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Photo of 1SG FalkFirst Sergeant Andrew M. Falk
First Sergeant, U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID)

First Sergeant Andrew M. Falk joined the military in December 1988 via the Delayed Entry Program.  In August 1989, he attended One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort McClellan, Alabama, where he was inducted into the Military Police Corp Regiment. 

First Sergeant Falk’s assignments include:  Chemical Surety Military Police Soldier, United States Army Chemical Activity Pacific, Johnston Atoll, USA; Military Police Soldier, Chauffeur and Enlisted Aid for the Commanding General, White Sands Missile Range, NM; Protective Service Agent and Team Leader for the Deputy Commander, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Drill Sergeant, Fort McClellan, AL; and Platoon Sergeant, Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  In 2000, 1SG Falk left active duty, but stayed active in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served as both a Special Agent and Detachment Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) for the 399th Military Police Detachment (CI), St Louis, MO.  While serving in the reserves, 1SG Falk concurrently served as a government contracted Instructor/Doctrine Writer for the U.S. Army Military Police School, Advanced Law Enforcement Training Division, Protective Services Branch.  In 2004, 1SG Falk returned to the active duty rolls, where he served as a Special Agent, Evidence Custodian, Team Chief and Detachment Sergeant for the Fort Leonard Wood CID Office, 78th Military Police Detachment (CID).  In 2006, 1SG Falk was assigned to the 1002d Military Police Battalion (CID) where he served in numerous positions, including Detachment Sergeant, Drug Team Chief, Economic Crimes Team Chief, and Evidence Custodian for the 286th MP DET (CID), Schweinfurt, GE and as the Battalion Operations NCO for the 1002d MP BN (CID), Bamberg, GE.  1SG Falk deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008 as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the International Contract Corruption Task Force, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan; and his last assignment was as the DRU Equal Opportunity Advisor and Program Manager and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program Manager, Quantico, VA, from 2010-2012.

First Sergeant Falk has completed all levels of the non-commissioned officer education system from WLC thru Self-Structured Development (Level 4), the First Sergeant, Battle Staff and Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education courses.  He has also completed numerous CID specialty courses, including the Exhibits Officer Course at the United Kingdom's Metropolitan Police Academy, Scotland Yard.  1SG Falk holds a bachelor's degree in History, with a minor in Political Science, from Columbia College and a dual Master's degree in Public Administration and Business Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

First Sergeant Falk's awards and decorations include:  the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon (with service star), the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Drill Sergeant Badge, German Marksmanship Award (Bronze) and the Military Police Regiment's Marechaussee in Bronze.  He is also the recipient of the 2012 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium Meritorious Service Award for accentuating and promoting womens’ initiatives across the Army.


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