After 43 years at Fort Benning the 988th Military Police Company will case its colors today in preparation for its move to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
The casing ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. near the post’s military police headquarters and include change of a command and change of responsibility.
Capt. Jeremy D. Prince will take command of the company from Capt. Samuel A. Meyer, and 1st Sgt. Tony S. Gifford will assume responsibility as the company’s top non-commissioned officer from 1st Sgt. Kenton Allen.
Prince is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He served as the 988th’s rear detachment commander during the unit’s last deployment.
Gifford has served in the Military Police Corps since joining the Army in February 1991.
The unit’s move is part of the Army’s plan to restructure its forces.
The 988th Military Police Company was first activated at Fort Benning in August 1966. The unit deployed to Panama for Operation Just Cause in December 1989 and has deployed to Iraq three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit returned from its most recent deployment to Iraq -- where its soldiers mentored and trained Iraqi police -- in August.
The 988th has also deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where it was responsible for guarding prisoners, and to the Pentagon in support of Operation Home Front Security