Major General Kevin Vereen took command of U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on July 23, 2020.
He was born at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and is a native of Fayetteville. He graduated from Campbell University in North Carolina in 1988 and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. MG Vereen later became a Military Police Officer.
MG Vereen graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Officer Course in 1988, and served his first assignments as a Platoon Leader and Fire Direction Officer for the 18th Airborne Corps Artillery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1990, he was assigned as the Battery Executive Officer for A Battery, 1/4th Field Artillery Battalion, 2d Infantry Division at Camp Pelham, Korea. In 1991, took his first military police assignment at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he served as the Security Platoon Leader and later the Operations Officer for the U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command. He attended the Military Police Officer Advanced Course at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in 1992. Following graduation in 1993, he served as the Company Commander of the 984th Military Police Company and then the Operations Plans Officer for the 759th Military Police Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. MG Vereen returned to Fort Bragg in 1995 where he attended the Protective Services Course and Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs Course at the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Upon graduating in 1997, he served as Detachment Commander of Alpha Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne) and then Company Commander of Charlie Company, 9th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne). In 2000, he attended the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In 2001, MG Vereen returned to Korea serving as the Battalion Operations Officer and then Battalion Executive Officer of the 728th Military Police Battalion in Taegu. In 2003, he was reassigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He served at the United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS) as the Captain’s Career Course Branch Chief, the Chief of the Command and Tactics Division, and then the Chief of Quality Assurance for Military Police Training. He then became Commander of the 701st Military Police Battalion. In 2008, MG Vereen was assigned as the Deputy Brigade Commander of the 42d Military Police Brigade at Fort Lewis, Washington, where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He returned to Fort Leonard Wood in 2009 as the Director of Plans and Operations for USAMPS. From August 2010-July 2011, he attended the United States Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he was selected as Brigade Commander of the 14th Military Police Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood. Returning again to Fort Bragg in 2013, MG Vereen served as Provost Marshal and then Executive Officer to the Commanding General for United States Army Forces Command. In 2015, he became the 48th Chief and Commandant of the Military Police Corps Regiment at Fort Leonard Wood, and then from 2017 to 2019 he served as Deputy Commanding General-Operations, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.
Most recently, MG Vereen served as the Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. In those roles he served as the principal military advisor on policing matters and as the Department of the Army’s independent criminal investigative authority reporting directly to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army.
His military awards include: the Distinguished Service Medal; the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters; Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; and the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal.