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pro·vost marshal

The head of a unit of military police.

provost marshal

(Military) the officer in charge of military police and thus responsible for military discipline in a large camp, area, or city

pro′vost mar`shal

(ˈproʊ voʊ)
1. an officer in the army charged with maintaining order and with other police functions within a command.
2. an officer in the navy charged with the safekeeping of a prisoner pending trial by court-martial.
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Noun1.provost marshal - the supervisor of the military police
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military policeman, MP - a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners

provost marshal

nKommandeur(in) m(f)der Militärpolizei
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And, if Saxon's father had helped raise the Bear Flag rebellion at Sonoma, it was at Sonoma that Clara's father had mustered in for the War of the Rebellion and ridden as far east with his troop as Salt Lake City, of which place he had been provost marshal when the Mormon trouble flared up.
Together, the corps PMO and CRIMINT analyst team developed an internal process for corps-wide significant actions, open source analysis, key leader engagement reports, and military police intelligence reporting from the 89th Military Police Brigade and division provost marshals combined with open source collection and analysis.
Zagala said the 113 soldiers are now undergoing investigation by provost marshals of respective branches of service as part of due process.
330) In Missouri, where large-scale military operations had ended by the time the provost marshal system was implemented, provost marshals were less focused on maintaining troop discipline and more focused on maintaining civilian order.
With the Conscription Act of 1863, Provost Marshals were appointed in every congressional district in the nation to enforce the law.
He posted Provost Marshals at the gates to search vehicles leaving, forcing the thieves to take the back roads and trails to get out of camp.
This often caused discord between the provost marshals at different echelons of command.
The FBI and CID currently offer a Negotiation Concepts for Commanders Course, which provides incident commanders, unit commanders, and provost marshals with the same resources and capabilities of the hostage negotiators.
A total of nine provost marshals were appointed during the course of the American Revolutionary War; and although all were sergeants, they served as captains.
The authority for military personnel to wear the MP brassard is at the discretion of the provost marshals, directors of emergency services, and the military police commanders, when the mission requires identification of military police.
During this time, CID offices reported to the provost marshals at each installation; the provost marshals, in turn, reported up their chains of command.
There was serious dissension in the field between MACOM provost marshals (representing senior four-star commanders) and worldwide regional commanders of the relatively new, stovepiped USACIDC.