U.S. Army Col. David Farabaugh, an Indiana County native, was recently selected by the Department of the Army to take command of the U.S. Army’s 333rd Military Police Brigade, headquartered in Long Island, N.Y. The 333rd Military Police (MP) Brigade is comprised of U.S. Army Military Police units from throughout the Northeastern United States.
Farabaugh’s service in the U.S. Army spans well over three decades, encompassing the active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Farabaugh entered military service at 17 as an enlisted infantryman.
Farabaugh, an Army MP officer, has served in many assignments and locations — most recently with NATO in Romania, where he commanded a multi-national military police battalion composed of U.S., Romanian and Bulgarian MPs.
His service also includes Iraq, the Korean DMZ, Panama and Germany. He has been stationed at various installations in the United States such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, Fort Hunter Liggett in California, Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and Fort McClellan in Alabama.
Farabaugh’s last command assignment concluded in April as battalion commander of the U.S. Army’s 336th Military Police Battalion headquartered in Pittsburgh. He was in battalion command for 40 months, being awarded the U.S. Army’s Meritorious Service Medal in June.
Farabaugh is scheduled to assume his duties as the U.S. Army’s 333rd Military Police Brigade commander in a formal change-of-command ceremony scheduled this spring at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey.