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Provost Marshal of the current rotation of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion's Military Police visited the Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Police headquarters

Provost Marshal of the current rotation of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion's...

On June 3 Provost Marshal of the new rotation of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Capt Tim Gerdau and representatives of the multinational eFP Military Police paid a work visit to the Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Police HQ.

Provost Marshal is a historical term which means the most senior Military Police officer (of the highest rank or holding the highest position) in the time of military operations who is in charge of coordination of the activities of the police, MP, and other law enforcement in the area of operations, and renders expertise to the commander of the supported military unit on Military Police deployment options. The title is also used by the Military Police of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

The foreign guests were briefed on the activities, organisation, capabilities, and tasks of the Lithuanian Armed Forces Military Police.


Military Police is a combat support unit that ensures mobility, protection of other units, policing activities, detention operations, and other tasks specific to the Military Police. The Military Police Detachment of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion is comprised of officers of the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Norway, and the Netherlands, and led by a German MP Marshal.


The NATO eFP Battalion MP officers complete similar tasks to those of the Lithuanian Military Police in support of the NATO Battalion, therefore the German MP Marshal was really interested in joint escorts of military vehicles, policing activities, investigations at the Pre-trial Investigation Command , and particularity of the authority the Military Police has.
Commander of the Lithuanian Military Police Lt Col Laimas Baliūnas told the guests that "the cooperation between the Lithuanian Military Police and MP of the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle Group has been ongoing for three years already and yields good results."


Other topics reviewed during the visit were the challenges pervious eFP rotation had faced , measures to further improve the cooperation, and other relevant service matters.

Information and photo credits: Lithuanian MP