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5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

Photo of LTC HanrahanLieutenant Colonel Kevin F. Hanrahan
Commander, 5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

Lieutenant Colonel Kevin F. Hanrahan was commissioned in 1996 as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Michigan.  His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms and Service Staff School, and Intermediate Level Education.

Lieutenant Colonel Hanrahan’s first assignment was at Camp Casey Korea where he served as a Platoon Leader in the 2d Military Police Company, 2d Infantry Division. Next he served at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as a Platoon Leader in the 65th Military Police Company (Airborne) and 82d Military Police Company where he also served as the company executive officer and, then served as Assistant S3 (Operation Joint Guardian) for the 503d Military Police Battalion (Airborne). Later he served in Hanau, Germany as the S4 (Operation Joint Guardian) and assistant S3 (OIF) in the 709th Military Police Battalion, and then Commanded the 127th Military Police Company (OIF). He was then assigned as a Small Group Leader, United States Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Later he was assigned as the Battalion Commander (Provisional) and Executive Officer for the 503d Military Police Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg North Carolina. Next Lieutenant Colonel Hanrahan served as the Deputy Provost Marshal (OEF) for Headquarters, United States Forces- Afghanistan. Afterwards, he was assigned to the United States Army Training Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Eustis, Va., where he served as an operations officer for the Command Provost Marshal Office, Executive Officer for the TRADOC G-3/5/7, and Commanded the 733 Security Force Squadron.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), both the Afghan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal (1), Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), National Defense Service Medal (1) and the Army Service Ribbon. Additionally, he has the Valorous Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Citation. His combat skill badges include: the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Marksmanship Efficiency Badge (Gold) and several foreign parachutist wings.