First Sergeant Gordon L. Lawitzke
Battalion First Sergeant, 19th Military Police Battalion (CID)
First Sergeant Gordon L. Lawitzke was born January 3, 1975 in Anaheim, Calif. He moved to and was raised in Las Vegas, Nev. 1SG Lawitzke joined the United States Army in 1994. His civilian education includes an Associates of Arts in General Studies for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He is currently seeking a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from UMUC.
His military assignments include A CO 302nd MI BN in Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany; Special Reaction Team (SRT) A CO MP USAG, Fort Carson, Colo.; Team Leader and Squad Leader 501st MP CO, Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Senior Desk Sergeant and MPI Supervisor Mannheim, Germany; Special Agent and Detachment Sergeant 87th MP DET (CID) Fort Bragg, N.C.; Detachment Sergeant 37th MP DET (CID) Balad, Iraq, Detachment Sergeant 76th MP DET (CID) Fort Bliss, Texas; BN OPS NCO 22nd MP BN (CID) Bagram, Afghanistan, 1SG Lawitzke is currently assigned to the 19th MP BN (CID).
1SG Lawitzke’s schools include: Basic Training; Physical Security; SRT Training; Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course; Colorado Springs Police Department’s Basic SWAT Course; Warrior Leaders Course; Advance Leaders Course; Family Advocacy Staff Training; Domestic Violence Intervention Training; Child Abuse Prevention and Investigative Techniques Course; Apprentice CID Special Agent Course; Hostage and Crisis Negotiations Training; Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Course; Advanced Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Course; Senior Leaders Course; Airborne School and the Exhibit Officer’s Course at Scotland Yard.
1SG Lawitzke’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendations Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (1 Sliver Leaf Cluster with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Good Conduct Medal (6 loop clasp); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 Campaign Star); Global War on Terrorism Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (6).