The 759th Military Police Battalion was constituted 19 August 1942 in the Army of the United States and activated 15 September 1942 at Fort Ontario, New York. On December 28, 1943, the Battalion sailed for Naples, Italy for duty with the 5th Army where it was billeted in the stables of the "King's Palace." The Battalion moved after the 5th Army through Capua and Sessa and on June 10, 1944, they participated in General Clark's Grand Parade through the streets of Rome.
In October of 1944, the 759th MP Battalion moved northward towards the Ardennes to link up with General Bradley's 12th Army Group. The Battalion was stationed just south of Bastogne to provide traffic control for General Patton's supply vehicles. From the Ardennes, the unit moved toward the Rhine River with General Patton's Third and General Patch's Seventh Armies. VE Day found the Battalion in possession of five Battle Stars for the campaigns in Italy, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.
On October 20, 1947, the 759th MP Battalion was re-designated the 759th Military Police Service Battalion. In 1948, the Battalion assisted in the Berlin Airlift during the Soviet blockade of the city. The unit was inactivated on November 2, 1953 in Berlin Germany, but was activated again on June 6, 1968 at Fort Dix, New Jersey and reorganized on November 2, 1970.
The 759th MP Battalion was relocated to Fort Carson, CO in 1987. From 6 August 1990 to 4 December 1990, HHD deployed to Panama in support of Operation Promote Liberty. In 1991, the Battalion deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. From 9 Sep 1994 to 23 Jan 1995, HHD deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to provide humanitarian aid in support of Cuban and Haitian migrant camps.
From January 28, 2004 to January 1, 2005, the 759th MP BN deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The Battalion deployed for a second time during OIF 06-08 from August 26, 2006 to November 12, 2007.
Campaign Participation Credit
World War II
- Southern France (with arrowhead)
- Central Europe
- Defense of Saudi Arabia
- Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
- Operation Noble Eagle
- OIF 06-08
- Afghanistan OEF X
- Joint Meritorious Unit Award, 1994, Streamer embroidered GUANTANAMO BAY
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), 06 November 1990 through 17 April 1991, Streamer embroidered, SOUTHWEST ASIA
- Army Superior Unit Award, 01 June 1996 through 31 December 1997
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), 30 January 2004 through 10 December 2004
- Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), August 2006 through August 2007, OIF 06-08 (pending approval)