Military Police Headquarter (Japanese Army)

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Military Police Headquarter 憲兵司令部 Kempei Shireibu

Assignment

Commander

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appointment
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20 Mar 1889 Mima Masahiro
6 Apr 1893 Haruta Kageyoshi
28 Sep 1897 Harada Ryotaro
10 Feb 1899 Maj General Yamauchi Nagahito Cdr, 18th Inf Brigade suspended
16 Sep 1902 Hayashi Tadao
1 Aug 1909 Lt General Tanida Fumie Cdr, 22nd Inf Brigade reserve
30 Nov 1910 Maj General Sunaga Takeyoshi Cdr, 36th Inf Brigade reserve 6 Sept 1911 Lt General
27 Feb 1912 Lt General Nambu Shimpei 1st class, Cadet Cdr, Fortress Shimonoseki Cdr, 2nd Division
15 Feb 1915 Lt General Hashimoto Katsutaro 8th class, Cadet Cdt, Military Academy Cdr, 9th Division
24 Mar 1916 Maj General Koike Yasuyuki 8th class, Cadet Cdr, 2nd Grd Inf Brigade Cdr, 6th Division 2 May 1916 Lt General
10 Jun 1918 Maj General Ishimitsu Maomi 1st class, MA Cdr, China Res Army Chief, Army Horse Affairs 25 Jul 1919 Lt General
10 Aug 1920 Maj General Nagasaka Kensuke 2nd class, MA Absence keeper, 16th Division Cdr, 2nd Division 28 Jun 1921 Lt General
8 Feb 1922 Maj General Yamada Ryonosuke 5th class, MA Cdr, 23rd Inf Brigade Cdr, 16th Division
6 Aug 1923 Maj General Koizumi Rokuichi 7th class, MA Att, Ordnance Command suspended
20 Sept 1923 Maj General Shibayama Juichi 8th class, MA Cdr, 1st Inf Brigade Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade
9 Jan 1924 Maj General Araki Sadao 9th class, MA Cdr, 8th Inf Brigade Chief, 1st Bu, General Staffs
1 May 1925 Lt General Matsui Heizaburo 7th class, MA Cdr, 1st Inf Brigade Cdr, 16th Division
5 Mar 1927 Maj General Mine Yukimatsu 7th class, MA Att, 6th Division Wait for appointment
1 Aug 1931 Lt General Toyama Bunzo 12th class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Korea Cdr, Taiwan Def Unit
29 Feb 1932 Lt General Hata Shinji 12th class, MA Att, Ordnance Command Cdr, 2nd Division
1 Aug 1934 Lt General Tashiro Kanichiro 15th class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung Cdr, 11th Division
21 Sept 1935 Lt General Iwasa Rokuro 15th class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung Wait for appointment
23 Mar 1936 Lt General Nakajima Kesago 15th class, MA Cdt, Narashino School Cdr, 16th Division
2 Aug 1937 Maj General Fujie Keisuke 18th class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung Cdr, 16th Division 1 Nov 1937 Lt General
2 Aug 1938 Lt General Tanaka Shizuichi 19th class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung Cdr, 13th Division
2 Aug 1939 Maj General Hirabayashi Morito 21st class, MA Adviser to Manchuria Cdr, 17th Division 2 Oct 1939 Lt General
1 Aug 1940 Lt General Teshima Fusataro 22nd class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, MP HQ Cdr, 3rd Division
28 Sept 1940 Lt General Tanaka Shizuichi 19th class, MA Cdr, 13th Division Cdr, Eastern Army
15 Oct 1941 Lt General Nakamura Aketo 22nd class, MA Absence keeper, 3rd Division Cdr, Thailand Res Army
4 Jan 1943 Maj General Kato Hakujiro 22nd class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung Cdr, MP Cmd in North China
26 Aug 1943 Lt General Oki Shigeru 22nd class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Cent China Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung
14 Oct 1944 Lt General Okido Sanji 25th class, MA CoS, North China Area Army Att, Eastern Army District
20 Aug 1945 Lt General Iimura Jo 21st class, MA Cdr, Tokyo Defense Army reserve 1 Dec 1945 disbanded

Director, Office of Military Police Headquarter

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2 Dec 1940 Lt General Shirokura Yoshie 20th class, MA Cdt, MP School Cdr, MP Cmd in North China
1 Jul 1941 Maj General Kato Hakujiro 22nd class, MA Cdr, MP Cmd in Korea Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung
1 Aug 1942

Chief, Administration Bureau

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appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 Aug 1936 Maj General Tanaka Shizuichi 19th class, MA Cdr, 5th Inf Brigade Cdr, MP Cmd in Kwantung
2 Aug 1937
9 Mar 1940 Maj General Teshima Fusataro 22nd class, MA Cdr, 27th Inf Brigade Cdr, MP Headquarter
1 Aug 1940

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