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Photo of CW5 AlbaughChief Warrant Officer Five David J. Albaugh
Operations Officer, 6th Military Police Group (CID)

CW5 David Albaugh was born and raised in Skokie, Illinois. He was a 1987 graduate of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with a degree in Criminal Justice. In May of 1987 he enlisted in the US Army Military Police Corps. After serving as a Military Policeman with the 108th Military Police Company, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, he graduated from the US Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) Special Agent Course in October of 1989. In December of 1994, he completed Warrant Officer Candidate School and became a US Army Warrant Officer.

His assignments include Drug Suppression Team Chief, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Economic Crimes Team Chief, Schweinfurt, Germany; Personal Security Officer to the SACEUR, SHAPE, Belgium; General Crimes Team Chief and Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Ansbach, Germany; Protective Service Officer to the Task Force Eagle Commander, Tuzla, Bosnia; Special Agent-in-Charge, 286th Military Police Detachment, Bamberg, Germany; Detachment Commander, 280th Military Police Detachment (CID), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Assistant Group Operations Officer, 3rd Military Police Group (CID) (FWD), Baghdad, Iraq; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Support for Agent Development, HQ, USACIDC, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Senior Warrant Officer, Standards of Conduct Office, HQ, USACIDC, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Operations Officer, 1001st Military Police Battalion (CID), Fort Riley, Kansas; Senior Warrant Officer, HQ USACIDC Inspector General Team; Regimental Chief Warrant Officer of the Military Police Corps Regiment, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. CW5 Albaugh currently serves as the Investigative Operations Officer, 6th Military Police Group (CID), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

CW5 Albaugh is a graduate of the US Army Warrant Officer Candidate School, the CID Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the US Army Warrant Officer Staff and Senior Staff Courses.  Additionally, he completed numerous military and civilian schools and courses throughout his career to include the Mercedes-Benz Anti Terrorism/Evasive Driving Course, Stuttgart, Germany; the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA), Protective Services Training Course, Meckenheim, Germany; the National Fire Academy Fire/Arson Course, Emmetsburg, Maryland; The Defense Distribution Management Course, Fort Belvoir, VA; the Canadian Police College, Ottawa, Canada; the 226th Session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia; all USAMPS Special Agent Core courses and the U.S. Army Inspector General course.

CW5 Albaugh has received numerous awards and decorations recognizing his achievements, deployments, and training to include the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (5); Army Commendation Medal (2); Joint Service Achievement Medal (2); Army Achievement Medal (2); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Good Conduct Medal (3); National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; South West Asia Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals; Armed Forces Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5); NATO Medal; Kuwait Liberation Medal; the Air Force Security Police Badge, the Army Parachute Badge, and the Military Police Corps Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze.

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