U.S. Army Visiting Defence Fellow 2022-23
LTC Tokach was born and raised in Mandan, North Dakota. She originally enlisted in the North Dakota Army National Guard as a Photojournalist in Public Affairs and deployed to Bosnia in 1997 to support Operation Joint Endeavor, and upon redeployment she transferred to the Hawaii Army National Guard before she received her commission in 2002 as a Military Police Officer through the ROTC program at the University of Hawaii. She is a graduate of the Military Police Officer Basic and Captains’ Career Courses, Airborne School, Special Reaction Team Training, Basic Instructor and Foundation Instructor Facilitator Courses, and the Military History Instructor Course. She served as an Instructor for the Military Police Basic Officer Leadership Course at the U.S. Army Military Police School and as a Professor of Military Science and Military History Instructor at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She served as a Platoon Leader in the 720th Military Police Battalion at Fort Hood, TX where she deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her staff assignments include Battalion S3 Operations Officer for the 43rd AG Battalion (Reception) at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and as the Battalion Executive Officer to the 93rd Military Police Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX. Additionally, LTC Tokach also had the unique opportunity to serve as the G3/5/7 Operations, Plans and Training Officer from 2015-2017 for the Canadian Army Military Police Group in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the Military Personnel Exchange Program.
Her command assignments include: Commander of 67th Military Police Company providing guard force to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility on JBLM, and Commander of HHC, 508th Military Police Battalion where she deployed to Iraq for the third time supporting the Theater Interment Facility. She also served as the Facility Commander of the U.S. Army Correctional Activity-Korea on Camp Humphreys providing military correctional support to the entire Korean peninsula. Most recently she served as the Battalion Commander of the 787th Military Police Battalion (OSUT), Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
LTC Tokach holds a Bachelors of Arts in Humanities-History from the University of Hawaii West Oahu and a Master of Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, the Basic Instructor Badge, she is also a member of the Military Police Regimental Order of the Marechaussee in Bronze.
She currently resides at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and in her free time LTC Tokach enjoys snow sports, cycling and competing in endurance running and Ironman triathlons.