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701st Military Police Group (CID)

Photo of COL DenzlerColonel Thomas A. Denzler
Commander, 701st Military Police Group (CID)

Colonel Tom 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.

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