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Major Tokach takes command of UW-Stevens Point ROTC program

Posted by UWSPcps - August 31, 2017 - Academics, Faculty & Staff, Military Science


The Army ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point welcomed Major Wendy R. Tokach as the new department chair and assistant professor of military science in August 2017.

MAJ Tokach was born and raised in Mandan, North Dakota. She enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1995 as a photojournalist and after attending Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training she deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 in support of Operation Joint Endeavor with the 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

She transferred to the Hawaii Army National Guard and continued to serve in Public Affairs while attending school. MAJ Tokach received her commission onto active service in 2002 through the University of Hawaii Army ROTC program, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities/History from the University of Hawaii West Oahu. She attended the Military Police Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and subsequently was assigned to the 720th Military Police Battalion Fort Hood, Texas, where she deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom I and Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 as a Platoon Leader in the 64th and 401st Military Police Companies and later served as the Battalion S4.

Upon return from the two Iraq deployments, MAJ Tokach attended the Military Police Captains Career Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and earned a Master of Business in Operational Security Management from Websters University in 2006. She was then assigned to the 42D Military Police Brigade at Fort Lewis, Washington where she served as the Battalion S2 for the 504th Military Police Battalion before taking command of the 67th Military Police Company (Internment/Resettlement) in 2007. MAJ Tokach then took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 508th Military Police Battalion in 2008 and deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, where the battalion stood up the Taji Theater Internment Facility Reconciliation Center. Upon relinquishing command she moved to Camp Bucca, Iraq, where she served as an Operations Officer for the 42D Military Police Brigade and the Bucca Theater Internment Facility. Upon redeployment in 2009, MAJ Tokach returned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, to serve as a Small Group Leader for the Basic Officer Leadership Course and Captains Career Course at the U.S. Army Military Police School, and later served as the Battalion S3 for the 43rd Adjutant General Battalion (Reception).

Upon being promoted to the rank of major in 2011, MAJ Tokach relocated to Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, where she commanded the U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility until 2013. MAJ Tokach then moved to Fort Bliss, Texas, where she served as an Operations Officer for the G3, 1st Armored Division until being assigned as the Executive Officer for the 93rd Military Police Battalion. MAJ Tokach most recently had the unique opportunity to serve as the G3 Operations and Training Officer for two years with the Canadian Army Military Police Group in Ottawa, Ontario, as part of the Military Personnel Exchange Program through the U.S. Army Military Police School and U.S. Army North.

MAJ Tokach’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal 2 OLC), Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award and the Parachutist Badge. In addition she is the recipient of the Military Police Regimental Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze.

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