The 701st Military Police Group (CID), headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducts worldwide specialized criminal investigative support for classified Army programs and sensitive activities; acquisition fraud affecting Army programs and systems, major construction, and Soldier safety; intrusions, related malicious activities, and insider threats involving U.S. Army computers; terrorism-focused investigations; and protective services operations for senior Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Department of the Army leaders.
Colonel Thomas A. Denzler was raised in Monroe, New York and was commissioned into the Military Police Corps in 1991. He began active duty in 1993 and has served in a variety of rewarding and developmental positions during the previous 21 years of service.
Colonel Denzler’s assignments include Platoon Leader, 170th MP Company, Fort Lewis, Washington and Fort Clayton, Panama; Assistant S3, 504th MP Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington; Commander, 534th MP Company, Fort Clayton, Panama; AC/RC MP Team Chief, 3-348th Regiment, Camp Blanding, Florida; Assistant S3, 701st MP Group (CID), Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Detainee Operations Officer, Coalition Forces Land Component Command PMO, Camp Doha, Kuwait and Task Force Warrior Provost Marshal, Bagram, Afghanistan; Commander, Protective Services Unit (CID), Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Executive Officer, 10th MP Battalion (CID) (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Camp Victory, Iraq; Deputy Brigade Commander, 8th MP Brigade and Director of Emergency Services, US Army Garrison-Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, Protective Services Battalion (CID), Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Chief, Intel Fusion Directorate, Office of the Provost Marshal General.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science from Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, DC. He is a 2001 graduate of the FBI National Academy.
Colonel Denzler’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 SOLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Parachutist Badge and the OSD and Army Identification Badges.
Command Sergeant Major Clyde Wallace was born in Ocala, Florida and raised in Myrtle Point, Oregon. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in May 1986 as a Medical Specialist/Combat Medic. In July 1994, he attended the Apprentice Special Agent Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
His significant assignments include Medical Specialist, U.S. Army MEDDAC, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany; Medical Non-Commissioned Officer and CID Intern, 1/9 Infantry, (Light), Fort Ord, California and Panama (Operation Just Cause); General Crimes Team and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Drug Suppression Team, Fort Polk Resident Agency (CID), Fort Polk, Louisiana; Special Agent, 43rd Military Police Detachment (CID), Bosnia-Herzegovina; Detachment Sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood Resident Agency (CID), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, 76th MP Detachment (CID), Pusan, Korea; Detachment Sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood Resident Agency (CID), Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Detachment Sergeant, Camp Humphreys Resident Agency (CID), Korea; Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Military Police Investigations Division, USAMPS, Fort Leonard Wood, Missiouri; First Sergeant, Company C, 701st MP Bn, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Operations NCO and subsequently Battalion Command Sergeant Major, 22nd Military Police Battalion (CID), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and Afghanistan and G3 Sergeant Major, Headquarters, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, Virginia.
Command Sergeant Major Wallace holds an Associates Degree in Administrative Management Studies and a Baccalaureate of Science, Majoring in Criminal Justice Degree, both from Excelsior College.
Command Sergeant Major Wallace is a graduate of the 91A Medical Specialist/Combat Medic Course, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the 91B Medical NCO/AMED Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Apprentice Special Agent Course, the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation Techniques Course, the Advanced Fraud Investigation Course, the Special Agent Laboratory Training Course, Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation, the Clandestine Laboratory Investigation Course, the ANACAPA Sciences Criminal Intelligence Analysis Course, Bomb Scene Evidence Collection, the PPCT Dynamic Simulation Instructor Tactical Pistol Instructor Course, the Hate and Bias Crimes Training Program, the Advanced Crime Scene Investigative Techniques, the Hostage Negotiation Course, the Criminal Antiterrorism & Police Intelligence Management Course, the Canadian Police College, the First Sergeants Course, the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, the CSM Force Management Course and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course.
Command Sergeant Major Wallace’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (9), the Army of Occupation Medal, the National Defense Medal (Bronze Star Device), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Bronze Star Device), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism medal, the Korean Nation Defense Medal (Bronze Star Device), the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (4), the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 4), the NATO Medal (Bronze Star Device), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award, the German Marksmanship Medal (Bronze), the Combat Medical Badge and the Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze). He is also an Audie Murphy inductee.
Ms. Celia Gallo is a native of Evansville, IN and a graduate of Purdue University. She entered military service in 1986 and attended the Military Police (MP) One Station Unit Training School at Fort McClellan, Alabama. In March 2006, she retired and was employed for the Department of Defense Inspector General, both in Investigative and Policy Oversight and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. In May 2014, she returned to the CID family to become the 701st Military Police Group Operations Officer.
Her previous military assignments include Deputy Chief, Investigative Operations, Headquarters, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, VA; Operations Officer, 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), Kaiserslautern, Germany; Forensics Science Officer, 5th Military Police Battalion; Special Agent in Charge, Kaiserslautern Resident Agency; Special Agent in Charge, Giessen Resident Agency; Team Chief, 75th Military Police Detachment, Fort Carson, CO; Special Agent, Fort McClellan Resident Agency and Giessen Resident Agency; Military Policeman, 300th Military Police Company, Stuttgart, Germany.
Her military education includes the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Crime Scenes, Bloodstain and Pattern Analysis, Advanced Fraud Course, Protective Services Training Course, Child Abuse Intervention and Training Course, Apprentice Special Agent Course, Military Police (MP) One Station Unit Training (OSUT) School, and Basic and Advanced Forensic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Her civilian law enforcement education includes graduating from the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA; the Major Case Management Course at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, Canada; and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Ms. Gallo holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy/Policy Management from Georgetown University; Masters Certificate as a Project Management Professional, The George Washington University; Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. She is an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fellow in Medicolegal Death Investigations; a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science; a member of the FBI National Academy Associates; and, a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Her military awards include the Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Medal (Long/Short tours). Her civilian awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
The Field Investigative Unit conducts investigations involving sensitive matters and other investigations of interest to senior Army leadership requiring exceptional levels of discretion.
Through five subordinate field offices and 33 globally aligned offices, MPFU conducts investigations into allegations of fraud associated with the Army’s major acquisition programs. Each year MPFU recoveries have exceeded the entire CID operating budget. To date, MPFU investigations have resulted in more than $2.1 billion returned to the taxpayers.
In 1986, in response to growing concerns of fraud, waste and abuse associated with the Army’s acquisition programs, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command established a requirement for a dedicated force of criminal investigators specialized in investigating contract fraud crimes. In 1987, USACIDC hired regional special agents-in-charge to serve as the Procurement Fraud Unit managers, who were aligned under the existing USACIDC Region Headquarters. These personnel were the first civilian criminal investigators to serve as CID Special Agents.
In April 1991, control of Procurement Fraud Unit elements was centralized under the newly formed Investigative Services Activity and re-designated then as the Major Procurement Fraud Unit (MPFU). Since that time, the MPFU has grown to 33 offices located throughout the continental United States, Germany and Korea and currently has agents deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of contingency operations. The MPFU employs nearly 150 civilian Special Agents and 30 staff and support personnel.
The MPFU is located in Quantico, Virginia. Today, the MPFU directs and conducts all major procurement fraud and contingency contracting investigations for the Army. In the past 10 years alone, the unit has returned more than $2.1 billion to the Treasury, with more than $400 million of those funds returned directly to the Army. The MPFU is a leader for fraud investigations in the Federal investigative community, and routinely spearheads task force operations comprised of multiple agencies. The MPFU works closely with the Department of Justice, local offices of United States Attorneys and investigative agencies, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
The U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID) is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Battalion’s mission is to provide world-wide, executive-level protection to the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Joint Staff, the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief National Guard Bureau, and their foreign counterparts on official visits to the United States and other Department of Defense High Risk Personnel as directed. Further, the Battalion provides executive level protection for Senior U.S. Army Commanders during war-time and contingency operations as directed.
The organization’s mission began when the 1st MP DET (CID) was given the mission of protecting the nations’ highest Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and military leaders in the late 1960s during heightened unrest caused by the Viet Nam War. In 1971, subsequent to the establishment of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) as a major Army command, the Protective Services Activity (PSA), USACIDC, was established within HQ USACIDC to manage DoD protective missions. During the build up to the 1991 Gulf War, the PSA (CID) was reorganized as the Protective Services Unit (PSU) (CID), as the PSU was continually assigned more protected “Principals” due to higher threat situations around the world. In October 2005, the unit was again reorganized as the Protective Services BN (CID), due to its ever increasing mission. In October 2007, the unit underwent its latest reorganization and became the U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID).
Today, the Protective Services Battalion continues to send its CID Special Agents throughout the United States and around the world in furtherance of its continued mission in protecting our nation’s highest civilian and military DoD leaders. The Battalion continues to deploy Personal Security Officers (PSO) with the mission of protecting Senior Army Commanders in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and Iraq.
The CCIU conducts investigations involving intrusions and related malicious activities involving U.S. Army computers, networks, data, and personnel. Intruders range from non-malicious hackers to those intent upon disrupting a network or website to foreign intelligence probes. CCIU investigations have led to arrests of Soldiers, civilians and foreign nationals throughout the world who were engaged in cybercrime directed at the U.S. Army.
Investigations – The CCIU’s primary mission is to conduct worldwide criminal investigations of intrusions, insider threats, and related malicious activities involving U.S. Army computers, networks, personnel, and data. Because investigations of this nature require an exceptional level of cyber expertise, CCIU personnel receive advanced training from the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and other accredited training providers.
Technical Assistance – CCIU special agents, attorneys, forensic examiners, analysts, and cybersecurity technicians use their specialized knowledge of information technology to provide guidance to other CID field offices that conduct investigations involving computers.
Forensic Assistance – Certain CCIU special agents and technical staff receive advanced training in processing and analyzing digital evidence. On a case-by-case basis, these experts assist other CID elements, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and partner law enforcement agencies.
Vulnerability Assessments – To assist the U.S. Army in maintaining the integrity and security of its networks, the CCIU has developed a Cybercrime Prevention Program. This program identifies network vulnerabilities considered to be crime-conducive conditions, and the cognizant Army commander must address the vulnerabilities identified by the program. By taking a proactive approach, the CCIU helps prevent future network intrusions and cybersecurity compromises.
Program Management – As CID’s Center of Excellence for computer crime investigations, the CCIU provides centralized program management services and oversees training, professional development, certifications, promulgation of best practices, and customer feedback processes across CID’s cyber workforce.
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The CCIU was provisionally established as the Computer Crime Investigative Team (CCIT) in January 1998, in recognition of the expanding role of computers in criminal activities and investigations. The team was created within CID’s Field Investigative Unit (FIU) in Alexandria, Virginia, and was given primary responsibility for investigating intrusions into U.S. Army computer networks.
In September 1998, the CCIT became the Computer Crime Resident Agency (CCRA) and moved to Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In November 1999, the CCRA was re-designated as the Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) and separated from the FIU to become a subordinate element of the 701st Military Police Group (CID). In January 2000, CCIU was officially established as a separate criminal investigative organization within CID.
Since its creation, the CCIU has been a key element in the successful prosecution of numerous computer intrusion and insider threat matters, in addition to serving as an invaluable tool for protecting U.S. Army computer networks from intrusions and other malicious activities. The CCIU’s personnel have an international reputation as innovators in the areas of cyber crime investigations and digital forensics.
The Terrorism and Criminal Investigation Unit investigates offenses committed against U.S. Military and DOD civilian personnel; other U.S. nationals; or U.S. interests by terrorist organizations or individuals, as directed by the Secretary of the Army. It also provides dedicated investigative support to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions. Conducts other criminal investigations as directed by the commander, 701st Military Police Group (CID).