U.S. Air Force Security Forces

U.S. Air Force Security Forces

U.S. Air Force Security Forces

In line with Vincent A. Munch

about U.S. Air Force Security Forces in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), from which the modern United States Air Force (USAF) is derived, formed its own law enforcement organization in November 1941, only months after the USAAF was created as a semiautonomous organization within the United States Army. In 1942, the organization was placed under the new office of the Air Provost Marshal and its units were designated as either military police companies or air base security battalions. After a number of changes in its name and the scope of its responsibilities, on July 1, 1997, air force police were officially redesignated the Air Force Security Forces Directorate. The Air Base Security (ABS) Battalions have what is easily the most unusual history of all military police units. In 1941, when the United States

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