3rd Military Police Group (CID)

3rd MP Group logoThe 3rd Military Police Group (CID), headquartered at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia supports commanders by conducting criminal investigations of serious, sensitive or special interest matters; preventing crime; protecting the force and Army resources in peacetime, combat and contingency operations throughout the group's area of operations.

The 3rd MP Group (CID) is responsible for all felony criminal investigation matters with a U.S. Army interest throughout an area of operation encompassing the eastern half of the United States, the Caribbean, Central America (less Mexico), South America, Africa, and Europe.

Among key supported Army field elements within the 3rd MP Group's CID) area of responsibility are U.S Army Europe, U.S. Army Africa, XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; the 101st Air Assault Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia and the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.

The 3rd MP Group (CID) provides direct mission support to U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Southern Command located in Florida. The Group also supports U.S European Command and U.S. Africa Command located in Stuttgart, Germany.

The 3rd Group is comprised of five battalions located at Fort Benning, Fort Campbell, Fort Myer, and Kleber Kaserne, Germany as well as the only airborne CID battalion at Fort Bragg.


  • 3rd Military Police Group (CID), 2182 South Perimeter Road, Building 8300, Hunter Army Airfield, GA 31409
  • 912-435-0645


Command Sergeant Major

CSM SmithCommand Sergeant Major Charles M. Smith enlisted in the United States Army on August 16, 1996 and attended Military Police One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. CSM Smith has served in numerous leadership positions to include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Company and Battalion Operations Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant, Company First Sergeant in both TRADOC and FORSCOM, and Non-resident Instructor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, and BN Command Sergeant Major. CSM Smith’s Assignments include: 127th Military Police Company, Hanau Germany; Military Police Law enforcement detachment, Fort Meade, MD; D CO, 787 Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; MANSCEN NCOA, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; HHD, 795th Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; 293rd Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, Georgia; 174th Infantry Brigade, JBMDL, NJ. D/CO 787th Military Police Battalion, and 463D Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, USASMA Fort Bliss, TX, and the 91st Military Police Battalion, Fort Drum, NY.

CSM Smith’s Military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Anti-Terrorism Officer Basic Course, Protective Services Training, Physical Security, Battle Staff, Master Resilience Training, the First Sergeant Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 67.

CSM Smith’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (Valor device); Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal (4th OLC); Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3rd OLC); Good Conduct Medal (7th clasp); National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star); Kosovo Campaign Medal (2nd Bronze Service Star); Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2nd Bronze Service Star);Iraq Campaign Medal (2nd Bronze Service Star);Global War on Terrorism Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5); Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award); NATO Medal (2nd Bronze Service Star); Meritorious Unit Commendation. Combat Action Badge; Drivers Badge; German Qualification Badge (Schutzenschnur).

CSM Smith’s operational and combat deployments include Kosovo KFOR 1A and KFOR 4A; Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Bagdad, Iraq. Operation Enduring Freedom 09-10, Kandahar Afghanistan.

Operations Officer

WheelerChief Warrant Officer Five Eric R. Wheeler, a native of St. Petersburg, FL entered the service as a Military Policeman in 1989. He received his appointment as a Warrant Officer in 2001 through the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Fort Rucker, AL. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and his military education includes the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course.

CW5 Wheeler’s assignments include Special Agent/Drug Suppression Team Chief, 86th Military Police Det (CID), Fort Benning, GA; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 102d Military Police Det (CID), Schofield Barracks, HI; Special Agent, US Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; Assistant Special Agent in Charge, 32nd Military Police Det (CID), Fort Bragg, NC; Detachment Commander, 12th Military Police Det (CID), Fort Eustis, VA; Special Agent in Charge, Camp Arifjan CID Office, Kuwait; Detachment Commander, 86th Military Police Det (CID), Fort Benning, GA; Battalion Operations Officer, Fort Benning CID Battalion, Fort Benning, GA; Special Agent, G3 Investigative Operations, HQ USACIDC, Quantico, VA; Battalion Operations Officer, 19th Military Police BN (CID), Schofield Barracks, HI and Group Operations Officer, 3D Military Police Group (CID), Hunter Army Airfield, GA.

CW5 Wheeler has deployed to the Gulf War (1990-1991), Operation Enduring Freedom (2004), Operation Iraqi Freedom (2007-2008), and Kuwait (2012-2013).

CW5 Wheeler’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Silver OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 1 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Multi National Forces and Observers Service Medal, Saudi Arabia/Kuwait Liberation Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon. Additionally, he has the Meritorious Unit Commendation. His combat skill badges include the Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver) and Military Police Regimental Association’s Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze).