Soldiers from southeast Missouri will be deployed to Qutar in September.
More than 450 soldiers with the Missouri National Guard under the command of the 175th Military Police Battalion and Lt. Col. Sharon Martin will be deployed.
The unit will spend a year in Qatar providing security for military bases and personnel.
Qutar is located across the Persian Gulf from Iran. It is the central hub for all U.S. military activity in the region.
The Guardsmen serve with the 3175th Chemical Company, based in St. Louis County; the 2175th Military Police Company, of Hannibal and Moberly; the 1137th Military Police Company, of Kennett, Jackson and Doniphan; and Headquarters Company of the 175th Military Police Battalion, based in Columbia.
Each of the units falls under 70th Troop Command control, the largest brigade in the Missouri National Guard.