1st Division (South Vietnam)

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1st Division
ARVN 1st Division SSI.svg
1st Division SSI
Active 1959–75
Country South Vietnam South Vietnam
Branch Flag of the South Vietnamese Army.png Army of the Republic of Vietnam
Role Infantry
Part of I Corps
Garrison/HQ Huế

Vietnam War

Nguyễn Khánh
Tôn Thất Đính
Nguyễn Văn Thiệu
Đỗ Cao Trí
Nguyễn Chánh Thi
Ngô Quang Trưởng
Phạm Văn Phú

The 1st Division of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)—the army of the nation state of South Vietnam that existed from 1955 to 1975—was part of the I Corps that oversaw the northernmost region of South Vietnam, the centre of Vietnam.

The 1st Division was based in Huế, the old imperial city and one of two major cities in the region, which was also the corps headquarters.


  • Tucker, Spencer C. (2000). Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 526–533. ISBN 1-57607-040-9.