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Chief Warrant Officer Five Mary A. Hostetler

Command Chief Warrant Officer

200th Military Police Command

Chief Warrant Officer Five Mary A. Hostetler assumed duty as the 2nd Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 200th Military Police Command May 30, 2013 after most recently serving with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command Protective Service Battalion, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

A native of Wooster, Ohio, Chief Hostetler enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 1976. She became a Warrant Officer in 1993 after serving 17 years as a non-commissioned officer. She has had multiple assignments both in the reserve and regular army throughout the last 37 years.

She served during the 1980 Cuban Refugee Resettlement Center at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. In 1991, she was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm as a CID Special Agent providing executive protection for the SECDEF. In 2003, Chief Hostetler deployed to Iraq and provided protective services for the U.S Presidential Envoy, L. Paul Bremer. In 2009, she mobilized and continued serving the next four years on assignments which included two years on a Joint Service Assignment with the Office of Military Commissions, Pentagon, one year at the National Ground Intelligence Center as the OIC of the DOD’s remote Examination (REX) Classified Exploitation Lab (CEL) and forensic personnel with the Biometric Intelligence Program (BIP), Charlottesville, VA, and prior to her assignment at the 200th, as one of the Special Agent’s In Charge of the protective service detail for SECDEF Leon Panetta.

Chief Hostetler is a graduate of the Military Police School as a Military Police Officer and Criminal Investigator Special Agent. She has attended all CID related core courses as well as graduated from Warrant Officer Basic and Advance Courses. She is a graduate of Warrant Officer ILE and SSE courses at Fort Rucker, AL.

Chief Hostetler’s education includes an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice from the Monterey Peninsula College, Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies/Politics from the University of California-Santa Cruz, and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University-Washington D.C.

Chief Hostetler’s civilian employment is as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator for the Presidio of Monterey, Defense Language Institute, Directorate of Emergency Services, Monterey, CA, after retiring as a municipal police detective with the City of Seaside, CA.

Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd), Army Commendation Medal (2nd) Joint Services Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3rd), Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (11th), National Defense Service Medal (2nd), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M-30-hourglass), NCO Professional Development (3rd), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd), Army Reserve Comp Overseas Training (4th), NATO (Art 5/AF), Army Gold Recruiter Badge w/ 1 sapphire, Air Assault Badge, and the SECDEF Identification badge.