Accession Number:

AD0392663

Title:

LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY SUPPORT COMMAND, DA NANG (PROV)

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 30 Apr 1968

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-18

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

During the reporting period, efforts were directed toward planning, and establishment of the USASUPCOM, DNG with the objective of providing increased logistical support to Army units in I CTZ. Initial planning was performed by USASUPCOM, QNH in late January and early February when the large influx of tactical units to I CTZ made it apparent that the Da Nang Sub-Area Command 80th General Support Group and USASUPCOM, QNH would not be able to provide adequate support. During initial planning it became apparent that additional logistical units both operational and command and control were needed to assume the Army logistical responsibilities that had been performed by III MAF and Force Logistical Command FLC. Concurrently, it was recognized that additional port capability in INCTZ would be essential to support the build up of Army Forces. After careful consideration and evaluation of alternatives, a decision was made to activate a support command at Da Nang and to establish a Logistics-Over-the-Shore Operation in the vicinity of Thon My Thuy. Additionally, another Group Headquarters was required and positioned in NICTZ to reduce the geographical span of the 80th GS Gp, which had previously operated throughout ICTZ.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE