From the article: Army Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors
Have you ever been assigned to a Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) in MOS 31--Field Military Police? If so, tell us what it was like. Did you love your job? Did you hate it? What was your average day like? Share Your Experiences
- Hey guys.. I was a 95b first platoon of females trained ever as MP... back in 1974 when they ended the Woman's Army Corp. Did some hazard duty and got contaminated, was the only female stationed at my duty station... all my GI's treated me like a sister. E1 living in officers quarters... no female barracks... Cant believe I am getting close to 40 years out. RESPECT TO ALL
- —Guest michelle
Garrison MP Duty
- Out of AIT I Was sent to Ft. Benning and had 1week of OJT for road duty and I was on my way.My unit went to the field periodically but for the most part I had garrison duty before being selected as the Provost Marshall`s driver.Then it was on to AWOL Apprehension Team which was a sweet job.All my MP experiences were just great,got reclassed to infantry and went Airborne,then Ranger,became instructor for the Infantry School.MP duty is what you make of it.
- —Guest Mr.White
- I was a 95B at Ft. Benning from 1977-1981on patrol duty the duty was great until we changed to 12 hour days from 4 days on and 3 days off.Everything is automated now,do any new MP`s know what a DA3975 is? Or does it exist anymore.I had a ball as an MP,It helped my civilian carreer.I became a state correctional officer and also became a Fedreal Police Officer
- —Guest Mr.White
- What is the MOS# for army military police personnel?
- —Guest syl guzman
- Drafted. Basic & MP school at Ft. Gordon. Flew to Frankfurt. Train to Bad Kreuznach. Garrison (town patrol). Twenty years old and driving a patrol car. Winefests. Nurinberg Ring. Germans work hard but play hard. German police the greatest. What an eye opener! Back in USA. Did thirty with civilian police. Loved enforcement of the UCMJ the best. Have friends from my old unit and Germany as well to this day. Enjoyed the MP life.
- —Guest elgin
- I can promise you if your looking to be a cop, the army is not the place for the job. For your first year and some change you will do nothing but be put through occasional class regarding law enforcement. sometimes not. other than that you will e sitting on your ass and scrubbing toilets on this joyous job called platoon duty. the army tricks you into thinking your in the most respected mos and that youll actually make a diffrence but at the end of the day you a pathetic unappreciated janitor. and you get smokes and mistreated by higher ups who seem to think that their more important. whe in all reality they do the same damn thing that you do. if you want to make a difference or do something fun you may as well pick a chef.
- —Guest Edwards
I go way back
- When I enlisted in 1961,I volunteered for the MP's and was lucky enough to get it. Back then the MOS was 951B..I stayed in the military for 8 yrs active and 16 Reserve..I retired. I became a Police Officer in Florida in1969 and in 1996 I retired. The MP training was spot on and I have never regreted my decision(s) I served in Panama Canal Zone, NY City as an AWOL apprehtion team leader and did some Town patrol. If your considering being an MP... DO IT !
- —Guest Bigjoe
Assist, Protect, Defend!
- I went in and did training for 95B/C- for those who do not recognize that, that's what MP/CO (now "internment specialist") used to be. Went in right out of high school and loved every moment of it. It's not about being a bully or having been bullied; it's about law and order on a military base, installation, or prison. Plain and simple. If you go in w/ the mentality you're going to take pass transgressions out on others it's a good way to alienate yourself from other soldiers and get your ass kicked out. HOOAH!
- —Guest Brvnczy
- Im trying to find out the age requirement for 31D is it required to be 21 upon completion of the schooling? Or do you have to be 21 before you even start schooling?
- —Guest logan
- Being a 31E is what you make of it. I seen somebody saying to just do it as a civilian instead. I'm currently employed with Federal Bureau of Prisons and the first thing they wanted was prior experience. If you plan to only do one or two terms of enlistment then the 31E field is great for transitioning to civilian life. I had this job lined up before even getting out of the army. Any MOS is going to have its downsides. Thats life. Overall I'd say 31E is a great choice for a 1 or 2 term soldier.
- —Guest SPC Pheral
- I find it hilarious at how most of the people on here have terrible grammar as well as no sense of how to make sentences. I was thinking about being an MP but after reading some of these degenerates ramble on here I think I will take my chances in another MOS thanks for the heads up.
- —Guest areyoutreadstone
Just Do It
- I was a 31B and let me tell you it was one of the best decisions of my life. Dont get me wrong there our some shaddy stuff that goes along in the MP corp. But most of all i had a time of my lfe. Once you get over the rough patches as a young soldier you learn that there so many oppertunities for yourself.the MP corp is really a gaint family and embraces your fmily. my family loved it. every were i went they went and the felt everything i went through. It taught us all how to over come issues. ow after all that im out of the army and now working for outside law enforcement agency. im glad what i learned as an military police officer it helps me out alot.
- —Guest retired John
- As a former Army CID agent, let me tell all of you something valuable. STAY OUT of the military law enforcement field altogether ! It is crooked, political, full of favoritism, and can be dangerous, if you don't play the game. My career was ruined because I refused to become involved in my commander's homosexual ring of delight. He was gay and wanted me to become one of his butt buddies. I refused and almost immediately, my cases went "sour" and I was determined to be unfit for military service. After psychological attacks on my wife, and threats of me being imprisoned for trumped up charges, I finally went AWOL. Since we were in europe, the army had to send my wife back to the states. We had planned this in advance. I ended up getting an OTH discharge. I was able to overcome that and still earned a nice retirement. However, I was humiliated and disgraced by a scumbag. This is a true story folks. And by the way, LTC Don ------, I know where you live. See you soon !
- —Guest Bob
- I joined the MP Corps in 06 and was stationed at Ft Bragg. I never reay wanted to be a cop, but my g-pa was an MP back in the Korean war so I chose that MOS. That was the best decision I ever made! I just got out this past july due to the army cutting down on troops. In the 5 years of my career, I was deployed for 15 months to Iraq from 07-09. When I got back, I volunteered for Haiti. The MP Corps has so many opportunities to offer. After returning from Haiti, I went to traffic school at Lackland AFB, TX for 3 weeks of training. Upon completion, I was an accident investigator at Bragg. I did everything from speed enforcement to investigating fatality vehicle accidents. I also was involved with the Deserter Apprehension Team, providing armed escorts to other military bases and prisons. As an MP, you can be an investigator, CID Agent, dog handler, SRT ( SWAT), Drug Suppresion Team, and many more. I recommend it to any and everyone.
- —Guest ABN MP
Pros and Cons
- The MOS is challanging. If you have visions of "cops" dancing in your head, I hate to break your heart. I have been in 19yrs and have done maybe 8 years of Law Enforcement duty. It is easier now to become an MP than when I joined. The field part of the MOS is abundant. I have deployed four times in the last 11 years. All in all I wouldn't trade a minute of serving my country for all the gold in California.
- —Guest SSG 31B
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