Colonel Roger P. Hedgepeth
Commander, 3rd Military Police Group (CID)
Colonel Roger P. Hedgepeth was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1983 and served as a Military Police Driver, Gunner, Team Leader, and Squad Leader before entering the ROTC Program at California State University (CSU) Fresno in 1987. COL Hedgepeth was commissioned as a 2LT in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in 1991. COL Hedgepeth has a B.S. and M.S. in Criminology from CSU Fresno, a M.S. in International Relations from the JFK Special Warfare Center, and a M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
COL Hedgepeth’s assignments include serving as Platoon Leader in the 3d MP Company, 3ID in Wuerzburg and Schweinfurt, Germany, an Assistant S3 and Company Commander in the 759th MP Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. At Fort Bragg, North Carolina he served as a PSYOP Detachment Commander in C Company, 9th PSYOP Battalion, and as the PSYOP Detachment Commander for the 75th Ranger Regiment. COL Hedgepeth returned to Germany and was assigned as an Operations Officer in the 18th MP Brigade followed by duty as a Battalion S3 and Battalion XO in the 709th MP Battalion. COL Hedgepeth returned to the United States and served in a Joint assignment at NORAD and USNORTHCOM at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. While at NORAD and USNORTHCOM he served in the J34 Anti-terrorism and Force Protection Directorate, as a Speechwriter to the Commanding General, and as the Director of Security. Following his Joint assignment COL Hedgepeth returned to Germany to take command of the 709th MP Battalion in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He just completed serving as the Director of Operations for the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-435, Kabul, Afghanistan.
COL Hedgepeth has deployed to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (2001-2002), Operation IRAQI FREEDOM I (2003-2004), Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07 (2005-2006), and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (2013-2014). COL Hedgepeth is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
COL Hedgepeth’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with one star, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 1, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal with numeral four device, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Valorous Unit Award, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Combat Action Badge.