Accession Number:

AD0523509

Title:

Senior Officer Debriefing Report: Commander, US Army Support Command, Da Nang, 27 Nov 1970 - 10 Apr 1972

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-10

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

During the authors tenure as Commander of United States Army Support Command, Da Nang, the nature of the logistical support mission shifted from one of pure support and services, under combat conditions, to almost pure retrograde and redeployment under the Keystone program. The height of the support mission occurred during LAM SON 719 when the command had two General Support Groups, a Transportation Group, a major Terminal Command and a Depot operating at maximum effort. From the end of LAM SON forward the retrograde and redeployment mission began to compete with increasing vigor for available resources. Between January 1971 and April 1972, the strength of the command dropped from about 12,000 to under 3,000 with most of those remaining being directly involved with the redeployment program.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE