The Retired Military Police Officers Association. The Retired Military Police Officers Association (RMPOA) is an informal group of retired military police officers, warrant officers, and their spouses. The RMPOA maintains a roster, publishes a periodic newsletter, and has an annual reunion. There are no dues, elected officers, or bylaws. Operating costs are covered solely by individual donations. A comprehensive overview of the RMPOA was provided by Colonel Pat Lowrey in a briefing for 2008 Reunion attendees. The briefing is entitled “Bridging Generations, The Retired Military Police Officers (RMPO)" and it may be read by clicking here. The Retired Military Police Officers Association is also on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account you can click on HTTP://facebook.com/RMPOA to access the new page. Or type "Retired Military Police Officers" in the search box. If you do not have a Facebook account – you might consider signing up. It’s quick and easy. There are currently more than 500 million users worldwide. You can Google “Facebook” and you will find the “Welcome to Facebook” link.
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Memorials. This page contains memorials for recently deceased MPOA members and their spouses. If you would like to be notified whenever a memorial is added, send an e-mail to RMPO_webmaster@west-point.org and ask to be added to the Email Notification List. Current memorials include:
CW4 Robert L. "Bob" Bateman
COL William C. "Bill" Boden, Jr.
LTC Claude S. Owen
Mrs. Robert T. (Barbara) Cumback
MAJ William R. "Bob" Dixon Sr.
COL James L. Larry Saunders
Mrs. M. Charlotte Head Sirhal
Mrs. Edward R. (Virginia Pease) Gilmore
CW3 Richard Van Roberts
LTC Marcellas Durham .
Mrs. Phillip (Pauline C.) McGuire
LTC Peter J. "Pete" Byrnes
To read memorial articles, click HERE.
NOTE: While updating our membership and deceased databases we may discover deaths that have not been reported to our membership. In addition to announcing these deaths on our website, we have added them to our deceased roster and will list them on the Taps page of our RMPOA Digest. These entries can be identified by the date of death.
Taps. A listing of those members of the RMPOA family who have died since the last reunion. Click HERE. Member Activities. This page contains recent items of general interest to the RMPOA community. The success of this page is dependent on information received from members of the RMPO community. If you have photos, stories, personal or professional accomplishments, trips of interest, marriages, any major events in your life that you would like to share with the RMPOA membership, please submit to RMPO_webmaster@west-point.org. Articles of general or professional interest will also be included. Items will generally remain posted for 30 days and will be updated periodically. If you desire to be notified when a new item is added to this page, send an e-mail to RMPO_webmaster@west-point.org asking to be added to the "E-mail Notification List." To see the Member Activities page, click HERE.
New pictures have been added to the Member Activities page as of 7 December 2014.
Annual Reunion. Every year, since 1976, a group of retired military police officers has gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the Military Police Corps. To see the reunion history and photos from past reunions, go to Reunion History. COL John Mumma and COL Gregory "Greg" Lowe are the RMPOA Reunion Coordinators for the selection of reunion sites in upcoming years. Don and John would like to hear from you as soon as possible if you wish to host a RMPOA Reunion so that they can be of assistance and guidance. John's e-mail address is: email@example.com and Greg's is firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Reunion. The 2016 RMPOA Reunion will be at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the US Army Military Police Corps.
Historical Photos. A historical RMPOA family album. Check it out and then send in past photos of yourself or other members of our RMPO family.
At present, there no opportunities being advertised.
If you are aware of opportunites that would be of interest to Retired MP Officers, please send a notice to RMPO_webmaster@west-point.org so it can be added to our web site. Links: Useful and Fun Links for the RMPOA Community. Military Police Regimental Walkway. This is an opportunity to celebrate your service to the MP Corps Regiment, or that of a loved one or fallen comrade. This page provides the artist rendition of the proposed walkway and a link to the purchase form. Regimental Hall of Fame. A listing of retired MP officers who are in the Military Police Regiment Hall of Fame. This page also has a link to those retired MP officers who are in an OCS Hall of Fame; a listing of those in the USACIDC Hall of Fame; and a copy of the USA Military Police Corps Regimental Regulation 870-1, Military Police Corps Regimental Hall of Fame. New MP Regimental Hall of Fame Regulation. In September 2011, the USAMPS Regulation for the Hall of Fame was revised. BG David Phillips, USAMPS Commandant, asked three members of the MP Regimental Hall of Fame to sit on a Select Committee to review the revision of the USAMPS regulation governing the MP Regimental Hall of Fame. The Select Committee included BG (Ret) Steve Curry, COL (Ret) Pat Lowrey, and CSM (Ret) Don Thomas. An article by Pat Lowrey which provides an overview of the new regulatory changes and a copy of the new nomination regulation may be seen by clicking HERE.
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Privacy: For privacy reasons, we do not routinely place email addresses, mailing addresses, or telephone numbers on this web site. Any addresses that appear on the site are either at the individual’s request or with their permission.Those wanting to share their email address can do so by signing the Guest Book.
This site is to serve the retired MP officers community. Suggestions on content, topics or features you would like added are welcome and should be sent to LTC (Ret) Merv McConnel at RMPO_webmaster@west-point.org.
The Roster. The RMPOA Roster is the formal list of retired Military Police officers and warrant officers. There are presently over 1700 individuals on the roster. The roster is used to generate the mailing lists for the RMPOA Digest and the annual reunion. For information on how to add your name to the roster and how to obtain a copy, go to the Roster page. Check the Roster page for a complete listing of those currently on the roster.
In an effort to keep costs down for the roster, the RMPOA roster requests will be fulfilled at the end of each month. The payment checks will also be deposited at the same time. The roster will be up to date as of the revision date shown on the roster.
The Digest. The RMPOA Digest is a newsletter published for retired MP officers, warrant officers, and their spouses. The Digest is distributed free of charge to all those on the roster.
Go to the Digest Page for information on how to help assist keeping the Digest free.
Book of Interest
It was 1945. World War II had ended in Europe on 8 May with the Allies victorious. Planning was now underway for the war crimes trials of the 21 major Nazi war criminals—Goering, Keital-- et al, at Nuremberg. It was decided that a chaplain should be available to provide religious support to these individuals, regardless of the nature of the crimes with which they were charged. An American Army chaplain was selected for this assignment. He was to remain in this position throughout the trials, the sentencing, and the execution of those condemned to death. The experiences of this chaplain are recorded in the book Mission at Nuremberg. The book, available through Amazon.com, should be of interest to students of World War II history. It may be of special interest to RMPOA members since the Army chaplain was CPT Henry Gerecke, father of TRMPOA member COL (Ret) Henry “Hank” Gerecke.