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For any person that has served in the military in the United States all would agree that each post is its own little city With these mini communities dotted through out the United States and overseas they need to have their own way of feeling safe and dealing with lawbreakers The way in which every community in the United States does the military formed the military police corps This organization acts as the law enforcement of all military posts assisting and protecting While the military police corps acts as police officers they also are peacekeepers in war torn countries correctional officers and above all soldiers The military police have a long and honorable history Originally starting in the year 1775 along with the establishment of the Continental Army With the Revolutionary War beginning at the battle of Lexington and Concord the future military police corps was born Known as the Provost Corps General orders sent from General George Washington in January of 1776 he appointed Mr William Marony as Provost of the Army of the United Colonies When these orders were given Mr Marony was allowed a small provost guard to conduct executions During these times desertion was still a serious problem which was punishable by death Of the two hundred and twenty-five men sentenced to death for desertion Provost Marshal Marony and his troops carried at least forty of them out By the end of the year in December Mr Thomas Bryan replaced Mr Marony as Provost Marshal of the Army On May 24th 1778 General George Washington requested in a letter to Congress for a more organized provost marshal After his requests were made Congress answered his call for a new organization of the corps The new provost corps now consisted of one captain four lieutenants one clerk one quartermaster sergeant two trumpeters two sergeants five corporals forty-three privates and four ex-carboniers When the provost corps was finally established they were to
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