CW5 Edgar A. Collins
Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer Five Edgar A. Collins is a native of Berkeley, California, and a graduate of Sacramento State University. He entered military service in 1988 and attended the Military Police One Station Unit Training School at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
His previous duty assignments include Operations Officer, 3rd MP Group (CID), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Operations Officer, Washington CID Battalion, Fort Myer, Virginia; Operations Officer, 10th MP Battalion (CID), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer, 10th MP Battalion (CID), deployed in Afghanistan; Chief, Investigative Operations and Command Forensic Science Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Detachment Commander, 48th/41st Military Police Detachment CID, Fort Carson, Colorado; Detachment Commander, 48th Military Police Detachment CID, Camp Slayer/Victory, Baghdad, Iraq; Operations Officer/Forensic Science Officer, Benning CID Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Special Agent-in-Charge, Fort Irwin Resident Agency, Fort Irwin, California; Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge, Fort Sam Houston Resident Agency CID, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Team Chief Special Agent, Fort Irwin Resident Agency CID, Fort Irwin, California; Special Agent, Hanau Resident Agency CID, Hanau, Germany; Physical Security NCO in the S-2, 1st of the 1st Air Defense Artillery, Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany; Military Policeman/drug suppression team member, 545th MP Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
His military education includes the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, Warrant Officer Advanced Course, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Advanced Fraud Course, Protective Services Training Course, Child Abuse Intervention and Training Course, Apprentice Special Agent Course, Military Police One Station Unit Training School, Basic and Advanced Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Dentistry at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
His 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 the Advanced Metropolitan Police CID Course, Scotland Yard, London, England.
CW5 Collins holds a Masters of Forensic Science from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Sacramento. He is an Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Fellow in Medicolegal Death Investigations and a member of the American Academy of Forensic Science.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (SOLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the NATO Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (2), and the Overseas Service Medal (Long/Short tours).
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