United States Army Vietnam

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United States Army Republic of Vietnam (USARV) was an corps-level support command of the United States Army in the Vietnam War. USARV was created on 20 July 1965 out of the U.S. Army Support Command, Vietnam.

Long Binh headquarters[edit]

Further information: Long Binh Post

By mid-1967, United States Army, Vietnam (USARV), 1st Logistical Command, and many other Army units dispersed in Saigon were moved to Long Bình ward#Long Binh Post|Long Binh Post]] to resolve centralization, security, and troop billeting issues. Long Binh Post was a sprawling logistics facility and the largest U.S. Army base in Vietnam with over 50,000 women and men.

Function[edit]

USARV controlled the activities of all U.S. Army service and logistical units in South Vietnam until 15 May 1972, when its structure was merged with the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) to become USARV/MACV Support Command, which was disbanded on 28 March 1973 after completion of withdrawal of all combat and support units.

USARV controlled ten major support commands in Vietnam, and also supervised 71 smaller units under the organizational titles "offices", "agencies", "groups", "facilities", "centers", "depots", "teams", "activities", "elements", "companies", and "detachments". Its ten major commands were:

Sources[edit]

  • Stanton, Shelby L. (1987). Vietnam Order of Battle. Galahad Books, New York, New York. ISBN 978-0-671-08159-1.