COS MAREZ, Iraq – Colonel Brian Winski, commander, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pins a Combat Action Badge on Spc. Patrick Colquitt during an awards ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, June 1, 2011

COS MAREZ, Iraq " Colonel Brian Winski, commander, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pins a Combat Action Badge on Spc. Patrick Colquitt during an awards ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, June 1, 2011. Colquitt, a native of Boaz, Ala., serves with 214th Military Police Company, an Alabama Army National Guard unit attached to Task Force Shield, 4th AAB. Soldiers of 214th MP Company were recognized with awards for completing their deployment in support of Operation New Dawn. Major Erik Peterson, operations officer for Task Force Shield, said the 214th MP Company provided a wealth of knowledge to Iraqi counterparts during the advise, train and assist mission, and invested resources to help make the Iraqi Police a better force.

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