Chief Warrant Officer Five Lane R. Clopper
Battalion Operations Officer, Washington CID Battalion
Chief Warrant Officer Five Lane R. Clopper is a native of Fairfax, Virginia, and a graduate of Shepherd University. He entered military service in 1993 and attended basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
His previous duty assignments include: Operations Officer, Benning CID Battalion, Fort Benning, GA; Chief, Local National Investigations, Bagram, Afghanistan; Operations Officer, 10th Military Police (MP) Battalion CID(ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, 87th MP Detachment CID, Fort Bragg, NC; Asst Operations Officer, 10th MP Battalion CID(ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, Fort Polk Resident Agency, Fort Polk, LA; Operations Officer, DoD-Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF), Fort Belvoir, VA; Commander, DoD-CITF, Bagram, AF; Operations Officer, DoD-CITF, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Special Agent-in-Charge, War Crimes Investigation Team, Baghdad, Iraq; Commander, Darmstadt Resident Agency, Darmstadt, Germany; Commander, Friedberg Branch Office, Friedberg, Germany; Team Chief and Chief of Military Police Investigations, 515th MP Detachment, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Special Agent, 43rd MP Detachment (DSE), Fort Hood, TX; Special Agent, 87th MP Detachment CID(ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Panama Field Office (CID), Corozol, Panama, HHC, US Army South, Fort Clayton, Panama; A Co, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (ABN), Fort Kobbe, Panama.
His military education includes the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Certification Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course. CW5 Clopper has completed the following courses: Advanced Crime Scene Investigation Course, Counterinsurgency Course, Special Victims Unit Investigative Course, Protective Services Training, Evasive Driving Course, Hostage Negotiation Course, Crisis Negotiation Course, Fire/Arson Scene Evidence Recovery Course, Child Abuse Prevention & Investigative Training Course, Evidence Management Course, Intelligence Analyst Course (Counter-Terrorism), Drug Investigator’s Course, Special Agent in Charge Course, Advanced Fraud Investigations Course, Civilian Disturbance Course, Long Range Surveillance Course, Airborne School, and the Infantry Basic/Advanced Course.
His civilian law enforcement education includes a 6 month internship with United States National Park Service (law enforcement), Washington County, MD. He was later selected and completed a second 18 month internship with the United States Park Police, Washington, D.C. CW5 Clopper holds a Masters of Arts degree in Public Administration from City University, Seattle, WA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Park Administration from Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation (1OLC), Kosovo Campaign Medal (1CS), Iraqi Campaign Medal (1CS), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3CS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1BS), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), NATO Medal (3), Parachute Badge, German Shutzenschnur (Silver), German Parachute Wings (Bronze), and the recipient of the Military Police Regimental Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).