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ThompsonLieutenant Colonel Michael A. Thompson
Commander, U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID)

The son of retired 1SG McKinley and Loretta Thompson, LTC Michael A. Thompson was born at Fort Hood, Texas. Following graduation from Louisiana State University in 1995, he was commissioned into the Military Police Corps as a Second Lieutenant.

His assignments include Platoon Leader, 64th MP Company, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas and Bosnia-Herzegovina; Assistant S-3 and SRT OIC, HHD, 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations Officer and SRT OIC, 42nd MP Det, 16th MP Brigade, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, 82nd MP Company, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; MP Team Chief and OC/T, 2/363rd Training Support Battalion, 91st Training Support Division, Phoenix, Arizona; Battalion S-3, 10th CID Battalion (ABN), Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Baghdad, Iraq; Plans & Operations Officer and Chief of Plans & Policy, Human Resources Command (HRC), Alexandria, Virginia; Commanding General Executive Officer; Military District of Washington (MDW) & Joint Forces Headquarters National Capital Region (JFHQ-NCR) Fort McNair, Washington DC; Provost Marshal, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Kandahar, Afghanistan.

LTC Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography and Mapping Science from Louisiana State University (LSU) and a Masters in Military Studies from Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

His military education includes MP Officer Basic Course, The MP Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College.

LTC Thompson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), The Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Citation (1 OLC), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the NATO Medal for Bosnia, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the German Military Efficiency Badge (Gold), and Egyptian and Chilean Airborne Badges.

 
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