Staff Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester military police, Army National Guard Ambushed by enemy forces in Salman Pak, eastern Iraq, on March 20, 2005. Awarded a Silver Star, the nation's third-highest military decoration for valor—the first female recipient since World War II and the first to earn it for close-quarters combat.
Regimental Coat of Arms SymbolismGreen and gold are the colors associated with the Military Police Corps.The fasces is an ancient symbol of authority related to a Roman magistrate.The balance is symbolic of equal justice under law and the key signifies security.The sword represents the military.The crossed pistols are the symbol of the Military Police Corps mission: to uphold the law and to keep order.The motto ASSIST, PROTECT, DEFENDreflects the mission.
Army Pfc. Sam W. Huff Died April 18, 2005 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 18, of Tucson, Ariz.; assigned to the 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died April 18 in Baghdad of injuries sustained April 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her Humvee in Baghdad.
Sherian Grace Cadoria (b.1943) was the first African American female general in the United States Army and the highest ranking female at the time of her retirement in 1990 with the rank of Brigadier General. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. Initially in the Women's Army Corps, she transferred to the Military Police Corps in the 1970s.
Army PFC. Sam W. Huff, 18, of Tucson, Arizona. Died April 18, 2005, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 170th Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died in Baghdad, Iraq, of injuries sustained April 17 when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle.