Chief Warrant Officer Five Billy Higgason
Battalion Operations Officer, 10th Military Police Battalion (CID)
CW5 Higgason was born in 1971 in Louisville, MS, the oldest of three brothers. He attended high school at the Old Dominion Christian Academy, Kosciusko, MS and was honored as Valedictorian. He entered military service in 1988 and completed Field Artillery One Station Unit Training in 1989 at Ft Sill, OK, where he was recognized as Fast Tracker and Honor Graduate.
CW5 Higgason’s first assignment was A Battery, 1/14th FA, Ft Stewart, GA, where he performed duties as a Howitzer Driver until the unit’s deactivation in 1990. He was reassigned to A Btry, 3/41st FA, FSGA, and deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield/Storm, during which he served as the Battery Commander’s driver. He later served as a Howitzer Gunner and attended the Primary Leadership Development Course at Ft Stewart, where he achieved a position on the Commandant’s List and received the Leadership Award. In 1993, he was transferred to C Btry, 2/3d FA, Kirchgoens, Germany, where he served as a Gunner, Howitzer Section Chief, Training NCO and Headquarters Platoon SGT.
In 1994, CW5 Higgason was attached to the Giessen Resident Agency as an intern. He attended the Apprentice Special Agent Course in 1996 and was assigned to the 30th MP DET (CID), Ft Stewart, where he served on the General and Economic Crimes teams, and as the Economic Crimes Team Chief (TC). While assigned to Ft Stewart, he attended MP Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course and achieved a position on the Commandant’s List.
CW5 Higgason attended Warrant Officer Candidate School in 1999, where he achieved a position on the Commandant’s List and received the Leadership Award. He returned to the 30th MP DET (CID), where he served as the Drug Suppression TC. From Jul 99 – May 02, he was assigned as the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Hunter Branch Office, Hunter Army Airfield, GA. From Jun 02 – May 03, CW5 Higgason served as SAC of the Camp Red Cloud Branch Office, Uijongbu, Korea. He returned to the 30th MP DET (CID) and served as Economic Crimes TC from Jun 03 - May 04. From May 04 – Mar 05, he was attached to the Detainee Assessment Task Force, HQCIDC, Ft Belvoir, VA. In Jul 05, he was assigned to the Benning CID Battalion as Asst. Operations Officer. In Sep 05, he was deployed with the 31st MP DET (CID), Ft Campbell, KY, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CW5 Higgason served as SAC of the Tikrit CID Office, Contingency Operating Base Speicher, from Oct 05 – Oct 06. In Nov 06, he assumed command of the newly activated 24th MP DET (CID), with responsibility for the Rucker, Puerto Rico, McPherson, Honduras and Camp Shelby CID offices. From Jul 08 – May 10, he served as Operations Officer of Benning CID BN. From Jun 10 – Mar 11, he served as commander of the 30th MP DET (CID), Ft Stewart, GA. His most recent assignment was as the Assistant Operations Officer, 3D MP Group (CID), from Apr 11 – Apr 14.
CW5 Higgason has completed the Warrant Officer Basic, Advanced, Staff and Senior Staff Courses, as well as numerous investigative courses including Special Victims Unit, Advanced Fraud Investigations, Worker’s Compensation/FECA Specialist, Protective Services, Crisis Negotiations, Credibility Assessment through Linguistic Analysis, Child Abuse Prevention & Investigation Techniques, Special Agent in Charge, Advanced Crime Scene Investigations, Introduction to Defense Transportation and Fire/Arson Investigations. CW5 Higgason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.
CW5 Higgason’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (7OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1OLC), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Driver’s Badges (Wheel and Track), and German Military Efficiency Badge (Bronze).