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US Army Military Police Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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  1. "E6 /12 years served"

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    Former Contractor - Military Police
    Former Contractor - Military Police
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job securement, Tricare, Comradarie, advancement opportunity, training, opportunity to travel, which is fully paid for. You meet some life long friends

    Cons

    Long hours, deployments can take a toll, away from family for excessive amounts of time, sometimes lack of communication, depending on mos points are rather high to promote unless college

    Advice to Management

    Promotion shouldn't happen based on favorites, promote those who are knowledgeable. Quit paste & copying on monthly counseling statements. Give honest review


  2. "Military Police"

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    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Riley, KS
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Riley, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to help the community

    Cons

    Due to recent events and general disdain received from the public, being a cop is a thankless job.


  3. "Military Police"

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    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Drum, NY
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Drum, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to be a member of the Team

    Cons

    Travel that causes you to be away from family for extended period of time.


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  5. "Kind of miss it."

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    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Stewart, GA
    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Stewart, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady pay check, great insurance, can be what you make of it. Just give it your all.

    Cons

    The leadership can be very toxic and out to get you. The amount of time away from family. Very unforgiving when you mess up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your soldiers and respect them and allow them to make mistakes without screwing them over.


  6. "Military Police"

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    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Hood, TX
    Former Employee - Military Police in Fort Hood, TX

    I worked at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Keep you in shape, plenty of opportunities for promotion, serve your country and help others. Great teamwork building and working as a team to accomplish different obstacles or missions. Meet amazing people from all around the world.

    Cons

    Working long days, being away from family, and as always "Hurry Up and Wait".


  7. "Life of a 31B"

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    Current Employee - Military Police
    Current Employee - Military Police
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to deploy, If you have a family the Army will cover housing cost, constant paycheck no matter how many days you work that month.

    Cons

    Time consuming, constant field training which leads to a lot of time away from family. A ton of hurry up and wait. Lack of communication throughout the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Working as a 31B is very time consuming. While most of the other units are getting 3-4 days for holidays, as an MP you will most likely not receive that. MP's are always underman so the work schedule can get hectic to the point of working 6 days on and 1 day off throughout the week. MP's from my experience do not take care of their own and try to do what it takes to get ahead of their peers. There is now a lack of discipline throughout the military so it does not have that strict factor with soldiers following orders without questioning every move. BAH is awesome for people with families but as an MP expect to work long hours and long weeks.


  8. "Operations NCO"

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    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Bragg, NC
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Bragg, NC

    Pros

    Changes every day, Exciting, Fast pace, Security, Benefits, Great pay, Security

    Cons

    Immediate and Hostile Deployments without much notice

    Advice to Management

    I am fluent in English and Spanish and have the ability to adapt to any situation given.


  9. "Good stuff"

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    Current Employee - Military Police
    Current Employee - Military Police
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Military benefits are great and they take care of you and your family. You get to travel for free all over the world!

    Cons

    Even though they take care of your family they take you away from your family for long periods of time.


  10. "Get ready for not getting much sleep"

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    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Knox, KY
    Current Employee - Military Police in Fort Knox, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Army full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to help people rather its a minor or major situation.
    Get to travel, meet alot of people and learn different cultures.

    Cons

    Be ready to work different shifts with little to no sleep. Be prepared to be the most hated MOS by everyone else. Be prepared to work 10 days on, one day off. Know that each place you move that you have to study the state laws and forget everything you knew before. And last be prepared to have all your cases red inked 5 times before it is approved.

    Advice to Management

    Don't go to a new place and compare it to your last unit. Observe, stay silent, listen, and learn for the first week. Don't over work your patrols, ask their opinion and remember they are the ones on scene so trust in what they say when they are dealing with the situation. Team work goes along way, so don't be afraid to make a call for the best benefit, even if it goes against your supervisor.


  11. "Expereince of a lifetime!"

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    Former Employee - Military Police in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Military Police in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at US Army (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Traveled the world on the governments dime!

    Cons

    4 out of my 10 years of service were spent deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the wearing of the PT belt in Iraq and Afghanistan!