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Provost Marshal General

Definition/Scope: (DAGO-09)The U.S. Army Office of the Provost Marshal General (PMG) was established as an Army staff element within the Headquarters, Department of the Army on 26 September 2003. The PMG is part of the Army Staff (ARSTAF). The PMG is dual-hatted as Commander, United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC), and reports directly to the Chief of Staff, Army and Secretary of the Army in order to ensure independent investigative authority, free of actual or perceived undue command influence. The PMG performs the following missions subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of the Army, with the oversight of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) in coordination with the Army General Counsel. The PMG will create an Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) in the Pentagon and assign appropriate staff to execute all provost marshal activities and law enforcement functions for the Army. The PMG provides executive oversight of PMG resources, and leads and directs policy for all matters relating to Army law enforcement , police intelligence, physical security, corrections and internment (to include confinement and correctional programs for U.S. prisoners), criminal investigations, provost marshal activities, and military police (MP) support throughout the full range of military operations. Additionally, the PMG provides direct support to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3 (DCS, G-3) management and execution of the Army Force Protection mission.

Used For:

law enforcement



Broader Terms:

Army Staff
Department of the Army Provost Marshal

Narrower Terms:

Antiterrorism/Force Protection
Army Criminal Investigation Command
law enforcement
Military Police
provost marshal
Provost Marshal Office

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