Accession Number : ADA277768


Title :   United States Army Reserve in Operation Desert Storm. Enemy Prisoner of War Operations: The 800th Military Police Brigade


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ANDRULIS RESEARCH CORP ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Brinkerhoff, John R ; Silva, Ted ; Seitz, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a277768.pdf


Report Date : 12 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : This is one in a series of monographs describing and assessing the role of the United States Army Reserve in winning the war in the Persian Gulf. This report, Enemy Prisoner of War Operations: The 800th Military Police Brigade, tells the story of an Army Reserve organization responsible for all enemy prisoner of war operations in the war against Iraq. It is a unique story in that it put an Army Reserve General Officer in command of units from all the components of the Army-Active, Guard or Reserve-that supported all Coalition Forces in the theater by operating the prisoner of war camps. In addition to the prisoner of war functions, an Army capability unique to the Reserve Components, the 800th MP Brigade performed the full range of military police operations, acted as customs agents during redeployment of forces, and were fully involved in supporting humanitarian relief operations for refugees. This is a success story attributable to the operational realization and reliance of the Army on its Total Force policy.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *MILITARY RESERVES , *ARMY OPERATIONS , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , *MILITARY POLICE , *PRISONERS OF WAR , *WARTIME , DEPLOYMENT , IRAQ , ENEMY PERSONNEL , PRISONS , REFUGEES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , ARMY , ACTIVE DUTY , MILITARY FACILITIES , PERSIAN GULF , MOBILIZATION , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE