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Encyclopedia > Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

Active 1962-1973
Country United States
Branch Joint Command
Garrison/HQ Tan Son Nhut Air Base
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Commanders
Notable
commanders
William C. Westmoreland
Creighton Abrams
Frederick C. Weyand

The U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, MACV, (mack vee), was the United States' unified command structure for all of its military forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthem Thanh niên Hành Khúc (Call to the Citizens) Capital Saigon Language(s) Vietnamese Government Republic Last President¹ Duong Van Minh Last Prime minister Vu Van Mau Historical era Cold War  - Regime change June 14, 1955  - Dissolution April 30, 1975 Area  - 1973 173,809 km² 67,108... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Because of the many headquarters units in its locale, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, near Saigon, MACV was called Pentagon East. Tan Son Nhut Air Base is a former United States Air Force base. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ... This article is about the United States military building. ...


The MACV was created on February 8, 1962, in response to the increase in U.S. military assistance to South Vietnam. MACV was first implemented to assist the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Vietnam, controlling every advisory and assistance effort in Vietnam, but was reorganized on May 15, 1964 and absorbed MAAG Vietnam to its command when combat unit deployment became too large for advisory group control. The first commanding general of MACV, General Paul D. Harkins, was also the commander of MAAG Vietnam, and after reorganization was succeeded by General William C. Westmoreland in June, 1964, followed by General Creighton Abrams (July 1968) and General Frederick C. Weyand (June 1972). THe MACV was disbanded on March 29, 1973. is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) is a designation for American military advisors sent to assist in the training of conventional armed forces of Third World countries. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... COMUSMACV was a U.S. military abbreviation during the Second Indochina War (Vietnam War) standing for Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. ... Harkins on May 11, 1962, Time Magazine Cover Paul Donal Harkins (May 15, 1904 - 1984) was Deputy Chief of Staff during World War II to George S Patton Jr. ... William C. Westmoreland (March 26, 1914 – July 18, 2005) was an American General who commanded American military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak from 1964 to 1968 and who served as US Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972. ... Creighton Williams Abrams Jr. ... GEN Frederick C. Weyand Frederick Carlton Weyand was born in Arbuckle, California, on (September 15, 1916). ...


Major component commands of MACV were:

United States Army Vietnam (USARV) was an corps-level support command of the United States Army in the Vietnam War. ... The Seventh Air Force (7 AF) is a Numbered Air Force (NAF) under the Pacific Air Forces major command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force. ... The III Marine Expeditionary Force, is a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of the United States Marine Corps that is forward-deployed and able to deploy rapidly and conduct operations across the spectrum from humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to amphibious assault and high intensity combat. ... I Field Force, Vietnam was a Corps-level command of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. ... II Field Force, Vietnam was a U.S. Army Corps-level command during the Vietnam War. ... For the American Civil War corps, see XXIV Corps (ACW). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also

John Paul Vann (July 2, 1924 – June 9, 1972) was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, later retired, who became well-known for his role in the Vietnam War. ... In the U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, a lieutenant colonel is a commissioned officer superior to a major and inferior to a colonel. ... Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) is a designation for American military advisors sent to assist in the training of conventional armed forces of Third World countries. ... George Smith Patton IV (name later changed to George Smith Patton) (December 24, 1923 in Boston, Massachusetts - June 27, 2004 in South Hamilton, Massachusetts) was a major general in the United States Army and the son of World War II General George Patton. ...

References

  • Stanton, Shelby, Vietnam Order of Battle, ISBN 0-89193-700-5

External links

  • History of MACV

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Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Information (192 words)
The U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, or MACV (phonetically mack vee), was the United States unified command structure for all its military forces in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
MACV was created on February 8, 1962 in response to a substantial increase in U.S. military assistance to South Vietnam.
MACV was first implemented to assist the Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) Vietnam, which controlled all advisory and assistance efforts in Vietnam, but was reorganized on May 15, 1964 and absorbed MAAG Vietnam into its command structure when the deployment of U.S. combat units became too large for an advisory element to control.
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