CAMP ZAMA, Japan – Greater than 50 army police Troopers formally modified their uniform patch after a ceremony right here Tuesday that signified their transfer from the thirty fifth Fight Sustainment Assist Battalion to U.S. Army Garrison Japan.
Each the 88th and 901st Navy Police Detachments, the latter of which focuses on army working canine, realigned from the thirty fifth CSSB.
Sgt. 1st Class Justin Thomas, detachment sergeant for the 88th MP Det., mentioned he appeared ahead to working instantly for the garrison.
Whereas his unit’s U.S. Army Japan patch modified to the U.S. Army Materiel Command patch, Thomas assured group members that their mission wouldn’t.
“Our duties will keep the identical,” he mentioned. “The MP motto is to help, shield and defend. Whether or not we belong to the thirty fifth or the garrison, our precise function, accountability and mission received’t change.”
The realignment will even enable the items to work extra carefully with the garrison’s Directorate of Emergency Providers, Thomas mentioned.
“We’re excited to modify over,” he mentioned. “With this realignment, it’s virtually like we went house. Every thing that we do is for DES and the garrison.”
Through the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Justin E. Turner, the garrison’s senior enlisted chief, had the MPs who attended the ceremony fall out of their ranks and encompass him in a horseshoe formation as he mentioned the best way ahead.
“It’s good timing for the MP detachments to realign beneath the garrison,” Turner advised the Troopers. “Now you possibly can focus in your major mission, which is to guard and serve this group.”
Turner advised the Troopers that he anticipated them to proceed being competent, dedicated and to have nice character whereas they carry out their duties on the garrison’s behalf.
“We’ve obtained to earn the respect of our group,” he mentioned. “You need to know your job, as a result of we’re you because the consultants of our MP corps.”
He added the garrison headquarters will create an surroundings the place officers and noncommissioned officers in each items could be developed personally and professionally.
He additionally requested the Troopers to remain dedicated to the nation, their unit and fellow teammates, and to keep away from corrosive behaviors that may erode the readiness of their unit.
“We want you within the recreation, as a result of for those who stop in your brothers and sisters, somebody has to fill that void,” he mentioned, “and that’s not proper for [those] to the left and proper of you.”
Col. Christopher L. Tomlinson, commander of USAG Japan, then laid out his expectations and reminded the Troopers before everything to deal with everybody with dignity and respect as they’d count on to be handled. He additionally inspired them to proceed taking delight of their career, their unit, the Army and one another.
“Bust the manuals out and proceed to hone your craft, as a result of the group expects us to be at our absolute best,” Tomlinson mentioned. “The group expects you to be that method, out of your look, to our conduct, and to the best way you do your job.”
Tomlinson lauded the MPs for supporting the Independence Day celebration right here and mentioned there have been no important incidents on account of their work and vigilance as they carried out their duties.
The colonel acknowledged that the function of an MP isn’t simple and that he higher understands their mission after conducting a number of test rides with the MPs throughout their routine missions.
He went on to emphasise how MPs help the traces of effort discovered within the garrison’s mission and imaginative and prescient of offering distinctive set up companies to the group.
“You’re the spine of the life, well being, security and safety of this group,” he mentioned.