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NEWS | June 10, 2016

RELEASE: Largest military police command to bid farewell to D.C. native commanding general

By Master Sgt. Michel Sauret 200th Military Police Command

FORT MEADE, Md.  – The 200th Military Police Command, the largest police force in the entire Department of Defense, will host a relinquishment of command ceremony at the McGlaclin Parade Field, Sunday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m., to bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Phillip M. Churn who has been in command since 2014.
The ceremony will include a performance from the 78th Army Band, presentation of the Colors by the command’s color guard, and participation of the command’s brigades and Criminal Investigation Division battalions.

Churn was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from Mount Saint Mary’s College. He has been a commander at multiple levels within the command including battalion, brigade and division. He was promoted to brigadier general in 2011 and to major general in 2014. Moving forward, Churn will be serving as the assistant to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff for reserve affairs.

The 200th MP Cmd. is the senior law enforcement organization in the Army Reserve. It has more than 13,000 Soldiers in 34 states, making it the largest police force in the entire Department of Defense, responsible for 97 percent of the Army Reserve military police capabilities. The 200th MP Cmd. provides trained and ready Soldiers and units with the capabilities necessary to support the national military strategy during peacetime, contingencies and war.  Their Soldiers support the Army multi-component unit force by training with Active and National Guard units to ensure all three components work as a fully integrated team.

Brig. Gen. Marion Garcia will take on the responsibility as the interim commanding general. Within the 200th MP Cmd., she has served as a commander at the battalion and brigade levels, served as the chief of staff for the command, and as the deputy-commanding general for operations for the past two years.

The reviewing official at the ceremony will be Maj. Gen. David Conboy, the acting commanding general for the United States Army Reserve Command.

For those who cannot attend in person, a live webcast will be made available to watch on the DVIDS Hub website: