Colonel Ignatius M. Dolata, Jr.
Commander, 6th Military Police Group (CID)
Colonel Ignatius M. “Mike” Dolata, Jr., was born at Andrews AFB, Maryland, on August 31, 1967. A Distinguished Military Graduate from the ROTC Program at Arizona State University, he earned his Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army Military Police (MP) Corps Regiment in 1989.
COL Dolata’s assignments include Platoon Leader, 1st Infantry Division (Forward), Federal Republic of Germany; Platoon Leader, 194th MP Company and 101st MP Company, JTF–Bravo, Honduras and 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; S-3 Security Officer, 507th Corps Support Group (Airborne), OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, Somalia; Assistant S-3 Officer (Operations), Law Enforcement Command, Fort Campbell, KY; Team Chief and Small Group Leader, Commander, Fort McClellan MP Company, and Executive Officer to the Assistant Commandant (US Army MP School), Fort McClellan, AL; Operations Officer, London District Provost Company, Royal Military Police, England; MP Plans Officer, 3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division and Battalion S-3 Officer, 704th MP Battalion, Fort Lewis, WA; Battalion S-3 Officer, 716th MP Battalion, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander (Rear), 716th MP Battalion, and Director of Emergency Services, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; Deputy Chief, CJ34, AT/FP Division, US Forces Korea, Republic of Korea; Brigade Deputy Commander, 101st Sustainment Brigade (Rear) and Commander, 716th MP Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; and Provost Marshal and Chief, Protection Cell, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.
COL Dolata’s military education includes the US Army War College, US Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, MP Officer Basic Course and Advanced Course, Special Reaction Team Course, Hostage Negotiations Course, Protective Services Course, Physical Security Course, Combating Terrorism Course, Antiterrorism Unit Advisor Course, Security Engineering Training Course, and the Air Assault School. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science, and a Master of Strategic Studies.
COL Dolata’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (5 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze numeral “3”, United Nations Medal, German Marksmanship Badge (Gold), German Military Efficiency Badge (Bronze), Air Assault Badge, and Combat Action Badge. Additional honors include the US Army General MacArthur Leadership Award; US Army Training and Doctrine Command Instructor of the Year Award (Company Grade); Admiral and Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Alabama Colonel, State of Alabama; Freedom of the City of London, United Kingdom; MP Regimental Association Order of the Marechaussee (Silver); 4th Dan, Kami Bushi Kai; 2nd Dan, Tae Kwon Do; and 1st Dan, Shotokan.