Major General(R) Mary E. Clarke
Service Career: 1945-1981
Major General Mary E. Clarke served our nation for thirty-six years (10 August 1945 - 31 October 1981), the longest tenure of duty ever served by a woman in the US Army. A military pioneer and iconic figure, she rose through the ranks from Private to Major General and commanded units from detachment level to a major US Army installation. During her distinguished career, MG Clarke served as the Commandant of the WAC Center and School and as the last Director of the Women's Army Corps; she was the first female to serve as the Commandant of the US Army Military Police School and US Army Chemical School; the first female to command a major military installation; and the first female in the US Army to achieve the rank of Major General. After retirement, MG Clarke remained extremely active in military affairs. In 1984, she was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services and was elevated to Vice Chair in 1986. In 1989, she became a member, later Chair, of the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans and in 1992, she was appointed as a member of the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. Both while on active duty and in retirement, MG Clarke was the strongest and most vocal advocate of maintaining the Women's Army Corps Museum - originally established at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and later relocated to Fort Lee, Virginia, and renamed the US Army Women's Museum on 9 April 1999.
Command Sergeant Major(R) Gary Fowler
Service Career: 1984-2016
Sergeant Major Fowler served at every echelon of leadership in the Military Police Corps Regiment. He placed a large focus on Soldiers, the Military Police Corps Organizational Structure, and communicating the Military Police Corps mission and capabilities to other branches. SGM Fowler enhanced Readiness through his work with strategic messaging Army Crime, and training requirements
Major General(R) Marion Garcia
Service Career: 1997-2020
Major General Marion Garcia served the United States Army, the United States Army Reserve, and the Military Police Corps Regiment with distinction throughout her 33 year career. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, MG Garcia successfully demonstrated her outstanding leadership skills at every level and in multiple theaters of operation. MG Garcia served in multiple combat operations including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope, JTF-GTMO, and Operation Iraqi Freedom where she commanded the 324th Military Police Battalion to conduct detention operations at Camp Remembrance II, which replaced the facility at Abu Ghraib. MG Garcia was the first officer to serve as the Chief, Detention Operations when the 200th Military Police Command was formed and later served as its Commanding General.
MG Garcia is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in her civilian career and serves as a Director of Veterinary Medicine for the Hybrid Turkeys Company in Minnesota.
Private First Class Paul V. Healey
Service Career: 1966-1968
Private First Class Paul V. Healey, Jr. served our nation as a Military Policeman during the Vietnam War. His conspicuous valor during the Battle of Saigon (31 January 1968) significantly contributed to a defining moment in our Branch History. On 14 October 1968, the Military Police Corps was officially redesignated from a Combat Service Support Branch to a Combat Support Branch. The single most compelling motive for this change was predicated upon the exemplary battlefield performance of Military Police units that fought as frontline infantrymen during the Tet Offensive of 1968. The Tet Offensive (31 January-28 March 1968) qualifies as "the finest hour'' of the Military Police Corps during the Vietnam War and as a result, a new gallery of heroes emerged within our branch. The most highly decorated of these soldiers was PFC Paul V. Healey, Jr. and he became the undeniable face of "Military Police Heroism" during the Tet Offensive of 1968.
First Sergeant(R) Ennice L. Hobbs Jr.
Service Career: 1976-2000
First Sergeant Ennice L. Hobbs Jr. United States Anny, Retired, has selflessly served the Military Police Corps for the last 45 years as a Soldier, Noncommissioned Officer, and Federal Employee. Throughout his 24 year Service Career, he served in four correctional facilities, was recognized as the Drill Sergeant of the Year in 1986, was selected as First Sergeant of a Corrections Company while only a Sergeant First Class at Fort Lewis and served in that role for 33 months, and served as the 704th Military Police Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
Following his impressive Service Career, 1SG(R) Ennice L Hobbs continued his service for 21 more years and counting, at the Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility (NWJRCF) at Joint Base Lewis McChord. As a Federal Employee, 1SG(R) Hobbs served as the Facility's American Corrections Association Compliance Manager for 15 years, served as Hearings Officer in support of the Army Clemency and Parole Board/Army Review Board Agency where he greatly impacted rehabilitation efforts, ensured uninterrupted and flawless operations of the NWJRCF during numerous deployments of the Battalion, served on the Military Affairs Committee and Sustainability Committee for the American Correctional Association, served as Deputy Director for the NWJRCF for over 15 years, and provided mentorship and guidance under the leadership often different Battalion Commanders at the NWJRCF. His expertise, outstanding performance, and selfless service are an inspiration and truly honor the legacy of the Military Police Corps Regiment.
Colonel(R) Dan McElroy
Service Career: 1984-2018
Colonel McElroy's distinguished Army career spanned over 30 years and had a significant, long-term impact on the success of the Military Police Carp's mission. His inspirational and infectious leadership, coupled with his sound understanding of tactical, operational, and strategic level operations, significantly influenced commanders who would lead Military Police organizations across the Regiment, both in peace and in war. His extraordinary contributions in many key assignments proved critical in promoting and ensuring continued independence, growth, and relevance of the Military Police Corps. Through his service, Colonel McElroy had a profound and positive impact on this Nation.
Major General(R) Colleen L. McGuire
Service Career: 1979-2012
Brigadier General Colleen McGuire served our Nation, Army and Military Police Corps Regiment with honor and distinction for over 32 years in diverse and critical assignments. From her initial enlistment as a Private in the Women's Army Corps to attaining Flag officer rank, BG McGuire attained many firsts while in the service of the Soldiers she trained and led at the platoon, company, battalion, brigade and flag levels. She was the first woman in the history of the US. Army to hold the highest law enforcement office, Provost Marshal General of the Army; first woman to command the U.S. Army's premier felony investigative organization, the Criminal Investigations Command; and the first woman to command the Department of Defense all-male maximum security prison, the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Her assignments took her to Germany, Alaska, Somalia, Iraq and throughout the contiguous United States. BG McGuire served during an historical period of significant change, traumatic events and growth in the United States and U.S. Army. From the Fall of the Berlin Wall and end to the Cold War to the events following the attack of 9/11 and the resulting protracted Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; the full integration of women in the Armed Forces and the exponential technological advances, BG McGuire's service is a testament to the adaptability, tenacity, and strength of our Military Police Corps Regiment, our Army and our Nation.
Command Sergeant Major(R) Todd E. Spradling
Service Career: 1983-2015
CSM Spradling has made a significant and long.term contribution to the success of the Military Police Corps, the United States Army, and our country. His experiences in peace and war, innovation, and sound advice in combination with forward thinking, contributed to the evolution of the Military Police Corps and the Army. CSM Spradling exemplifies the qualities of a multi•skilled and competent leader. His knowledge of joint operations, foreign cultures, American Soldiers and the overall strategic situation helped shape future doctrine and ensured the proper employment of Military Police forces. He gained the commitment of those he led by setting conditions for teamwork, ensuring confidence in equipment and instilling certainty in the ability to succeed. His employment of tactical discipline and mission focus influenced trust beyond the traditional chain of command and helped create a MP Corps of consistent excellence. CSM Spradling's commitment to the Military Police Corps and professional strengths of the Regiment has left a lasting legacy throughout the Army.