The 701st Military Police Group (CID), headquartered at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, conducts worldwide specialized criminal investigative support for classified Army programs and sensitive activities; acquisition fraud affecting Army programs and systems, major construction, and Soldier safety; intrusions, related malicious activities, and insider threats involving U.S. Army computers; terrorism-focused investigations; and protective services operations for senior Department of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Department of the Army leaders.
Colonel Christine M. Whitmer was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps from the New Mexico Military Institute ROTC program in 1996.
COL Whitmer’s duty assignments include Platoon Leader, 557th MP Company, Camp Humphrey’s, ROK; ARCENT-Kuwait Provost Marshal; Brigade A/S3, 16th MP Brigade (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Brigade S-1, 16th MP Brigade (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, 108th MP Company (ABN/AASLT), Fort Bragg, NC; Military Police Captain Career Course Small Group Leader, Fort Leonard wood, MO; Deputy Division Provost Marshal, 82d Airborne Division (ABN); Battalion S-3, 82d DSTB, 82d Airborne Division (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Law and Order Operations Officer, 16th MP Brigade (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Division Provost Marshal, 82d Airborne Division (ABN), Fort Bragg, NC; Battalion Commander, 22d MP Battalion (CID), Joint Base Lewis-McChord; Deputy G3, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Quantico, VA; Chief of Operations, Office of the Provost Marshal General, Pentagon, Washington D.C.. Her operational deployments include Operation Iraq Freedom (2003-04), Operation Enduring Freedom VII – Afghanistan (2006-07), Operation Enduring Freedom IX – Afghanistan (2008-09).
Educational Degrees: New Mexico Military Institute – AA (Criminal Justice), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – BA (Criminal Justice), USMC Command and Staff College – Masters in Advanced Military Studies, National War College - Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy.
Military education: Military Police Corps Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the National War College.
COL Whitmer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal – 2, Iraq Campaign Medal -1, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kuwait Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (3 OLC), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachute Badge, German Parachute Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Gold), and the Order of the Marechaussee (Silver).
Command Sergeant Major Jose F. Shorey hails from San Antonio, Texas but now resides in Quantico, Virginia.
CSM Shorey enlisted in the United States Army on 12 July 1995, attending One Station Unit Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, graduating as a 31B Military Policeman. Throughout his military career, CSM Shorey has served in a variety of duty positions including: Gunner, Driver, Team Leader, SRT Member, Squad Leader (combat), Platoon Sergeant (combat), Senior Drill Sergeant, USF-I PMO Operations Sergeant (combat), Company Operations Sergeant (combat), First Sergeant, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, III Corps Provost Sergeant Major, and CJTF-OIR Security and Protection Cell Operations Sergeant Major (combat).
His assignments include: 557th Military Police Company, Camp Humphrey’s, Korea; 463rd Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Alpha Company STB, Fort Sam Houston, TX; 55th Military Police Company, Yongsan, Korea; 410th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, TX; 110th Military Police Company, Fort Hood, TX; Echo Company 701st Military Police Battalion (OSUT), Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Alpha Company III Corps, Fort Hood, TX; 401st Military Police Company, Fort Hood, TX; Phantom Warrior Academy, Fort Hood, TX; USASMA, Fort Bliss, TX; 716th Military Police Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY; and HSC III Corps, Fort Hood, TX. He has one deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
CSM Shorey’s schools and training includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer’s Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Unit Armorer Course, Combative Level I and II Courses, Airborne School, Sapper Leader Course, Drill Sergeant School, Special Reaction Team School, Air Assault School, Rappel Master School, SPIES/FRIES Master School, Law Enforcement Senior Leader Course, San Antonio Police Department SWAT School, Bexar County SWAT School, SWAT Police Officer Survival Course, Antiterrorism Level I and II Courses, and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeant’s Major Academy (class 66). CSM Shorey is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice through Purdue University.
CSM Shorey’s awards and decorations include: The Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze service star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (4 bronze service stars), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal (Numeral 5), Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and Sapper Tab.
Ms. Celia Gallo is a native of Evansville, Indiana and a graduate of Purdue University. She entered military service in 1986 and attended the Military Police One Station Unit Training School at Fort McClellan, Alabama. In March 2006, she retired and was employed for the Department of Defense Inspector General, both in Investigative and Policy Oversight and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. In May 2014, she returned to the CID family to become the 701st Military Police Group Operations Officer.
Her previous military assignments include Deputy Chief, Investigative Operations, Headquarters, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Operations Officer, 5th Military Police Battalion (CID), Kaiserslautern, Germany; Forensics Science Officer, 5th Military Police Battalion; Special Agent in Charge, Kaiserslautern Resident Agency; Special Agent in Charge, Giessen Resident Agency; Team Chief, 75th Military Police Detachment, Fort Carson, Colorado; Special Agent, Fort McClellan Resident Agency and Giessen Resident Agency; Military Policeman, 300th Military Police Company, Stuttgart, Germany.
Her military education includes the Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Crime Scenes, Bloodstain and Pattern Analysis, Advanced Fraud Course, Protective Services Training Course, Child Abuse Intervention and Training Course, Apprentice Special Agent Course, Military Police One Station Unit Training School, and Basic and Advanced Forensic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Her civilian law enforcement education includes graduating from the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia; the Major Case Management Course at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, Canada; and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Ms. Gallo holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy/Policy Management from Georgetown University; Masters Certificate as a Project Management Professional, The George Washington University; Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from The George Washington University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. She is an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fellow in Medicolegal Death Investigations; a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science; a member of the FBI National Academy Associates; and, a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Her military awards include the Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Medal (Long/Short tours). Her civilian awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service.
The Field Investigative Unit is a specialized unit that provides a full range of criminal investigative services and support within the Army, to include investigations of senior Army leaders, cases with national attention and other designated sensitive situations as directed by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. The FIU also conducts investigations in the areas of contract and acquisition fraud within research and development, and testing and evaluations programs funded by the Army.
Through five subordinate field offices and 28 globally aligned offices, the MPFU conducts investigations into allegations of fraud associated with the Army’s major acquisition programs. Each year MPFU recoveries have exceeded the entire CID operating budget. To date, MPFU investigations have resulted in more than $4.6 billion returned to the U.S. government and more than $712 million returned to the Department of the Army.
In 1986, in response to growing concerns of fraud, waste and abuse associated with the Army’s acquisition programs, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command established a requirement for a dedicated force of criminal investigators specialized in investigating contract fraud crimes. In 1987, USACIDC hired regional special agents-in-charge to serve as the Procurement Fraud Unit managers, who were aligned under the existing USACIDC Region Headquarters. These personnel were the first civilian criminal investigators to serve as CID Special Agents.
In April 1991, control of Procurement Fraud Unit elements was centralized under the newly formed Investigative Services Activity and re-designated then as the Major Procurement Fraud Unit. Since that time, the MPFU has grown to 28 offices located throughout the United States, Germany and South Korea and currently has agents deployed to Kuwait in support of contingency operations. The MPFU employs more than 150 civilian Special Agents and 30 staff and support personnel.
The MPFU is located in Quantico, Virginia. Today, the MPFU directs and conducts all major procurement fraud and contingency contracting investigations for the Army. The unit has returned more than $4.3 billion to the Treasury, with more than $690 million of those funds returned directly to the Army. The MPFU is a leader for fraud investigations in the Federal investigative community, and routinely spearheads task force operations comprised of multiple agencies. The MPFU works closely with the Department of Justice, local offices of United States Attorneys and investigative agencies, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
To report allegations of contract fraud including false claims, bribery, corruption, kickbacks, and false statements, contact the nearest Major Procurement Fraud Unit. In Southwest Asia you can call CID toll free at 877-363-3348 or via DSN 664-1151.
The U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID) is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The Battalion’s mission is to provide world-wide, executive-level protection to the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Joint Staff, the Secretary of the Army, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the Chief National Guard Bureau, and their foreign counterparts on official visits to the United States and other Department of Defense High Risk Personnel as directed. Further, the Battalion provides executive level protection for Senior U.S. Army Commanders during war-time and contingency operations as directed.
The organization’s mission began when the 1st MP Detachment (CID) was given the mission of protecting the nations’ highest Department of Defense civilian and military leaders in the late 1960s during heightened unrest caused by the Vietnam War. In 1971, subsequent to the establishment of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command as a major Army command, the Protective Services Activity (PSA), USACIDC, was established within HQ USACIDC to manage DoD protective missions. During the build up to the 1991 Gulf War, the PSA (CID) was reorganized as the Protective Services Unit (PSU) (CID), as the PSU was continually assigned more protected “principals” due to higher threat situations around the world. In October 2005, the unit was again reorganized as the Protective Services Battalion (CID), due to its ever increasing mission. In October 2007, the unit underwent its latest reorganization and became the U.S. Army Protective Services Battalion (CID).
Today, the Protective Services Battalion continues to send its CID Special Agents throughout the United States and around the world in furtherance of its continued mission in protecting our nation’s highest civilian and military DoD leaders. The Battalion continues to deploy Personal Security Officers with the mission of protecting Senior Army Commanders in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and Iraq.
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The MCU conducts investigations involving intrusions and related malicious activities involving U.S. Army computers, networks, data, and personnel. Intruders range from non-malicious hackers to those intent upon disrupting a network or website to foreign intelligence probes. MCU investigations have led to arrests of Soldiers, civilians and foreign nationals throughout the world who were engaged in cybercrime directed at the U.S. Army.
Investigations – The MCU’s primary mission is to conduct worldwide criminal investigations of intrusions, insider threats, and related malicious activities involving U.S. Army computers, networks, personnel, and data. Because investigations of this nature require an exceptional level of cyber expertise, MCU personnel receive advanced training from the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and other accredited training providers.
Technical Assistance – MCU special agents, attorneys, forensic examiners, analysts, and cybersecurity technicians use their specialized knowledge of information technology to provide guidance to other CID field offices that conduct investigations involving computers.
Forensic Assistance – Certain MCU special agents and technical staff receive advanced training in processing and analyzing digital evidence. On a case-by-case basis, these experts assist other CID elements, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and partner law enforcement agencies.
Vulnerability Assessments – To assist the U.S. Army in maintaining the integrity and security of its networks, the MCU has developed a Cybercrime Prevention Program. This program identifies network vulnerabilities considered to be crime-conducive conditions, and the cognizant Army commander must address the vulnerabilities identified by the program. By taking a proactive approach, the MCU helps prevent future network intrusions and cybersecurity compromises.
Program Management – As CID’s Center of Excellence for computer crime investigations, the MCU provides centralized program management services and oversees training, professional development, certifications, promulgation of best practices, and customer feedback processes across CID’s cyber workforce.
The MCU was provisionally established as the Computer Crime Investigative Team (CCIT) in January 1998, in recognition of the expanding role of computers in criminal activities and investigations. The team was created within CID’s Field Investigative Unit (FIU) in Alexandria, Virginia, and was given primary responsibility for investigating intrusions into U.S. Army computer networks.
In September 1998, the CCIT became the Computer Crime Resident Agency (CCRA) and moved to Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In November 1999, the CCRA was re-designated as the Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) and separated from the FIU to become a subordinate element of the 701st Military Police Group (CID). In January 2000, CCIU was officially established as a separate criminal investigative organization within CID.
Since its creation, the CCIU has been a key element in the successful prosecution of numerous computer intrusion and insider threat matters, in addition to serving as an invaluable tool for protecting U.S. Army computer networks from intrusions and other malicious activities. The CCIU’s personnel have an international reputation as innovators in the areas of cyber crime investigations and digital forensics.
The CCIU was officially renamed the Major Cybercrime Unit (MCU) in June 2019.
The Transregional Criminal Investigation Unit investigates offenses committed against U.S. Military and DoD civilian personnel; other U.S. nationals; or U.S. interests by terrorist organizations or individuals, as directed by the Secretary of the Army. It also provides dedicated investigative support to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor for Military Commissions. Conducts other criminal investigations as directed by the commander, 701st Military Police Group (CID).