This article is features Jamie Sisler Sgt, First Class U. S. Army
Sergeant First Class, (Retired) Jamie Sisler graduated from Plymouth Canton High School in 1989 and began working towards a criminal justice degree. In January 1993, Jamie decided to pursue a dream of his and join the armed forces. He reported to the US Army Military Police (MP) School at Fort McClellan, Alabama for his basic combat and military police training. During basic training Jamie was chosen by his drill sergeants to be the platoon leader and ultimately was chosen as the honor graduate for his platoon.
In May 1993, PV2 Sisler reported to Fort Jackson, South Carolina where he worked as a patrolman providing law and order with the Fort Jackson MP Company. While at Fort Jackson he joined the Special Reaction Team (SRT) and attended training with the Columbia Police Department SWAT team.
In November 1994, SPC Sisler reported to Ansbach, Germany and was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, 615th MP Company. He volunteered to go to Hohenfels, Germany to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center to be a civilian on the battlefield (COB). SPC Sisler assisted units prepare for the upcoming mission to Bosnia Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Endeavor (OJE).
In December 1995, the 615th MP Company split up and his platoon was temporarily reassigned to the 630th MP Company out of Bamberg, Germany for deployment in support of OJE. In January 1996, the 630th MP Company crossed the Sava River into Bosnia and Herzegovina, enroute to their base in Tuzla. There his company provided law and order operations, set up check points, main supply route patrols, and gate guard duties. During the deployment SPC Sisler was promoted to Corporal and made the leader of his team.
In October 1996, CPL Sisler received orders for Fort Hood, Texas where he was assigned to the 2nd Platoon, 210th MP Company as a team leader. CPL Sisler again joined the SRT for his company and was voted the team leader by his peers, despite being lower ranking. CPL Sisler also attended the Basic Leadership Development Course and upon graduation was promoted to SGT in June 1997.
In January 1998, SGT Sisler left active duty and returned to Michigan where he worked in construction. In October 1999 he joined the army reserve and in 2004 went back on active-duty status working with army reserve units. SSG Sisler was assigned as the training NCO for other 2/100th Military Police Battalion in Inkster, Michigan with the mission of teaching basic military police school, as well as the basic and advanced NCO courses to army reserve and national guard soldiers
In May 2008, SFC Sisler was temporarily assigned to the 11th Military Police Brigade and deployed with them as an operation NCO to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. SFC Sisler was picked to be a member of the personal security detail for the 11th MP Brigade Commander and also worked as a battle NCO in the brigade tactical operations center (TOC).
In 2009, SFC Sisler received orders back to Fort Jackson where he was assigned as the training NCO for the 2/108th MP Battalion. During this time, he played a big part in setting up The Army School System (TASS) Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, KY as a location for all US Army Reserve MP Battalions to host basic and advanced military police training.
In November 2012, he received orders assigning him to the 800th MP Company as the operation NCO in El Dorado, AR. SFC Sisler was among three other personnel responsible for setting up this new combat support MP company.
In August 2013, SFC Sisler received orders assigning him to the 87th Army Reserve Support Command (ARSC) as the operations NCO in Birmingham, AL. In 2015, he transferred to the Gulf Division, 75th Training Command when his previous unit cased it’s colors. In October 2019, SFC Sisler retired from active duty and now resides in Birmingham, AL with Stephanie, his amazing wife of 23 years.
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