Veteran Association of the First Corps of Cadets
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772nd MP CO

                                      

772d MILITARY POLICE COMPANY
(COHANNET TRAIN BAND)

  • Organized 3 March 1638 in the Massachusetts Militia as the Cohannet Trained Band
  • Redesignated 3 March 1639 as the Taunton Trained Band
  • Reorganized in 1703 as the Eastward Company
  • Reorganized in 1709 as the First Foot Company, Bristol County Regiment of Militia
  • Reorganized in 1736 as the First Foot Company, Third Regiment of Militia, Bristol County
  • Reorganized in 1776 as the First Foot Company, Third Regiment, Bristol County Brigade
  • Reorganized in 1785 as the 1st Foot Company, 3d Regiment, 2d Brigade, 5th Division

Lineage and Honors Information as of 17 July 2017

  • Mustered into Federal Service 6 September 1814 as Captain Joseph Reed's
  • Company; mustered out of Federal service 6 October 1814
  • Reorganized and redesignated in 1831 as the Taunton Light Infantry, Battalion of Light Infantry, 2d Brigade, 5th Division
  • Redesignated in 1842 as Company C, 2d Battalion of Light Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 26 February 1855 as Company C, 4th
  • Regiment of Infantry
  • Redesignated 21 September 1855 as Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry
  • Mustered into Federal service 17 April 1861 at Boston; mustered out of
  • Federal service 22 July 1861 at Boston

While remaining in state service, Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry,
additionally furnished the following unit for Federal service:

  • Company C, 22d Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers, mustered into Federal service 6 October 1861 at Lynnfield; mustered out of Federal service 17 October 1864
  • Company G, 4th Regiment of Infantry, mustered into Federal service 23 September 1862 at Lakeville; mustered out of Federal service 28 August 1863 at Boston
  • Reorganized and redesignated in 1866 as Company F, 3d Regiment of Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 14 July 1876 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia as Company F, 3d Battalion of Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 December 1878 as Company F, 1st Regiment of Infantry
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 June 1897 as Battery F, 1st Regiment of Heavy Artillery
  • Mustered into Federal service 9 May 1898 at Fort Warren, Massachusetts, as Battery F, 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Artillery; mustered out of Federal service 14 November 1898 at Boston
  • Reorganized 1 November 1905 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia at Taunton as the 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps
  • (Massachusetts Volunteer Militia redesignated 15 November 1907 as the Massachusetts National Guard)

  • Redesignated 9 December 1916 as the 9th Company, Massachusetts Coast Artillery
  • Redesignated 5 March 1917 as the 9th Company, Coast Artillery Corps
  • Called into Federal service 25 July 1917 at Boston; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 24th Company, Coast Defenses of Boston
  • Demobilized in November 1918 at Fort Heath, Massachusetts
  • Redesignated 4 June 1920 as Battery F, 101st Field Artillery
  • Redesignated 1 September 1920 as Battery F, 1st Field Artillery
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 December 1920 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Taunton
  • Redesignated 30 September 1921 as Battery F, 101st Field Artillery (101st Field Artillery assigned 31 March 1923 to the 26th Division—later redesignated as the 26th Infantry Division)
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 January 1941 at Taunton
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1942 as Battery C, 212th
  • Armored Field Artillery Battalion, an element of the 6th Armored Division
  • Inactivated 21 September 1945 at Boston and relieved from assignment to the 6th Armored Division
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 13 February 1947 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Taunton as Battery C, 212th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1955 as Battery B, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery B, 2d Automatic Weapons Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery B, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery 
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1963 as Battery B, 2d Battalion, 101st Artillery, an element of the 26th Infantry Division
  • Consolidated 1 October 1964 with Company C, 241st Engineer Battalion (organized and Federally recognized 22 January 1948 at Taunton), and consolidated unit designated as Battery B, 2d Battalion, 101st Artillery
  • Consolidated 19 December 1967 with Company D, 726th Maintenance Battalion (see ANNEX 1); and consolidated unit converted, reorganized, and redesignated as the 772d Military Police Company and relieved from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division
  • Consolidated 31 October 1990 with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion (see ANNEX 2), and the 747th Military Police Company (see ANNEX 3), and consolidated unit and redesignated as the 772d Military Police Company
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 January 1991 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 14 May 1991 and reverted to state control
  • Consolidated 1 July 1995 with Detachment 1, 772d Military Police Company (see ANNEX 4), and consolidated unit designated as the 772d Military Police Company; concurrently, location changed to Brockton
  • Location changed 1 July 1998 to Taunton
  • Ordered into active Federal service 7 July 2002 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 2 April 2003 and reverted to state control
  • Ordered into active Federal service 26 October 2008 at Taunton; released from active Federal service 29 November 2009 and reverted to state control

ANNEX 1

  • Organized 18 November 1887 in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia at Attleboro as Company I, 5th Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
  • Mustered into Federal service 1 July 1898 at Framingham as Company I, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 31
  • March 1899 at Greenville, South Carolina (Massachusetts Volunteer Militia redesignated 15 November 1907 as the Massachusetts National Guard)
  • Mustered into Federal service 19 June 1916 at Framingham; mustered out of Federal service 15 November 1916 
  • Called into Federal service 25 July 1917 at Framingham; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 August 1917 as Company I, 101st Infantry and assigned to the 26th Division
  • Demobilized 5 August 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 September 1919 as Company I, 5th Infantry
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 28 November 1921 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Attleboro as Company A, 3d Infantry
  • Redesignated 30 November 1921 as Company A, 181st Infantry, an element of the 26th Division
  • Redesignated 1 May 1923 as Company I, 101st Infantry, an element of the 26th Division (later designated as the 26th Infantry Division)
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 January 1941 at Attleboro (26th Division redesignated 12 February 1942 as the 26th Infantry Division)
  • Inactivated 29 December 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 7 April 1947 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Attleboro as Company I, 101st Infantry
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery C, 2d
  • Automatic Weapons Battalion, 211th Artillery, and relieved from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as the Service Battery, 2d Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 March 1963 as Company D,
  • 726th Maintenance Battalion, an element of the 26th Infantry Division

ANNEX 2

  • Organized and Federally recognized 8 December 1939 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Bourne as Battery H, 211th Coast Artillery
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Bourne
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 September 1943 as Battery D, 747th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Inactivated 5 September 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 27 January 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Bourne as Headquarters Battery, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Bourne; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control
  • Redesignated 1 October 1953 as Headquarters Battery, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Headquarters Battery, 4th Gun Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Headquarters Battery, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 685th Military Police Battalion
  • Location changed 1 February 1988 to Falmouth

 

ANNEX 3

  • Organized and Federally recognized 23 February 1940 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Barnstable as the 2d Platoon, Battery G, 211th Coast Artillery
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at Barnstable
  • Reorganized and redesignated 16 August 1943 as part of Battery C, 747th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Inactivated 5 September 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 6 February 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Hyannis as Battery D, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Hyannis; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery D, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery D, 4th Gun Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery C, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 747th Military Police Company
  • Location changed 1 September 1975 to Barnstable
  • Consolidated 1 October 1980 with Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company (see ANNEX 5), and consolidated unit designated as the 747th Military
  • Police Company

 

ANNEX 4

  • Organized 27 August 1818 in the Massachusetts Militia at Plymouth as the Standish Guards, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 July 1834 as the Standish Guards, Light Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 5th Division
  • Reorganized and redesignated 24 April 1840 as Company B (Standish Guards), 3d Regiment of Light Infantry (redesignated 26 February 1855 as the 3d Regiment of Infantry), Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
  • Mustered into Federal service 17 April 1861 at Boston; mustered out of Federal service 22 July 1861 at Boston (While remaining in state service additionally organized Company E, 23d Regiment Infantry, Massachusetts Volunteers mustered into Federal service 28 September 1861 at Lynnfield, Massachusetts; mustered out of Federal service 25 June 1865 at Newburn, North Carolina)
  • Mustered into Federal service 26 September 1862 at Lakeville,
  • Massachusetts; mustered out of Federal service 26 June 1863 at Boston
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 June 1868 as Company M, 3d Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 21 March 1874 as Company H, 3d Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 14 July 1876 as Company H, 3d Infantry Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 3 December 1878 as Company H, 1st Infantry
  • Reorganized and redesignated 2 April 1888 as Company D, 5th Infantry 
  • Mustered into Federal service 1 July 1898 at Framingham as Company D, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; mustered out of Federal service 31 March 1899 at Greenville, South Carolina
  • Ordered into Federal service 25 June 1916 at Framingham; released from Federal service 9 November 1916 at Plymouth
  • Ordered into Federal service 25 June 1917 at Framingham; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 August 1917 as Company D, 101st Infantry, an element of the 26th Division; demobilized 28 April 1919 at Camp Devens, Massachusetts
  • Converted, redesignated, and Federally recognized 15 March 1920 as the 10th Company, 1st Coast Defense Command
  • Reorganized and redesignated 31 January 1921 as the 330th Company, 1st Coast Defense Command
  • Converted and redesignated 1 May 1923 as Company L, 101st Infantry, an element of the 26th Division later 26th Infantry Division
  • Converted and redesignated 6 May 1940 as Headquarters Battery and Combat Train, 2d Battalion, 211th Coast Artillery
  • Inducted into active Federal service 16 September 1940 at Boston
  • Reorganized and redesignated 10 September 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 747th Antiaircraft Artillery Weapons Battalion
  • Inactivated 5 September 1945 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Organized and Federally recognized 9 February 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at Plymouth as Battery B, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Ordered into active Federal service 1 May 1951 at Plymouth; released from active Federal service 31 January 1953 and reverted to state control
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery B, 685th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1962 as Battery B, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 2d and 3d Platoons, 747th Military Police Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 March 1972 as Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1975 as Detachment 1, 772d Military Police Company

 

ANNEX 5

  • Organized 2 February 1914 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as the 4th Company, Coast Artillery Corps
  • Reorganized and redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 19th Company, Coast Defenses of Boston
  • Called into Federal service 3 August 1917 at New Bedford; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917
  • Reorganized and redesignated 22 November 1917 as Battery D, 55th Artillery (Coast Artillery Corps)
  • Demobilized in February 1919 at Camp Winfield Scott, California
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 7 September 1920 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as the 324th Company, 1st Coast Defense Command, Coast Artillery Corps
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 January 1922 as Battery E, 241st Coast Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 June 1940 as Battery H, 241st Coast Artillery
  • Inducted into Federal service 16 September 1940 at New Bedford
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1941 as Battery K, 241st Coast Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 September 1943 as Battery G, 3d Battalion, 8th Coast Artillery
  • Inactivated 18 April 1944 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  • Reorganized and Federally recognized 31 March 1948 in the Massachusetts National Guard at New Bedford as Battery A, 324th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion 
  • Redesignated 1 February 1949 as Battery A, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion
  • Redesignated 1 October 1953 as Battery A, 126th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 February 1955 as Battery C, 212th Field Artillery Battalion
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 May 1959 as Battery C, 1st Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Reorganized and redesignated 15 November 1965 as Battery A, 4th Howitzer Battalion, 211th Artillery
  • Converted, reorganized, and redesignated 19 December 1967 as the 2d and 3d Platoons, 772d Military Police Company
  • Location changed 5 January 1970 to Bourne
  • Reorganized and redesignated 1 April 1975 as Detachment 1, 747th Military Police Company

 

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