Accession Number:

AD0373187

Title:

EMPLOYMENT OF AIRMOBILE ARVN FORCES IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM APO SAN FRANCISCO 96384

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

This evaluation consists of a detailed examination of Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN airmobile forces employing US Army helicopters while operating independently and in conjunction with ARVN ground forces in counterinsurgency operations. Case studies of airmobile operations conducted by the ARVN 9th, 21st, and 22nd Divisions were prepared by evalutators who observed all phases of the operations, interviewed key participating personnel, and studied documents pertaining to the operation. Successful airmobile operations require secrecy in planning, surprise in execution, centralized control of fire support, adequate reserves, judicious choice of landing zones, and adequate command and control during the critical troop debarkation phase.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE