Major General Mark S. Inch
The Provost Marshal General of the Army, Commanding General U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command
Major General Inch was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Archaeology in 1982 from Wheaton College, Illinois. He holds a Masters Degree in Geography with a Middle East/Africa regional concentration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Military Arts and Science Degree from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS). His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School and the Senior Service College Fellowship – Advanced Operational Arts Studies. He completed professional certification with the American Correctional Association (ACA) and was the first member to earn the Certified Corrections Executive (CCE) designation with honor.
His principal staff assignments have been as Deputy Provost Marshal (UNITED NATIONS OPERATION SOMALIA II, Mogadishu); Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, West Point, New York; Battalion S-3 and Executive Officer, 759th Military Police Battalion, Fort Carson, Colorado; Deputy Provost Marshal, U.S. Forces Japan, Yokota Air Base; Chief, Corrections and Internment Branch, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization Directorate, G-3 and later Office of the Provost Marshal General, Washington, DC; Director, Detainee Operations, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, (OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan); Chief of Staff, Task Force 134, Detainee Operations (OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq).
He commanded the Area Confinement Facility, Fort Ord, California; 194th Military Police Company, Heilbronn, FRG; 705th Military Police Battalion, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Commandant, U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth; Deputy Provost Marshal General/Commander, Army Corrections Command, Washington, DC; Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435, (OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan).
Major General Inch’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Army Staff Badge. He is also a recipient of the MP Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee (Silver). He is a member of the ACA, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.