FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (July 9, 2015) -- Nine Soldiers with the 13th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion, were honored at a redeployment ceremony held at the 92nd MP Bn. headquarters, having returned from Iraq July 1.
After deploying in March of this year, the group of Soldiers completed their unusually short tour of duty as the personal security detachment for 1st Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Paul Funk.
"They were good Soldiers, and they worked really hard," said Staff Sgt. Scott Penney, detachment leader. "Even with the last-minute details, the team came together well and were always ready."
When the team left, they were part of 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade but returned under the command of Col. Rosendo Guieb, 89th Military Police Brigade commander, Fort Hood, Texas.
"Gen. Funk was in constant contact with Col. Guieb to let him know the team was doing a great job," Capt. Aaron McDaniel, commander, 13th MP Co. said.
McDaniel mentioned the mission came on short notice -- less then a month was available to train this team mostly comprised of first-time deployers, he said.
"They just took it and ran with it," Penney proudly said of his team.