Episode 008: Guiding the Next Generation of Military Police

Guest Picture.Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Tokach as the commander of  787th Military Police Battalion (OSUT) in 2020. (Photo Credit: Wendy Tokach)

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Wendy Tokach is an active duty Army officer who earned her commission in the Military Police Branch following graduation from the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program. Entering active duty service in 2002, she’s held leadership positions in various military police units, including multiple deployments throughout her career. LTC Tokach is currently the Battalion Commander for the 787th Military Police Battalion (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

What You’ll Get From This Episode

Wendy shares the story of how she was influenced to join the military as part of the National Guard and how those series of events led to earning an officer’s commission and transferring to active duty.

Wendy discusses some of her earlier jobs as part of the Army’s Military Police Branch, including some of her experiences deployed to Iraq.

Selected to serve as an Exchange Officer in the Canadian Army, Wendy talks about some of the more memorable events during her time in a foreign army.

Wendy talks about many of the joys in leading a college ROTC program as a Professor of Military Science and some of the unique challenges she had in getting many of her young cadets interested in learning about military history.

We close the show discussing what our favorite military museums and movies are.

Resources for Topics Discussed in the Episode

Canadian War Museum. The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and one of the world’s most respected museums for the study and understanding of armed conflict. Located in the national capital of Ottawa, it welcomes approximately 500,000 visitors every year.

National World War I Museum and Memorial. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, this memorial and accompanying museum is dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.

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