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CID Deputy Commander

Photo of COL VoorheesColonel John G. Voorhees Jr.

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 Corps.

His assignments include Platoon Leader, 503rd MP Company, Third Armored Division (Spearhead), Federal Republic of Germany, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; Commander, HQs & HQs Detachment, 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 G3, Pentagon; Chief, Strategic Initiatives for the Provost Marshal General of the Army, Pentagon and Commander, 504th MP Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Commander, 701st MP Group (CID), Quantico, Virginia.

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, National Defense University at Fort McNair, Washington, DC.

Colonel Voorhees deployed to Operation Desert Storm from 1991 to 1992 as an MP platoon leader with 3rd Armored Division (Spearhead); Operation Iraqi Freedom I (the initial invasion force) from 2003 to 2004 as a Battalion Operations Officer (and later Battalion Executive Officer) under CFLCC & CJTF-7 and to Operation Enduring Freedom in Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 as a Battalion Commander under TF Kandahar (Canada) & Regional Command-South (UK) and following the U.S. force increase under 1-4 BCT (Raider Brigade) and 10th Mountain Division HQs (U.S.)/Regional Command-South.

Colonel Voorhees’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC w/ “V” device), 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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