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LTC AlbrychtLieutenant Colonel Sarah K. Albrycht
Commander, 5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

A native of Bennington, Vermont, Lieutenant Colonel Albrycht entered the United States Army, commissioning through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995.  She received her Masters in Policy Management from Georgetown University in 2006.

After graduating MP OBC at Fort McClellan, AL, she served as a Platoon Leader in the 552nd MP Company, Pusan, Korea (November 1995 to February 1997) and the 982nd MP Company, then Assistant Operations Officer, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, CO (February 1997- December 1998).  Following the MP OAC, she deployed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti Provost Marshal, United States Support Group- Haiti (August 1999- February 2000).  She returned to Fort Bragg, NC, as Assistant Operations Officer and then Adjutant for 16th MP Brigade (Airborne) (February 2000- April 2001).  She took command of 65th MP Company (Airborne) in April 2001 and deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in November 2001 as the first MP company deployed in support of OEF.  She was Plans Officer for 16th MP Brigade (Airborne) until selected for the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern Program in May 2003.  She served as Junior Military Assistant for the Honorable Dr. David S.C. Chu, Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (May 2003-May 2004) and as a Strategic Planner for the Army Provost Marshal General (May 2004-May 2005) before completing the OSD/JCS Intern Program at Georgetown University (May 2005-May 2006).  She attended Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS (May 2006-May 2007), then served as Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 709th MP Battalion, Grafenwoehr, Germany (June 2007-May 2010), deploying again to Afghanistan to train Afghan National Police. Upon returning in May of 2010, she was assigned  as J34, Assessments Deputy Branch Chief, United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, CO, where she provided expertise on and analysis of Defense Critical Infrastructure.

LTC Albrycht deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy from August 1999- February 2000, and to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan from November 2001-August 2002 and Afghanistan from February 2009- March 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

LTC Albrycht’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Joint Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Superior Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Ribbon (4 campaign stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.  She also holds the Sr Jumpmaster Badge.