Accession Number : AD0506547

Title :   Lessons Learned, Headquarters, Capital Military Assistance Command.

Descriptive Note : Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Jul 69.

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 18 AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Headquarters, Capital Military Assistance Command (CMAC) directed its effort towards the initial phases of the 'Transition Period' - The complete turnover of responsibility for the defense of Saigon and the Capital Military District to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. An all time high of 137 awards were presented during the reporting period in recognition of the meritorious service rendered by CMAC personnel. Intelligence activities were oriented towards early detection of enemy forces and elimination of their support bases and caches located within the Area of Operation. Extensive offensive operations were conducted to eliminate the enemy and preempt his ground and rocket attack capability against Saigon. The Republic of Vietnam Army Civic Action Program received considerable command emphasis resulting in a marked increase in medcaps and construction projects. At the end of the reporting period, one separate airborne brigade was under the operational control of Commanding General, CMAC.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY OPERATIONS, VIETNAM), COUNTERINSURGENCY, MILITARY ENGINEERING, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, AWARDS, LOGISTICS, ROCKETS, ARTILLERY FIRE (U) CASUALTIES, ENEMY PERSONNEL, SABOTAGE, PROPAGANDA, LAND MINES, MORTAR LOCATOR RADAR, BRIDGES, BINOCULARS, NIGHT VISION, IDENTIFICATION, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), ARMY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE