Welcome to the official website for the 720th Military Police Battalion, the "Soldiers of the Gauntlet", headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas, "The Great Place."
On behalf of the Battalion Commander,
Karst K. Brandsma and the Battalion Command Sergeant Major,
R Boruff we would like to welcome you, and hope that you enjoy looking through the pages on this site and finding out more about this fantastic unit.
The 720th Military Police Battalion is subordinate unit of the
89th Military Police Brigade, headquartered on Fort Hood, Texas. Since 1955, elements of the battalion have provided Law Enforcement support to the Fort Hood community; patrolling and securing the largest military installation in the world, and keeping its Soldiers and dependents safe during the many intervening deployments that are such a part of current military life.
In addition to local Law Enforcement duties, the 720th Military Police Battalion deploys Military Police Soldiers worldwide on numerous rewarding and challenging missions. Throughout the unit's history, Soldiers of the Gauntlet have served proudly in World War II, Vietnam, Southwest Asia, and in the Global War on Terrorism.