502nd Commander


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502nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

Photo of LTC SelfLieutenant Colonel Mike Self
Commander, 502nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

Lieutenant Colonel Mike Self is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant through Officer Candidate School in 1991.

Key assignments include Company Commander, 211th MP Co, Clyde, NC, Detachment Commander, 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion during Operation Iraqi Freedom I, MP Team Chief 2/311 BN (AC/RC), Fort Bragg, NC, Provost Marshal, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany, Provincial Police Team Chief, Diyala Province, Multi-National Division-North, Iraq, Director of Emergency Services, Stuttgart Germany, 1st Infantry Division Provost Marshal, Fort Riley, Kansas and most recently served as the Afghan National Security Force Development Chief with Combined Joint Task Force-1, Regional Command-East, Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Colonel Self’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, Distinguished Honor Graduate of the 72nd Police Basic Introductory Course (Greensboro, NC), Police Law Institute, Interview/Interrogation, Hostage Negotiation and Instructor Certification Course at the North Carolina State Justice Academy in Salemburg, NC. His military education includes the Civil Affairs Advanced Course (Commandants List), Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Conventional Physical Security and Crime Prevention Course, Observer, Controller/Trainer Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Law Enforcement Senior Leader Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Presidential Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/3 Combat Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Mobilization Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal (3), Expert Field Medical Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

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