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October 28, 1981 Page 3 .

Madden is new LEA commander
by SSgt. C. Drake Col. Charles D. Madden took command of the Law Enforcement Activity, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama) during a change of command ceremony a t 8 a.m. October 15. Madden accepted the Military Police colors, the symbol of his assuming responsibility from Lt. Col. Loyal G. Evans. Evans was LEA commander for three months, filling the position left vacant following the departure of former commander Col. Donald Whitmarsh. In the position as commander of LEA, Madden also serves as the Provost Marshal for the U.S. Southern Command. As the senior military police official for the U.S. Forces here he is responsible for co-ordinating all military law enforcement activities of the unified command. In remarks to the assembled spectators Madden pledged himself to do his utmost to maintain and improve on the high standards that LEA has demonstrated in the past. The new LEA commander has nearly 500 military police under his control who provide- community services ranging from gate guards to military police liaison with traffic courts and other host country agencies. Among the most significant units are the 534th Military Police Company (STRAF), winners of the U.S. Army Forces Command Eagle Award for being the best combat military police company. The 549th Military Police Company, based at Fort Gulick which provides Army La w Enforcement to Atlantic communities and Headquarters Company, LEA based at Fort Clayton. Formerly 227th MP Co Missions for the military police locally range from VIP security to fulfilling the combat !l/lP'srole during tactical field operations. Madden's previous assignment was as Deputy Provost Marshal at Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA. He is a native of Utica, New York wit hover 22 years of active commissioned service. He graduated with a Bachelors degree from Niagara University and holds a Masters degree in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. The change of command was followed by a reception in Valent Recreation Center. Evans will resume his role as Deputy Commander, LEA.

Accepting command
Col. Charles D. Madden accepts the colors for the Law Enforcement Activity, 193d Infantry Brigade (Panama) from Brig. Gen. K.C. Leuer, Commander of the 193d. Madden assumed command of the military police units of the 193d in an October 15 change of command ceremony held at Reeder Gym, Fort Clayton. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Charles Vinson)

COL Charles D. (Mad Dog) Madden / LTC Loyal G. (Black Jesus) Evans / Just a few of the big names in Panama MP's History

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