2) I mention this to emphasize that the military police brassard is not a military occupational specialty (MOS) badge and should not be treated as such.
Commanders: You have the authority to determine whether your Soldiers wear the military police brassard.
Furthermore, the wearing of the brassard under unapproved circumstances makes us appear arrogant and unprofessional.
Interestingly, he was wearing his military police brassard and, per his directive, so was everyone who worked for him.
The average citizen who sees a Soldier wearing the military police brassard assumes that something went wrong and that there is an authority figure present to handle it.
I also encourage you to dust off the Spring 2008 issue of Military Police and read the article entitled "New Changes for the Military Police Brassard," written by our great historian, Mr.
3) "Changes to the Military Police (MP) Brassard Wear Policy Outlined in AR 670-1, Paragraph 28-29b (9) (a) and (b)," Department of the Army, DAPE-MSO, 17 June 2008.
Andy Watson, "New Changes for the Military Police Brassard," Military Police, Spring 2008, <http://www.
Brassards made of vinyl, canvas, leather, and other materials have been worn, with some standing up to the temperature extremes better than others.
At first, these interim brassards were made of vinyl and used reflective material.
A defense seamstress shows a few of the brassards she made for the war effort.
Shown is an example of an early version of the brassard that allowed for a unit patch.
This brassard can be read like a road map, with the name, unit, position, and English and Korean text all prominently featured.
The newer version of the brassard, made of reflective vinyl material, can warp in extreme climates.
Shown is the newest, officially approved, embroidered military police brassard.