The 9th Logistical Command history

The 9th Logistical Command (B)


 HQ, 9th Logistical Command (B) May 1962 – 12 June 1970

Camp USARTHAI / Friendship, Korat

 9th Logistical Command (B) was constituted 3 May 1960 in the Regular Army as Headquarter, 9th Logistical Command (B) and was activated 16 May 1960 on Okinawa. It was reorganized and redesignated 15 March 1961 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 9th Logistical Command (B).

The first U.S. troops were deployed to Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai Government in 1962 to build the Bangkok By-Pass Road now nearing completion. The first troops arrived in May 1962.

More units of the 9th Logistical Command were sent to Thailand early in 1962 to support SEATO Exercise Air Cobra.

Soon thereafter the deteriorating situation in Southeast Asia resulted in the formation of JTF 116 in Thailand in May at the request of the Royal Thai Government.

9th Log Comd elements remained and those troops still on Okinawa were sent to Thailand. The command became the logistical support element for the Task Force and came under its operational control.

With the deactivation of the JTF in December 1962, the 9th Log Comd remained in Thailand. Its mission became that of storing and maintaining prepositioned stocks, the conducting of a large scale people-to-people civic action program, maintaining an in-country communications base, improving the logistical base, and providing the nucleus of support troops deployed to Thailand. This mission continues today.

 Crisis in Laos 1962

SEATO EXERCISE AIR COBRA (April 23-27, 1962)

In March 1962, Detachment 1, 9th Logistical Command (B) deployed a logistical support package of 200 soldiers to Camp Suranari, Thailand to feed and supply 3,000 American fighting men (Army) of the 1st Battle Group, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division out of Hawaii during SEATO Exercise Air Cobra.

 JOINT TASK FORCE 116 (May – December 1962)

As hostilities in Laos increased and tensions rose Joint Task Force 116 (JTF 116) was formed in Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai Government and the US began moving 1,800 (marines) from the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division out of Okinawa to Udorn, Thailand and along the Laotian border region as a show of force. Demonstrating that US combat troops were prepared should the fighting spill over onto Thai soil. Detachment 1, 9th Logical Command (B) went under the command of Joint Task Force 116 and later deployed additional logistical troops from Okinawa. With the signing of a ceasefire agreement, Joint Task Force 116 was deactivated and withdrawn from Thailand in December 1962.

 Camp USARTHAI 1962

HHD, 9th Logistical Command (B) remained at Camp Suranari (later renaming it Camp USARTHAI) near the rail head in Korat, until construction (May 1962 – January 1963) of nearby Camp Friendship was completed.

 Over the course of 8 years the 9th Logistical Command (B) operated the U.S. Army Depot, Thailand, with storage locations in Korat and Sattahip, ammunition and general cargo terminals in Sattahip and became the logistical management organization of United States Army Support Thailand (USARSUPTHAI), with three (3) subordinate battalions:

The 7th Maintenance Battalion (15 July 1965 – 25 June 1971) headquartered in Korat was the first to assume the logistical mission and begin training Royal Thai Army students.

The 558th Supply and Service Battalion (17 March 1968 – 1 July 1969) Augmentation arrived and was located with Task Force Kanchanaburi.

The 501st Field Depot (18 March 1967 – 20 December 1968) located in Korat assuming the logistical mission from the 7th first at Camp Friendship, Korat and then shifted to Sattahip.

 The 7th Maintenance Battalion continued to have the responsibility for providing repair parts supply support for army units in Thailand.

Camp Friendship 1965

 7th Maintenance Battalion

15 July 1965 – 25 June 1971


On 15 July 1965, HQ, 7th Maintenance Battalion (Direct Support) was activated at Camp USARTHAI, Korat in Thailand, assigned to the 9th Logistical Command (B) and acquired the following assigned units:

Headquarters, 7th Maintenance Battalion (Direct Support) (15 July 1965 – 25 June 1971) reorganized as Headquarters & Main Support Company 1 September 1966 (COSTAR)

57th Light Maintenance Company (1 April 1963 – 20 February 1971) - Korat

331st Supply Company (Repair Parts) (General Support) (15 July 1965 – 1 April 1967) - Korat

558th Supply Company (General Support) (15 July 1965 – 1 April 1967)

590th Supply & Service Company (Direct Support) (30 September 1963 – 1 April 1967) – Korat


1 – Providing direct support maintenance of Engineer, Ordnance, and Quartermaster material for supported units.

2 – Providing Class I through V supply support to supported units.

3 – Providing storage and in-storage maintenance for various project stocks.

4 – Providing Engineer R & U support for U.S. Army units and activities in the Korat area, such support including new construction, alteration, maintenance of facilities, and production and distribution of utilities.

5 – Providing miscellaneous services.

 Camp Friendship

The 7th Maintenance Battalion began operating the 45 acre Korat Army Depot Complex where prepositioned stocks were stored and maintained; and the adjacent 64,000 sq. ft. Ammo Supply Point’s (ASP), while providing direct and limited general support maintenance and on-the-job-training (OJT) to selected soldiers of the Royal Thai Army, with training being conducted at Camp Friendship, Korat.

 Upon arrival in Thailand the following units were assigned to the 7th:


597th Light Maintenance Company (9 May 1966 – 1 September 1966) – Korat

41st Ordnance Company (DAS) (6 March 1966 – 1 September 1966) – Korat, supporting Project 3-64

*DAS (EB) Team to 538th Eng Bn (1 September 1966

*DAS (EB) Team to 809th Eng Bn (1 September 1966

 528th Engineer Detachment (Utility) (August 1966 – 31 July 1967) – Korat

*282nd Engineer Detachment (Water Purification) (28 April 1967 – 31 July 1967) – Korat

 270th Transportation Detachment (ACFR) (September 1966) (69-71)? – Korat

851st Signal Detachment (Avionics) (30 November 1966) – Korat

608th Quartermaster Detachment (Supply) (30 November 1966 – 1 April 1967) – Sattahip


511th Supply Company (General Support) (5 January 1967 – 1 April 1967) – Korat

562nd Maintenance Company (LT) (DS) (12 January 1967 – 25 June 1971) – Sattahip

4th Quartermaster Detachment (Parachute Repair) (– 1 April 1967) – Korat

270th Ordnance Detachment (Ammunition Supply) (– 1 April 1967)

515th Quartermaster Detachment (Refrigerator Repair) (– 1 April 1967)

559th Heavy Material Supply Company (559th Ord Co) (PARK)

 Camp Samae San


The Sattahip Army Depot Complex once completed encompassed the deep water ports of Camp Samae San, Camp Vayama, the Vayama ASP area and Camp Charn Sinthope nearby at Phanom Sarakham. This would allow ammunition, cargo and fuel to be received and processed before being shipped and stored at US military units at bases throughout northern Thailand.

 Effective 1 September 1966, the 7th Maintenance Battalion reorganized under the COSTAR concept, providing greater flexibility in the accomplishment of the battalion’s maintenance support mission.

 Additional improvements will be realized with the arrival of the 501st Field Depot as the Supply and Support functions will be tasked to the 501st Field Depot and maintenance responsibilities remaining with the 7th Maintenance Battalion.

 On 12 September 1966, the 596th Quartermaster Company (Fuels) assumed mission of stock control for ground fuels – Tank Farm, Sattahip.

 Royal Thai Army Support

RTAVF Training Area

RTA On the Job Training (OJT) Program

 November 1966 -

4 November 1966, the first Royal Thai Army cycle of 68 students graduated “On-the-Job-Training” (OJT) of 24 MOS areas (concentrating on maintenance) in a ceremony at Camp Friendship, Korat. Certificates were presented by General Stilwell, COMUSMACHTHAI and General Dongcherm, CG 2nd RTA. On 6 December 1966, the next RTA OJT cycle began and the number of RTA/OJT students on hand approximates to 55 at any one time. As of 30 April 1967, a total of 233 students have successfully completed training in 18 MOS’s. Student input was reduced by the Royal Thai Army due to a shortage of TDY funds to local RTA units.

 Royal Thai Volunteer Regiment (RTVR)

RTA Specialist Training Program (STP)

The Specialist Training Program, Royal Thai Volunteer Regiment (RTVR) from 10 – 21 April 1967 had a total of 96 personnel complete the courses in supply, maintenance, mess operations and driver training, ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks with RTA systems and equipment and those utilized by the U.S. Army.

 The Royal Thai Army’s On the Job Training Program did not detract from the operational mission of the units performing the training; however the specialist training program of the Royal Thai Volunteer Regiment did detract from the operational missions of the 9th Logistical Command. This handicap was overcome by the units concerned working extra hours after the completion of the training. This indicates that this command has no sustained training capability for Thai military personnel beyond the OJT level with a limited student input. On 2 October 1967, fifty-eight Royal Thai personnel began training. This increase in the number of students was due to the start of the new Thai fiscal year (1 Oct 67). A shortage of funds had drastically reduced the input of trainees during the months of August and September.

 Task Force Kanchanaburi

28 May 1967 – 1 July 1969

Support to the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment (RTAVR)

This command was tasked with providing maintenance and supply support to the Royal Thailand Volunteer Regiment (RTAVR) during training in preparation for deployment to the Republic of Vietnam by U.S. Army Support Thailand, Assuming that this organization and its subsequent deployment had political as well as military implications, it was decided to provide maximum support within the limits of this command's capability. A composite maintenance and supply detachment was organized and deployed to the training site on 28 May 1967. The 9th Logistical Command has been heavily committed for support to the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force (RTAVF). This commitment consisted of specialist training for the RTAVF in the Supply and Maintenance fields and logistical support of all training. In addition, this commitment included post, camp and station responsibilities for approximately 1000 US personnel supporting the RTAVF at Kanchanaburi, Thailand.


501st Field Depot Arrived

On 8 February 1967, the advance party, 501st Field Depot arrived in Thailand, followed by the main body of HQ, 501st Field Depot (18 March 1967 – 20 December 1968) was stationed at Camp Friendship on 18 March 1967 becoming the operational supply organization assuming the wholesale supply support responsibility formerly held by the 7th Maintenance Battalion and the 499th Transportation Battalion at Camp Vayama.


On 11 November 1966, USARSUPTHAI Arrived in Thailand, on11 December 1966, BG Edwin F. Black assumed command of USARSUPTHAI and effective 1 January 1967, CG, USARSUPTHAI assumes command/control of all US Army units in Thailand.

 As a result of the 9th Logistical Command reorganization on 1 January 1967, the command is now oriented toward transportation, maintenance and supply operations. The engineer, medical and intelligence function have been assumed by USARSUPTHAI.


1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968


9th Logistical Command Reorganization

1 April 1967

On 1 April 1967 the 9th Logistical Command underwent a significant reorganization resulting in the following units being relieved from the 7th Maintenance Battalion and assigned to the 501st Field Depot by General Order 30, Headquarters, 9th Logistical Command, dated 29 March 1967:

(a) 331st Supply Company (Repair Parts, General Support) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(b) 511th Supply Company (General Support) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(c) 558th Supply Company (General Support) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(d) 590th Supply and Service Company (Direct Support) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(e) 4th Quartermaster Detachment (Parachute Repair) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(f) 270th Ordnance Detachment (Ammunition Supply) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(g) 515th Quartermaster Detachment (Refrigerator Repair) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Korat

(h) 608th Quartermaster Detachment Supply (Supply) (1 April 1967 – 20 December 1968) – Sattahip

 9th Logistical Command / 501st Field Depot

Organizational planning was completed and a new staff structure for Headquarters, 9th Logistical Command and Headquarters, 501st Field Depot was proposed. Modified tables of organization and equipment requesting reorganization of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 9th Logistical Command, under TOE 54-22T and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st Field Depot under TOE 29-5121 were submitted. The proposed reorganization achieves the objectives of providing a logistical headquarters capable of command and control over currently assigned units. The major subordinate logistical organizations comprise a total strength of approximately '3200 troops*

 This reorganization will retain both a logistical headquarters located at Korat and a depot headquarters to be located at Sattahip. This separation of logistical, headquarters provides the minimal effective command and control of subordinate logistical units operating throughout Thailand, It also provides for responsive direct support of current operations as well as contingency operations. The retention of a scaled-down depot organization at Sattahip provides an acceptable nucleus for expansion of a general support base.

 The retention of a logistical headquarters at Korat provides a capability for rapid expansion with additional direct support and other logistical units oriented to the support of units moving to the Northeast. The relative staffing of the two headquarters is based on the premise that Headquarters, 501st Field Depot, will be the operating supply organization, while the logistical headquarters will provide staff supervision, current policy guidance, and short, range logistical planning for maintenance, transportation, and installation functions in addition to supply.

 New Unit Arrival

The 59th Data Processing Detachment arrived in Thailand on 26 August 1967 and was assigned to the 501st Field Depot, now located at Camp Friendship and will deploy to the depot complex at Sattahip with the 501st when the warehouses and facilities for the Depot have been completed.

 The Sattahip Shift

Plans for moving the bulk of 9th Logistical Command supply activities from Korat to Sattahip were finalized during the quarter. The Sattahip shift will begin during January 1968 when the new depot complex and cantonment area were scheduled to be opened. The new deep water port began operations on 18 August 1967 with the opening of the first of four berths. All berths are scheduled to be operating in January 1968.

 Support to the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Forces (RTAVF)

RTAVF Training Area

In December 1967, the United States Army Support, Thailand was tasked with the mission of developing a training area in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, and to provide certain technical and support facilities for Royal Thai Army Volunteer Forces scheduled for deployment to Vietnam. With the sudden influx of US Military personnel into an area not previously occupied by such troops, an immediate problem of providing counterintelligence support and services to the post camp and station complex was readily apparent. Additionally, is could be expected that the newly developed training area, with its Thai and US Military Personnel could also be a target for hostile intelligence. Requirement to provide counter-intelligence services was put into the overall program requirements for the new area. This resulted in the timely deployment of intelligence personnel into the area and a resident office was established in March 1968, approximately one month ahead of schedule.


9th Logistical Command (B) Reorganization

Reorganize the 9th Logistical Command into a TDA organization with a Directorate staff, absorbing the activities of the 501st Field Depot, to become the direct operator of the wholesale supply system, terminal functions, line haul transportation activities and maintenance functions. The 9th Logistical Command is to be phased to Sattahip as facilities become available.

 In January 1968, a major portion of the 561st Engineer Company was diverted to Kanchanaburi in order to expedite construction of facilities for the RTAVF with an expected completion date of June 1968.

 One of the most challenging aspects of the USARSUPTHAI mission to support the RTAVF had to do with the construction of the training complex for the Royal Thai Army at Kanchanaburi. USARSUPTHAI was responsible for the entire project which included a US cantonment or enclave within the Thai Division complex (Incl 3). Much of the construction was done on a contract basis but US Army Engineers constructed the ammo storage area, interior roads, firing ranges, an airstrip, and most important, the US cantonment area.

 Cooks Mobile Training Team (USARHAW)

11 January 1968 – 17 April 1968

A Cooks Mobile Training Team from USARHAW arrived at Camp Friendship on 11 January 1968 and departed on 17 April 1968 after updating the RTAVF Cadre on the use and maintenance of U.S. Army Field Equipment, M-1937 Field Range and immersion heater, accessory outfits, selection of field mess sites and employment of the M-1948 Kitchen Tent. Additions to the Program of Instruction (POI) were: U.S. Army Field Mess Requesting and Accounting Procedures; Nutrition and Menu Planning; Food Preservation and Storage, and Field Sanitation.

 Then the CMTT went to train the mess personnel at the RTA Quartermaster School in Bangkok.

 RTAVF On-the-Job-Training Program (RTA) Continues

One hundred and forty-six (146) trainees completed training in seventeen (17) courses:

Field Radio Repairman (12 weeks), Canvas & Leather Repairman (4 weeks), Metal Body Repairman (8 weeks), Welder (6 weeks), Allied Trades (12 weeks), Small Arms Repairman (2 weeks), Artillery Mechanic (12 weeks), Turret Repairman (4 weeks), Ammunition Storage (4 weeks), General Warehouseman (6 weeks), Subsistence Storage Specialist (8 weeks), Petroleum Storage Specialist (8 weeks), Wheel Vehicle Mechanic (8 weeks), Motor Officer (8 weeks), Motor Sergeant (8 weeks), General Supply Clerk (6 weeks)and Typewriter Repairman (8 weeks).

 Logistical Support Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force (RTAVF)

The 519th Transportation Battalion devoted mission resources in support of the RTAVF, primarily at Kanchanaburi; delivery of vehicles and supplies to the RTAVF: and support of U.S. Army thirty (30) man Mobile Training Team. The 313th Transportation Company (Medium Truck Reefer) had the task of providing fresh food to the U.S. Forces stationed at Kanchanaburi. The 519th Battalion also provided transportation support to the RTAVF in the form of supply deliveries and drive-aways.

 Drivers Mobile Training Team USARYIS

Drivers Mobile Training Team from USARYIS arrived 7 January 1968 to 20 April 1968 to conduct the RTAVF cadre training on nomenclature, characteristics, driving and operation of the U.S. M-Series Wheeled Vehicles.

 The Mobile Training Team was divided into six (6) training groups to assist the RTAVF Cadre to instruct drivers:

RTA Quartermaster School, Bangkok

RTA Ordnance Tire Repair Co, Ayutthaya

RTAVF Engineer Battalion, Ratburi

RTA Infantry Center, Pranburi

RTA Artillery Center, Koke Kathiem

RTA Transportation Corps, Kanchanaburi

 New Unit Arrivals

17 March 1968, HHC, 558th Supply & Service Bn (16 March 1968 – 2 May 1969) arrived in Thailand to the Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force (RTAVF) training at Camp Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The following units were assigned to the 558th Battalion:

558th Supply & Service Battalion, HHC (16 March 1967 – 2 May 1969) – Kanchanaburi

556th Light Maintenance Company (6 February 1968 – 5 July 1969) – Kanchanaburi

305th Supply and Service Company (DS) (12 March 1968 – 15 April 1969) – Kanchanaburi

365th Transportation Detachment (Aircraft Repair) (13 March 1968 – 1 May 1969) – Kanchanaburi

29th Signal Detachment (Radio Repair) (16 March 1968 – 1 May 1969) – Kanchanaburi

 New Unit Arrivals

144th EB Team arrived in Thailand on 20 March 1968, assigned on 2 April 1968 to the 7th Maintenance Battalion – Korat.

145th EB Team arrived in Thailand on 20 March 1968, assigned on 2 April 1968 to the 7th Maintenance Battalion – Korat.

 Unit Inactivations

20 December 1968, HHC, 501st Field Depot and assigned units were inactivated in Thailand.

4th Quartermaster Detachment (Parachute Repair) (– 20 December 1968)

270th Ordnance Detachment (Ammunition Supply) (– 20 December 1968)

331st Supply Company (Repair Parts, General Support) (15 July 1965 – 20 December 1968)

511th Supply Company (General Support) (5 January 1967 – 20 December 1968)

515th Quartermaster Detachment (Refrigerator Repair) (– 20 December 1968)

558th Supply and Service Company (General Support) (15 July 1965 – 20 December 1968)

590th Supply and Service Company (Direct Support) (30 September 1963 – 20 December 1968)

608th Quartermaster Detachment Supply (Supply) (– 20 December 1968)


On 10 March 1969, reorganized Augmentation, 7th Maintenance Battalion's Mission consists of:

(1) Advising and representing the contracting officer representative of all matter related to general support maintenance contracts.

(2) Supervision and control of the contractor policies and procedures in order to minimize expenses and insure responsiveness to government requirements and policies.

(3) Analyze current and future requirements scheduled or projected for inclusion in the scope of the administered contract and prepare forecasts of funding manpower, equipment and supplies required to support new requirements.

 In the 7th Maintenance Battalion training was conducted in maintenance and repair parts management at both organizational and direct support levels. Training for both U.S. Army and Thai personnel includes instruction on preventive maintenance procedures, trouble shooting, fuel and air systems, and repair of multifuel engines, Army equipment records systems and PLL management. Intensified management training of officer and senior NCOs throughout the logistical system continues to increase the organic capabilities of the Maintenance Battalion and 9th Logistical Command.

 A copy of "Instructions for Royal Thai Army OJT Students" translated into Thai is being given to all OJT students when they sign in at the 7th Maintenance Battalion Operations Office.

 A copy of "Instructions for Royal Thai Army OJT Students" English version was given to all personnel who deal with these students in the shop areas.

 A two hour block of instruction for Officers, Warrant Officers, and NCOs was scheduled for 8 May 1969 from 1830 hrs to 2030 hrs on the RTA OJT program. This was intended to aid the instructor personnel by providing discussion and lecture period concerning RTA OJT program problem areas.

 The 7th Maintenance Battalion’s operations office was in direct coordination with the 2nd Thai Army, through M/SGT Sawars Varaisri, 2nd Thai Army’s RTA OJT coordinator.

 Unit deactivation

The 305th Supply and Service Company (DS) (12 March 1968 – 15 April 1969) was deactivated in Kanchanaburi.

 The RTA Overseas Replacement Training Center (ORTC)

On 5 May 1969, the ORTC took over the mission of the 558th Supply and Service Battalion at Camp Kanchanaburi to provide On the Job Training (OJT) for selected the RTA ORTC personnel in the field of POL Operations and Supply Control and the issuance of training equipment to the 3rd Increment of the ORT and the issue of garrison equipment to ORTC. Emphasis was placed during the quarter on planning for the phase out of the 558th Battalion. In April a master plan was compiled, covering the last sixty days of the phase out. This plan covers all U.S. Army elements located at Camp Kanchanaburi.

 Unit Inactivation

HHC, 558th Supply and Service Battalion (16 Mar 1968 – 5 May 1969) Augmentation and all assigned units were inactivated on 5 May 1969.

 30 April 1969

The 9th Logistical Command operates the U.S. Army Depot, Thailand with storage locations in Korat and Sattahip, ammunition and general cargo water terminals in Sattahip, provides transportation movement control and line haul transportation throughout Thailand, and provides direct and limited general support maintenance. The 9th Logistical Command continued to provide on the-job-training (OJT) to selected soldiers of the Royal Thai Army with training conducted at both Sattahip and Korat locations.

 9th Logistical Command Directorate for Supply

Locator Survey

The most important single accomplishment for this Directorate was the completion of the Locator Survey and the initiation of a 100% depot inventory at both storage sites, Korat and Sattahip. The inventory was completed in late April 1969. The results of the survey and the inventory will provide an accurate data base essential for the successful conversion to USARPAC Standard Supply System (3-S Thai).

 In conjunction with the depot-wide inventory, a hold was placed on the manual excess retrograde program. No A1A directives for shipment were cut during the period. With the results of the inventory, the manual excess retrograde program will be a much more meaningful, systematic program with a definable end-product: improved depot supply performance.

 Although not a formal program, the Directorate for Supply - initiated project "Thai Down", similar in concept to the Vietnam Project STOP/SEE, continued to enhance depot supply performance during the period. Thai Down, as a self-contained program (not having received formal AEC approval) has favorably improved the Directorate for Supply's short tens received to shipped ratio. This ratio is holding at approximately 1: 1.35. The ratio should increase steadily for the next ten months to a year until excess stocks are either issued or retrograded. After this period, an average ratio of 1:1 will be the desired standard and goal.

 The IBM 360/50 Computer was released to 9th Logistical Command on 10 February 1969. The machine is currently undergoing a 30 day/100 hour performance test prior to its being accepted by the command. During a 30 day period, the machine must render 100 hours of productive time. Because of persistent power difficulties, a thirty day delay was immediately requested on this test.

 A major shift of personnel within this Directorate took place in March 1969. The Directorate's Office moved from Korat to Camp Samae San. The Property Book Office remains in Korat and will move down in June.

 Observation: Due to the current split - locations of divisions of the Director for Supply as a result of the Sattahip Shift, rather unique problem areas have experienced in obtaining, retaining and slotting personnel.

 Evaluation: For the next 8 - 10 months, while Storage Division is in the process of attrition of stocks, there will be a requirement for dual slotting, that is, two men for selected TDA slots. This is caused by the requirement for staffing in both the Sattahip and Korat areas.

 Recommendation: Personnel slotting and utilization must be tightly controlled. Rotation dates of personnel must be closely observed in order to insure optimum overlap for on-the-Job training purposes. There will be difficulties in obtaining sufficient personnel to fill slots in Korat and Sattahip; therefore, vigorous manpower utilization control must be established to insure depot effectiveness.

 On 15 May 1969, the USARPAC 3S System was implemented utilizing the new 360/50 Computer.

Preparation for implementation was performed under contractual arrangement, by personnel of the Computer Sciences Corporation. Actual computer operations, after implementation, were assumed by military personnel with contractor personnel available for consultation and guidance. Because the USARPAC 3S System is a sophisticated supply system, its programs closely interrelated, and the computer utilized an expensive and highly complicated third generation configuration, the expertise of the operating personnel becomes critical.


On 12 June 1970, 9th Logistical Command (B) was inactivated at Camp Samae San, Sattahip.


On 25 June 1971, HQ, 7th Maintenance Battalion (DS) was inactivated at Camp Friendship, Korat.


On 1 July 1974, USARSUPTHAI was inactivated at Camp Samae San, Sattahip.


All US forces were to be withdrawn by the deadline of 31 March 1976.