Lieutenant Colonel Dewey C. Haines
Commander, Washington CID Battalion
Lieutenant Colonel Dewey C. Haines assumed duty as the Commander, Washington MP BN (CID) on 28 June 2013. During his previous 18 years of service LTC Haines served in a variety of demanding positions.
LTC Haines commissioned through the ROTC program at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Justice. After commissioning, he graduated from the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He then served as a Platoon Leader from May 1995 to February 1996 in the 3d Military Police Company, 3d Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany. When the division reflagged, he continued as a Platoon Leader in Kitzigen, Germany in the 1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division from February 1996 to November 1997. His service included an eight month deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Upon redeployment, he served as the Division Provost Marshal Operations Officer from November 1997 to May 1998. He then attended the Military Police Officer Advanced Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama followed by attendance at the U.S. Army Combined Arms Service Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In April 1999, then CPT Haines assumed command of the 978th Military Police Company at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following command, he was selected to become the S3 for the 76th Military Police Battalion (Provisional) at Fort Bliss, Texas. In March 2002, he transferred to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to become a Small Group Leader at the Military Police Officer Basic Course. In June 2003 he deployed to Qatar where he assumed duties as the Army Central Command – Qatar Provost Marshal and Force Protection Officer for Camp As-Sylia, Qatar. These duties included security for the installation containing the USCENTCOM (FWD) Headquarters and the USSOCCENT (FWD) Headquarters, security for off post housing for accompanied service members, and liaison with the Qatar Military Police and civilian police. During this assignment he supervised a large security contract as well as an U.S. Army Field Artillery Platoon and U.S. Air Force Security Forces Squads in the conduct of security and law enforcement. In August 2004 he again assumed duties as a Small Group Leader and doctrine writer at the Military Police School.
In July 2005 LTC Haines assumed duties as the Area Support Group – Kuwait Force Protection Officer. His duties included supervision of all security / force protection for the Area Support Group across Kuwait, including border / camp access, security contract oversight, liaison with the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Military Police and the integration of four separate U.S. Navy Law and Order Detachments into the law enforcement mission. During this assignment he attended the Senior Leaders Law Enforcement Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. In July 2007 LTC Haines attended the Intermediate Leader Education and Advance Warfighter Operations Course at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In July 2008, LTC Haines reported to the 22d Military Police Battalion (CID) at Fort Lewis, Washington as the Battalion S3. In June 2009 he deployed with the unit to Iraq with responsibility for felony level law enforcement and the expansion of the CID mission into Rule of Law Support for U.S. Army forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. During his assignment as S3 he simultaneously performed duties as the Executive Officer for twelve months to include seven months during the deployment. In June 2010, he assume duties as the S3 of the 6th Military Police Group (CID), Joint Base Lewis – McChord, Washington. In August 2011, he assumed duties as the Chief, Strategic Initiatives Group and later the Chief, Commanders Action Group at the Office of the Provost Marshal General, HQDA.
In addition to his experience with law enforcement and security mentioned above, LTC Haines worked in Juvenile Corrections in Yakima County, Washington for three years while attending college.
LTC Haines earned a Master in Business Administration from Webster University, St Louis, Missouri.
Lieutenant Colonel Haines’ awards include two Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and one Navy Commendation Medal. His badges include the U.S. Army Parachutist Badge and the German Army Efficiency Badge (Gold).