutter is a specialized search dog with the battalion.
Paw Patrol: Military working dogs execute explosive detection training
Cpl. Justin B. Trujillo, left, gives his military working dog, Cutter, a drink of water during improvised explosive device detection training July 2 in the Central Training Area. MWDs and their handlers form a special bond through constant training and interaction, making them a unique asset to the mission of III Marine Expeditionary Force. Trujillo is a Los Alamos, New Mexico, native and military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Cutter is a specialized search dog with the battalion.
Cpl. Dusten R. Bradburn, right, directs his military working dog, Falco, July 2 in the Central Training Area. MWDs and their handlers executed improvised explosive device detection training, in which the dog teams patrolled through areas with odors typically associated with IEDs. The goal of the training was to identify all indicators in the lane. Bradburn is a Springfield, Colorado, native and military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Falco is a patrol explosive detection dog with the battalion.
Paw Patrol: Military working dogs execute explosive detection training
Cpl. Dusten R. Bradburn, right, directs his military working dog, Falco, July 2 in the Central Training Area. MWDs and their handlers executed improvised explosive device detection training, in which the dog teams patrolled through areas with odors typically associated with IEDs. The goal of the training was to identify all indicators in the lane. Bradburn is a Springfield, Colorado, native and military working dog handler with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Falco is a patrol explosive detection dog with the battalion.
Cpl. Dennis E. Zeller, right, instructs Lance Cpl. Keith M. Raymond on the fundamentals of the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Zeller and Raymond are military policemen with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Cpl. Dennis E. Zeller, right, instructs Lance Cpl. Keith M. Raymond on the fundamentals of the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Zeller and Raymond are military policemen with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Lance Cpl. Jose A. Vivaldi, right, explains the cycle of operations for the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher to Lance Cpl. Ryan Haylett, center, and Cpl. Brandon C. Perrine June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Vivaldi is a military policeman and range safety officer with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Haylett and Perrine are military policeman with 4th LE Bn., Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Lance Cpl. Jose A. Vivaldi, right, explains the cycle of operations for the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher to Lance Cpl. Ryan Haylett, center, and Cpl. Brandon C. Perrine June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Vivaldi is a military policeman and range safety officer with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Haylett and Perrine are military policeman with 4th LE Bn., Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Staff Sgt. Eric J. Ellenberger, left, teaches the fundamentals of the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Ellenberger is a military policeman with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Staff Sgt. Eric J. Ellenberger, left, teaches the fundamentals of the MK19 40 mm automatic grenade launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Ellenberger is a military policeman with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Staff Sgt. Eric J. Ellenberger, left, discusses the proper use of the AT4 rocket launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The period of instruction familiarized U.S. Marines with crew served weapons to enhance safety on ranges where they will be training Republic of Korea Marines as part of the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Ellenberger is a military policeman with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Staff Sgt. Eric J. Ellenberger, left, discusses the proper use of the AT4 rocket launcher June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The period of instruction familiarized U.S. Marines with crew served weapons to enhance safety on ranges where they will be training Republic of Korea Marines as part of the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Ellenberger is a military policeman with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Sgt. Niko Azucenas, right, instructs Lance Cpl. Joshua Headworth, left, on the fundamentals of the M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Azucenas and Headworth are military policemen with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Sgt. Niko Azucenas, right, instructs Lance Cpl. Joshua Headworth, left, on the fundamentals of the M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun June 5 on Camp Mujuk, South Korea. The U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with the crew served weapon to enhance safety on ranges where they will train Republic of Korea Marines on the weapons employment as part of Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8. KMEP 14-8 is one iteration in a series of continuous combined training exercises designed to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance, promote stability on the Korean Peninsula, and strengthen ROK-U.S. military capabilities and interoperability. Azucenas and Headworth are military policemen with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
Mission Statement
Conduct law and order operations in order to enhance the security environment and promote the rule of law in support of Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Operations
HISTORY

3D Law Enforcement Battalion History

World War II

The structuring of U.S. Marine Military Police into battalions was first recorded during the second world war, in which the Provost marshal, Far East Command, realized that as operations pushed further into the theater, transporting prisoners of war to Australia would no longer be a feasible option. As a result of this conclusion, the Provost Marshal, Far East Command, request an additional 17,000 military police be provided in theater. Marine Corps Military police, organized into provisional military police battalions, would play a significant role in processing nearly 300,000 civilians and over 10,000 prisoners of war during Operation Iceberg, the campaign to seize the island of Okinawa.

Vietnam War

During the Vietnam War, Marines were once again organized into military police battalions. The 3d Military Police Battalion, 3d law Enforcement Battalion's direct descendent, fell under Force Logistics Command, Fleet marine force pacific, and was located in San Francisco, California. On 1 May 1967, the 3d Military Police Battalion embarked towards Danang, Republic of Vietnam, with 31 Marine Officers,1 Navy Officer, 521 Marine enlisted, and 6 Navy enlisted under the command of LtCol C. H. Sullivan. The 3d Military Police Battalion took control of the Brig, conducted drug interdiction operations, and engaged in combat with the enemy. In addition, 3d Military Police Battalion also provided personnel security details for the Vice President, Secretary of Defense, and a multitude of general and flag officers. In over 3 years of continuous operations in the Republic of Vietnam, enemy fire claimed the lives of 26 Marines and sailors, and over 150 additional Marines were wounded. On 23 August 1970, the 3d Military Police Battalion bordered the USS Juneau (LPD-10) at Danang Harbor and departed for the United States. On 11 September, the battalion disembarked at Long Beach California. On 15 October, the 3d Military Support Company was deactivated by the order of the Commanding General, 5th Marine Amphibious Brigade.

Present

Marine Corps Bulletin 5400 (MCBUL 5400) was released in September 2011, nearly 31 years after the deactivation of 3d Military Police Battalion. It called for the reactivation of the 1st, 2d and 3d Military Police Battalions, now designated as Law Enforcement Battalions in each Marine Expeditionary Force. The 1st Law Enforcement Battalion will be headquartered in Camp Pendleton, CA, the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion will be headquartered in Camp Lejeune, NC, and the 3d Law Enforcement Battalion will be headquartered in Camp Hansen, Okinawa. This brief history of the battalion is what brings here today for this most auspicious occasion.

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H&S Co
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MP Co A
CO: 315 623 1150
1stSgt: 315 623 1141
MP Co B
CO: 315 623 2618
1stSgt: 315 623 2800
MP Co C
CO: 315 623 6804
1stSgt: 315 623 6080

Executive Officer: 315 623 7133
Sergeant Major: 315 623 2643
Career Planner: 315 623 2806
Family Readiness Officer: 315 623 2807
Adjutant/Legal Officer: 315 623 2819
Admin Chief: 315 623 2818
Mail Room: 315 623 2646
Legal Clerk: 315 623 2821
DTS Clerk: 315 623 2808
Bn Staff Duty Officer: 315 623 7148

Security Manager (XO): 315 623 7133
Assistant Security Manager: 315 623 1091
CID Officer: 315 623 2651
CID Chief: 315 623 2560

Operations Officer:                  315 623 2810
Assist. Operations Officer:     315 623 2007
Operations Chief:                    315 623 2814
Training Chief:                          315 623 2811
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Logistics Officer:   315 623 1059
Logistics Chief:     315 623 1039

Communications Officer: 315 623 2901
Communications Chief: 315 623 2902

Supply Officer:   315 623 4992
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Medical Office:    315 623 4110

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