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How competitive is it to branch MP?

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Full Metal Bulldog, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Member

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    Is it as competitive as combat arms to branch Military Police or is less hairpulling required if this is put as a cadet's number one choice to branch out of ROTC?

    Also, what are the opportunities of a Military Police officer at the field grade level? Are there many command opportunities or would it be mostly staff (S2?) positions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

    GoArmyBeatNavy 5-Year Member

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    I can't answer how competitive MP is to branch.

    Here is a list of MP units in the US Army (Wikipedia for what its worth).

    A battalion is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) and a brigade is commanded by a Colonel (COL).

    I am unsure if there are MP companies commanded by Majors, but there appears to be a number of command opportunities for MP Officers at the LTC and COL levels.
     
  3. Aglahad

    Aglahad 5-Year Member

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    Short Answer: It is getting a lot more competitive probably sitting in the top 5-7 of the branches.

    Can't tell you about field grade but my MP LT friends brief A LOT as many are assistant S-3s. There are different niches like internment. convoy security ops etc within the branch.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    Ohhhhhh..... someone just saw Jack Reacher.
     
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    HaHa....I think that character would be a bit more believable if he had been an ex 1st Sgt instead of a Major.
     
  6. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    I think he would have been more believable had he been 6'4" as is the character in the novels.:rolleyes:
     
  7. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Well that too.

    Creative camera angles.
     

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