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701st Military Police Group (CID)

Photo of COL VoorheesColonel John G. Voorhees Jr.
Commander, 701st Military Police Group (CID)

Colonel John G. Voorhees Jr., was born and raised in central New Jersey.  Following graduation from West Point in 1989, he was commissioned into the Military Police (MP) Corps as a Second Lieutenant.

His assignments include Platoon Leader, 503rd MP Company, Third Armored Division (Spearhead), Federal Republic of Germany, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; Commander, HHD, 716th MP Battalion, Fort Riley, Kansas; MP Officer Basic Course Small Group Leader, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Commander, 209th MP Company, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, Fort Knox Regional Confinement Facility (RCF), Fort Knox, Kentucky; Assistant Brigade S3 (Training & Resources), 8th MP Brigade, Yongsan, Korea; S3 and XO, 504th MP Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington and Baghdad, Iraq; MP Organizational Integrator, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, HQDA, Pentagon; Chief, Strategic Initiatives for the Provost Marshal General of the Army, Pentagon; Commander, 504th MP Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Colonel Voorhees holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Personnel Management and Administration from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College.

His military education includes the MP Officer Basic Course, the MP Officer Advanced Course, the Recruiting Commander’s Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

Colonel Voorhees’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and the Combat Action Badge.

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