I Field Force, Vietnam
|I Field Force, Vietnam|
I Field Force Vietnam shoulder sleeve insignia
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Part of||Military Assistance Command, Vietnam|
|Distinctive Unit Insignia|
I Field Force, Vietnam was a corps-level command of the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Activated on 15 March 1966, it was the successor to Task Force Alpha, a provisional corps command created 1 August 1965 (renamed Field Force Vietnam on 25 September) for temporary control of activities of U.S. Army ground combat units arriving in Vietnam. I Field Force was a component of U.S. Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) and had its headquarters at Nha Trang.
Area of Responsibility and Units Assigned
I Field Force's area of responsibility was II Corps Tactical Zone, later renamed Military Region 2, which comprised the twelve provinces of Vietnam's Central Highlands. Among the divisions and brigades it controlled were:
- 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile)
- 4th Infantry Division
- 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
- 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
- 173rd Airborne Brigade
I Field Force was deactivated on 30 April 1971 during the withdrawal of U.S. ground combat forces from Vietnam, and its assets formed the basis for its successor, the Second Regional Assistance Command (SRAC).
- LTG Stanley R. Larsen March 1966 – July 1967
- LTG William B. Rosson July 1967– February 1968
- LTG William R. Peers March 1968 – March 1969
- LTG Charles A. Corcoran March 1969 – March 1970
- LTG Arthur S. Collins, Jr. March 1970 – January 1971
- MG Charles P. Brown January 1971 – April 1971
- Eckhardt, George. Vietnam Studies: Command and Control. Washington, DC: Department of the Army. pp. 53–54.
- Association of I Field Force, IFFV Commanders