MACV Command History. 1964

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Title Pagei
Forewordii
Distribution Listiii
CONTENTS:
Command Summary1
Chapter I - PERSONNEL10
Consolidation of MAAG and MACV10
Buildup14
Personnel Management16
US Personnel Services18
Advisory Effort22
RVNAF Manpower22
RVNAF Personnel Management26
RVNAF Personnel Services28
RVNAF Administration29
Summary30
Footnotes36
Chapter II - INTELLIGENCE39
Reorganization and Buildup39
Advisory Effort - Laying the Groundwork42
Tactical Efforts45
Air Effort46
Summary48
Footnotes50
Chapter III - OPERATIONS52
Organization and Reorganization52
Operational and Pacification Reporting53
Operational Reports54
Pacification Reports55
Force Structure Changes56
US Army Special Forces Buildup56
Retention of the USMC Helicopter Squadron in the RVN58
Buildup of US Army Aviation Units in the RVN58
Subsector Advisory Program59
RVNAF Buildup61
Summary62
Advisory and Combat Support Activities63
Advisory Activities63
Pacification64
Psywar and Military Civic Action69
Programs69
Psywar71
Civic Action78
Air Support Activities80
Rules of Engagement80
VNAF Air Support82
Control of US Air Resources85
Border Control and Surveillance88
Use of Chemicals92
Miscellaneous Projects and Programs96
Security of Critical Installations100
US Unilateral Activities107
Air Reconnaissance107
Gulf of Tonkin109
Air Defense110
Countermortar112
Armed Recce/Strike Operations113
Air Facilities114
Other J3 Actions115
Code of Conduct115
Helicopter Armament115
Buildup115
Training116
Operational Analysis121
The Montagnard Uprising122
Summary124
Footnotes129
Chapter IV - LOGISTICS135
Developing Logistic Systems135
Logistics Planning138
Base Development140
Logistics Movements143
Fuel Requirements145
Logistic Problems146
RVNAF Logistics148
Summary150
Footnotes152
Chapter V - PLANNING155
The US Commitment155
Expanding the Effort157
Refining the Planning Organization158
Countering the DRV160
Escalation161
Southeast Asia Planning165
Summary167
Footnotes170
Chapter VI - COMMUNICATIONS173
Coordination173
Advisory Effort175
Reaching the People176
Strategic Communications177
Tactical Communications178
Summary180
Footnotes181

TABLES
I.MACV Personnel Strength32
II.MACV Award Authority33
III.RVNAF Troop Strength34
IV.Desertion Rates 1962-196435
V.US Aircraft Inventory, End of 1963127
VI.US Aircraft Inventory, End of 1964128
MAPS
I.Commercial Systems - Northern and Southern Toll182
II.RVN Telecommunications System183
III.Wetwash, Backporch, and Crossbow184
ANNEX
A.Special Operations (Published Separately)199
APPENDICES
1MAAG Organization Structure185
2US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (1 January 1964)186
3US Military Assistance Command Vietnam (31 December 1964)187
4Key Personnel Listing188
5Chronology, 1964189
6Glossary194

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