Talk:United Nations Command
This topic was on the list of articles requested for more than a year, but it turns out that no other article had a red link to it. - Dalbury 16:42, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
Shouldn't it be mentioned that the Republic of China (Nationalist China/Taiwan/Formosa) offered troops to the UNC under UNSC resolution 84 but was refused because their presence might have brought Red China (PRC/mainland China) into the conflict? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 07:36, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
Anyone know where there's a definitive list of CINCUNC/USAFFE/USFK/EUSA commanders? I compiled this one from assorted biographical articles, and it was surprisingly difficult to find all these guys. Morinao 17:44, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
|Date||Name||Previous 4-star job||Next 4-star job|
|1||1950 - 1951||GA Douglas MacArthur||CSA, 1930-1935; CG USAFFE, 1941-1942; CINCSWPA/CG USAFFE, 1942-1945; SCAP, 1945-1946; SCAP/CINCFE, 1947-1951||(retired)|
|2||1951 - 1952||GEN Matthew B. Ridgway||(none)||SACEUR/USCINCEUR, 1952-1953; CSA, 1953-1955.|
|3||1952 - 1953||GEN Mark W. Clark||CG 15th Army Group, 1944-1945; U.S. High Commissioner of Austria, 1945-1947; CG 6th Army, 1947-1949; CG AFF, 1949-1952||(retired)|
|4||1953 - 1955||GEN John E. Hull||VCSA, 1951-1953||(retired)|
|5||1955||GEN Maxwell D. Taylor||CG EUSA, 1953-1954; CG USAFFE/CG EUSA, 1954-1955||CSA, 1955-1959; MILREP, 1961-1962; CJCS, 1962-1964.|
|6||1955 - 1957||GEN Lyman L. Lemnitzer||(none)||VCSA, 1957-1959; CSA, 1959-1960; CJCS, 1960-1962; USCINCEUR, 1962; SACEUR/USCINCEUR, 1963-1969.|
|7||1957 - 1959||GEN George H. Decker||DCINCEUR, 1956-1957||VCSA, 1959-1960; CSA, 1960-1962.|
|8||1959 - 1961||GEN Carter B. Magruder||(none)||(retired)|
|9||1961 - 1963||GEN Guy S. Meloy Jr.||(none)||(retired)|
|10||1963 - 1965||GEN Hamilton H. Howze||(none)||(retired)|
|11||1965 - 1966||GEN Dwight E. Beach||(none)||CINCUSARPAC, 1966-1968.|
|12||1966 - 1969||GEN Charles H. Bonesteel III||(none)||(retired)|
|13||1969 - 1972||GEN John H. Michaelis||(none)||(retired)|
|14||1972 - 1973||GEN Donald V. Bennett||(none)||CINCUSARPAC, 1973-1974.|
|15||1973 - 1976||GEN Richard G. Stilwell||(none)||(retired)|
|16||1976 - 1979||GEN John W. Vessey Jr.||(none)||VCSA, 1979-1982; CJCS, 1982-1985.|
|17||1979 - 1982||GEN John A. Wickham Jr.||(none)||VCSA, 1982-1983; CSA, 1983-1987.|
|18||1982 - 1984||GEN Robert W. Sennewald||(none)||CG FORSCOM, 1984-1986.|
|19||1984 - 1987||GEN William J. Livsey||(none)||(retired)|
|20||1987 - 1990||GEN Louis C. Menetrey||(none)||(retired)|
|21||1990 - 1993||GEN Robert W. RisCassi||VCSA, 1989-1990||(retired)|
|22||1993 - 1996||GEN Gary E. Luck||(none)||(retired)|
|23||1996 - 1999||GEN John H. Tilelli Jr.||VCSA, 1994-1995; CG FORSCOM, 1995-1996||(retired)|
|24||1999 - 2002||GEN Thomas A. Schwartz||CG FORSCOM, 1998-1999||(retired)|
|25||2002 - 2006||GEN Leon J. LaPorte||(none)||(retired)|
|26||2006 - present||GEN Burwell B. Bell III||CG USAREUR, 2002-2005|
Combined Forces Command
Currently, searching ROK-US Combined Forces Command redirects to this page on United Nations Command. Although the Commander CFC is dual hatted as the Commander UNC, they have distinctly different roles, authorities and responsibilities. I am sure here is much more to warrant a separate page. Key items of interest:
- Why CFC was established distinct from UNC in 1978.
- Where CFC receives its strategic direction.
- Roles of UNC and CFC in conducting and supporting armistice maintenance.
- Armistice OPCON Transition in 1994.
- Agreement to transition Wartime OPCON transition to ROK JCS by 17 April 2012 and arguments for and against transition.
Additionally, I noted on this page that is lacks much detail:
- The 1950 Busan Letter where Syngman Rhee transfers Operational Command of ROK forces to UNC
- The 1983 UNC Terms Of Reference, an unclassified document that lays out UNC's authorities and responsibilities