Accession Number:

ADA371043

Title:

Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Comfort Kits.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

We are providing this audit report for information and use. The audit was performed in response to a June 27, 1995, Inspector General, DoD, Hotline complaint that the Eighth U.S. Army EUSA made unauthorized requisition and supply of semi-perishable brand name items to the Republic of Korea ROK Army. These items were being supplied to ROK Army personnel under the auspices of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army KATUSA Program. The KATUSA Program was established under the provisions of an international agreement the exchange of public letters between the President of the ROK, Syngman Rhee, and the Supreme Commander, United Nations Forces, General Douglas MacArthur, in July 1950. General MacArthur accepted President Rhees delegation of authority and on August 15, 1950, ordered KATUSA soldiers to reinforce U.S. warfighting forces. Since then, KATUSA soldiers have been a vital and integral part of United States Army units stationed in the ROK. The audit objective was to address the concerns involving the supply of semi-perishable brand name items to the ROK Army. We also evaluated EUSA management controls related to the overall KATUSA Program as well as management controls specifically involving the KATUSA Comfort Kits.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE