Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. McNellis
Battalion Commander
759th Military Police Battalion

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Lt. Col. Robert B. McNellis is a native of Helena, Montana. He received his commission as a second lieutenant through Army ROTC at Gonzaga University in 1999, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He also earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Webster University in Business and Organizational Security Management in 2004.

His assignments include: Executive officer to J3 and force protection officer, Joint Force Command, Naples, Italy; brigade executive officer, 4th MEB, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; battalion executive officer and S3, 92nd Military Police Bn., Fort Leonard Wood; chief, Command and Tactics Division, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood; chief, Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood; small group leader, Military Police Captains Career Course, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood; company commander, 57th MP Company, Korea/Iraq/Hawaii; battalion S1, 728th MP Bn.; assistant S3, 728th MP Bn., Camp Henry, Korea; provost marshal operations officer, 1st MP Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; rear detachment commander and platoon leader, 66th MP Company, Fort Lewis; platoon leader, 2nd MP Company, Camp Casey, South Korea.

His operational deployments include: battalion executive officer and battalion S3, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, (2011-2012); team leader, Task Force Reconstitution, Iraq, (2009); company commander, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq, (2006-2007). His military education includes: Battalion Troop Commander Development Course (2016), Battalion Pre-Command Course (2016), Command and General Staff College (2012), Army Senior Instructor Certification (2010), Army Basic Instructor Course (2008), Combined Arms and Services Staff School (2004), Military Police Captains Career Course (2003), Equal Opportunity Leaders Course (2001), Military Police Officer Basic Course (2000), Combating Terrorism on Military Installations (1999), and Airborne School (1996).

McNellis’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 CS), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (one oak leaf cluster), Combat Action Badge, German Armed Forces Badge (Gold), and Basic Parachutist Badge.