Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Army Staff


(Record Group 319)
1903-96 (bulk 1948-78)

Overview of Records Locations

Table of Contents

  • 319.1 Administrative History
  • 319.2 Records of the Immediate Office of the Chief of Staff (OCS) 1944-96
    • 319.2.1 Correspondence
    • 319.2.2 Records of the Deputy Secretary of the General Staff (Staff Services)
    • 319.2.3 Records of the Deputy Secretary of the General Staff (Coordination and Reports)
    • 319.2.4 Records of the Director of Army Programs
    • 319.2.5 Other records
  • 319.3 Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison 1942-54
    • 319.3.1 Records of the immediate Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison (OCLL)
    • 319.3.2 Records of the Congressional Investigations Division
    • 319.3.3 Records of the Liaison Division
    • 319.3.4 Records of the Legislative Division
  • 319.4 Records of the Office of the Chief of Information (OCI) 1940-66
    • 319.4.1 General correspondence
    • 319.4.2 Other general records
    • 319.4.3 Records of the Public Information Division
    • 319.4.4 Records of the Troop Information Division
    • 319.4.5 Records of other component organizations
  • 319.5 Records of the Office of the Chief of Civil Affairs 1946-65
  • 319.6 Records of the Office of the Director of the Women's Army Corps 1946-50
  • 319.7 Records of the Office of the Comptroller of the Army 1942-74
    • 319.7.1 Records of the immediate Office of the Comptroller of the Army
    • 319.7.2 Records relating to activities involving foreign countries
    • 319.7.3 Budget and accounting records
    • 319.7.4 Records relating to management
    • 319.7.5 Records relating to statistical collection and analysis
    • 319.7.6 Records of field offices
    • 319.7.7 Records of the U.S. Army Audit Agency
  • 319.8 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel 1948-54
  • 319.9 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Operations 1943-58
  • 319.10 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics 1922-73
    • 319.10.1 General records
    • 319.10.2 Records of the Research and Development Division
    • 319.10.3 Records of the Foreign Military Aid Branch of the Supply Division
    • 319.10.4 Other records
  • 319.11 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel 1967-86
  • 319.12 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (OACSI) 1918-78 (bulk 1937-65)
    • 319.12.1 General correspondence
    • 319.12.2 Other general records
    • 319.12.3 Records of the Collections and Dissemination Division
  • 319.13 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations 1942-74 (bulk 1942-74)
  • 319.14 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development 1963-74
  • 319.15 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (ODCSL) 1948-64
  • 319.16 Records of the Office of Reserve Components 1956-63
  • 319.17 Records of the Office of the Chief of Research and Development (OCRD) 1943-70
    • 319.17.1 Security-classified general records
    • 319.17.2 Security-classified records of component organizations of the Directorate of Special Weapons
    • 319.17.3 Security-classified records of component organizations of the Directorate of Army Research
    • 319.17.4 Security-classified records of component organizations of the Directorate of Development
    • 319.17.5 Security-classified records of component organizations of the Directorate of Plans and Management
  • 319.18 Records of the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve 1922-64
  • 319.19 Records of the Office of the Chief of Special Warfare 1951-58
  • 319.20 Records of the United States Army Center of Military History 1920-92
    • 319.20.1 Central administrative records
    • 319.20.2 General records of the Historical Services Division and its predecessor, the General Reference Branch
    • 319.20.3 Records of the Historical Services Division relating to army organization and operations (1918-65)
    • 319.20.4 Records of the Historical Services Division relating to army organization and operations (1965-74)
    • 319.20.5 Records of the Histories Division
    • 319.20.6 Records of the Medical History Division and its predecessor, the Historical Unit of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army)
    • 319.20.7 Records of the Graphics Branch of the Production Services Division
    • 319.20.8 Records of the Foreign Military Studies (FMS) Program and related records (reallocated to RG 549)
  • 319.21 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence Command 1917-73
  • 319.22 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command 1936-76
  • 319.23 Records of Intelligence Field Organizations 1947-65
  • 319.24 Records of Schools 1926-65
    • 319.24.1 Records of the U.S. Army Information School
    • 319.24.2 Records of the U.S. Army War College
    • 319.24.3 Records of the U.S. Army Finance School
    • 319.24.4 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence School
    • 319.24.5 Records of the Defense Language Institute
  • 319.25 Records of Boards and Committees 1942-72
    • 319.25.1 Records of the General Staff Council and its predecessors
    • 319.25.2 Records of the Budget Advisory Committee
    • 319.25.3 Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) Task Force
    • 319.25.4 Records of other boards and committees
  • 319.26 Cartographic Records (General) 1923-55
  • 319.27 Motion Pictures (General) 1959, 1968
  • 319.28 Sound Recordings (General) 1969
  • 319.29 Still Pictures (General) 1903-66 (bulk 1940-66)

319.1 Administrative History

Established: In the Department of the Army by the Army Organization Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 263), June 28, 1950, as the collective name for all organizations responsible to the Chief of Staff, United States Army. Confirmed by General Order 97, Department of the Army, November 13, 1951.

Predecessor Agencies:

In the War Department:

  • Headquarters of the Army (1821-1903)
  • Provisional General Staff (1903)
  • War Department General Staff (WDGS, 1903-47)
  • War Department Special Staff (WDSS, 1942-47)
  • Administrative Services, Services of Supply (SOS, 1942-43)
  • Administrative Services, Army Service Forces (ASF, 1943-46)
  • Administrative Staffs, Administrative Services (1946-47)
  • Operating Divisions, SOS (1942)
  • Supply Services, SOS (1942-43)
  • Supply Services, ASF (1943)
  • Technical Services, ASF (1943-46)
  • Technical Staffs, Technical Services (1946-47)
In the Department of the Army:
  • General Staff, United States Army (1947-50)
  • Special Staff, United States Army (1947-50)
  • Administrative Staffs (1947-50)
  • Technical Staffs (1947-50)

Functions: Provides advice to the Secretary, Under Secretary, and Assistant Secretaries of the Army. Supervises the planning, execution, and review of all army programs, including organization, operations, supply, equipment, recruitment, training, mobilization, and demobilization. Investigates and reports on the efficiency and preparedness of the army.

Finding Aids: Helene L. Bowen, Mary Joe Head, Jessie T. Midkiff, and Olive K. Liebman, comps., "Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Army Staff," NM 3 (1962); supplement in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Security-Classified Records: This record group may include material that is security-classified.

Related Records:
Record copies of publications of the Army Staff in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.
Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs, RG 165.
Records of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, RG 218.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, RG 330.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army, RG 335.

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319.2 Records of the Immediate Office of the Chief of Staff (OCS)
1944-96

History: Headquarters of the Army, constituting the centralized staff functions vested in the personal staff of the Commanding General of the Army, established by an act of March 2, 1821 (3 Stat. 615). War Department General Staff (WDGS), headed by a Chief of Staff, to supersede the Headquarters of the Army, established effective August 15, 1903, by General Order 15, Headquarters of the Army, February 18, 1903, confirming provisions of an act reorganizing the army (32 Stat. 830), February 14, 1903. An interim Provisional General Staff developed a permanent organization for, and assigned duties to, the WDGS and its divisions. Statement of permanent organization and functions promulgated as General Order 120, Headquarters of the Army, August 14, 1903.

Services of Supply (SOS) established in the War Department, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942, implementing the reorganization of the army mandated by EO 9082, February 28, 1942, with responsibility for administering the War Department technical and supply arms (headed by Surgeon General, Chief of Engineers, Chief Signal Officer, Quartermaster General, Chief of Ordnance, and Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service), collectively designated Operating Divisions; War Department administrative services (headed by Chief of Finance, Judge Advocate General, Adjutant General, Provost Marshal General, Chief of Special Services, and Chief of Chaplains), collectively designated Administrative Services; and War Department Special Staff (WDSS), a collective designation initially applied by Circular 59 to disparate organizations performing specialized functions for the Chief of Staff. Operating Divisions redesignated Supply Services by General Order 4, SOS, April 9, 1942.

SOS redesignated Army Service Forces (ASF) by General Order 14, War Department, March 12, 1943. Supply Services redesignated Technical Services, by Circular 30, ASF, May 15, 1943. Technical Services, Administrative Services, and WDSS made directly responsible to Chief of Staff upon abolition of ASF, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946, implementing EO 9722, May 13, 1946. By same circular, headquarters offices of Technical Services were designated Technical Staffs; headquarters offices of Administrative Services were designated Administrative Staffs; and Finance Department was designated a Technical Service, but with Office of the Chief of Finance designated a Technical Staff.

In implementation of the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 495), July 26, 1947, abolishing the War Department and establishing the Department of the Army in the National Military Establishment, Circular 225, War Department, August 16, 1947, redesignated WDGS as General Staff, United States Army, and WDSS as Special Staff, United States Army. Redesignations confirmed and made immediately effective by Circular 1, Department of the Army, September 18, 1947. National Military Establishment redesignated Department of Defense (DOD) by the National Security Act Amendments of 1949 (63 Stat. 579), August 10, 1949. The term "Army Staff" was adopted as the collective designation for the General Staff, Special Staff, Administrative Staffs, and Technical Staffs, 1950. See 319.1.

Technical Staffs abolished, with exception of Office of the Surgeon General and Office of the Chief of Engineers, by DOD Reorganization Order, February 10, 1962, under authority of section 3(a) of the DOD Reorganization Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 514), August 6, 1958, as confirmed by General Order 8, Department of the Army, February 15, 1962. Administrative Staffs and remaining Technical Staffs redesignated Special Staff organizations by Army Regulation 10-5, Department of the Army, January 2, 1963.

Note: Records of the organizations that comprised the Administrative and Technical Staffs and Services are in other record groups. See RG 77, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers; RG 92, Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; RG 111, Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer; RG 112, Records of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army); RG 153, Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army); RG 156, Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance; RG 175, Records of the Chemical Warfare Service; RG 203, Records of the Office of the Chief of Finance (Army); RG 247, Records of the Office of the Chief of Chaplains; RG 389, Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, 1941- ; and RG 407, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- . Records of the Office of the Chief of Special Services are divided among RG 160, Records of Headquarters Army Service Forces (see 160.4.4); RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs (see 165.14, which includes an administrative history); and RG 407, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- (see 407.6.2).

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319.2.1 Correspondence

Textual Records: Security-classified and formerly security- classified decimal correspondence, 1948-75, with indexes, 1948- 62, cross reference sheets, 1963-64, and a security-classified register of top secret documents, 1951-62. Top secret correspondence and other records, 1963-74. Reading file of the Chief of Staff of the Army (General Harold K. Johnson's 'C' [correspondence] file), 1994-96.

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319.2.2 Records of the Deputy Secretary of the General Staff (Staff Services)

Textual Records: Records relating to Army commanders' conference, 1960-67. Records relating to the Secretary of the Army's program for command supervision of readiness, 1965-69. Records relating to information briefings, 1961-67. Records relating to the mobilization of U.S. Army Forces (Vietnam Actions), 1965. Records relating to presentations of the medal of honor, 1964-66. Records of the Staff Management Division, consisting of publications background files, 1963-74; and Chief of Staff regulations, 1954-72.

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319.2.3 Records of the Deputy Secretary of the General Staff (Coordination and Reports)

Textual Records: Transcripts of Congressional hearings, 1958-62. Army build-up progress reports, 1965-69. Publication "Army Activity Reports," 1969. Records relating to the "Flagpole" reporting System, 1965-69. Records relating to the quarterly statistical display for the Chief of Staff, 1967-69.

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319.2.4 Records of the Director of Army Programs

Textual Records: Program administration files, 1962-63. Department of the Army program and budget guidance files, 1963-65. Program summaries, 1965. Materiel annexes, 1962-65. Construction annexes, 1963-65. Installations annex, 1963-65. Force basis annexes, 1964. Memorandums of the Secretary of the Program Advisory Committee, 1956- 64. Memorandums for the record of the Secretary of the Program Advisory Committee, 1957-61. Program packages, 1961-62. Organization planning files relating to OSD Project 80, 1961-62. Weekly reports on army deployment and support problems in Vietnam, 1966.

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319.2.5 Other records

Textual Records: Security-classified incoming messages, with related clippings and reports, 1961-78, compiled and annotated by Dr. Fritz G.A. Kraemer, Special Advisor for Political-Military Affairs in the Office of the Director of the Army Staff in OCS. Correspondence, reports, and other records relating to budget estimates and justifications, 1947-55. Administrative issuances, 1944-54. Reports and studies, 1965-70. Memorandums and summary sheets, 1964-72. Records of the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group relating to the M-16 rifle program, 1967-68. Records of the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident ("Peers Inquiry"), 1970. Records of the Management Information Systems Directorate, consisting of records of the SOMISS (Study of Management Information System Support) study group, 1967-68. Records of the Planning and Programming Analysis Directorate, consisting of program change requests and decisions, 1966-70; and program budget decisions, 1969-70. Records relating to civil disturbances ("Civil Disturbance Papers"), 1968.

Maps: Exhibits used in the Department of the Army Review of the Preliminary Investigations into the My Lai Incident ("Peers Inquiry"), 1969-70 (500 items). See also 319.26.

Related Records: Records of the Office of the Chief of Staff in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.3 Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison
1942-54

History: Legislation Branch established in OCS, ca. September 1921. Branch functions consolidated with budget functions of Supply Division (G-4), to form Budget and Legislative Planning Branch (BLPB), OCS, by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 321.19, 2-3-31, Misc. M-F), February 4, 1931. BLPB abolished, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942, with budgetary functions to SOS, and legislative functions to newly established Legislative and Liaison Division (LLD), designated a WDSS organization, with responsibility, as defined by letter of the Adjutant General (AG 321.11, 6-8-42, MB-F-PS-M), July 10, 1942, for preparing and reviewing legislation, and for maintaining liaison with Congress, Work Projects Administration, and Federal Works Agency regarding defense-related projects. Acquired Legislative Branch, WDGS Personnel and Administration Division (SEE 165.3), by memorandum of Personnel and Administration Division to Deputy Chief of Staff, August 25, 1946. LLD removed from Special Staff, U.S. Army, and transferred to Office of the Chief of Information (see 319.4), OCS, by Circular 342, Department of the Army, November 1, 1948. Separated from Office of the Chief of Information and redesignated Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950. Transferred to Office of the Secretary of the Army by General Order 15, Department of the Army, February 17, 1955.

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319.3.1 Records of the immediate Office of the Chief of
Legislative Liaison (OCLL)

Textual Records: Correspondence and other records relating to the organization and functions of OCLL and its predecessors, 1942-54. Records of the Plans and Policy Office, including subject correspondence, 1947-54; and decimal correspondence, 1954.

Related Records: Records of the Legislative and Liaison Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs. Records of the Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison in RG 335, Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

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319.3.2 Records of the Congressional Investigations Division

Textual Records: Subject correspondence, 1949-52. Decimal correspondence, 1953-54. Subject correspondence relating to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, 1943-51. Correspondence relating to war crimes trials, 1948-51. Correspondence relating to the acquisition of additional land for Holloman (formerly Alamogordo) and White Sands Proving Grounds, NM, 1946-50.

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319.3.3 Records of the Liaison Division

Textual Records: Correspondence with various Congressional committees, 1952-53.

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319.3.4 Records of the Legislative Division

Textual Records: Correspondence and other records relating to proposed legislation by the 80th through the 83d Congress, 1947- 54. Drafts and final versions of House and Senate bills introduced in the 80th through the 83d Congress, with related correspondence, 1947-54. Drafts and final versions of Executive orders and Presidential proclamations, with related correspondence, 1947-51.

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319.4 Records of the Office of the Chief of Information (OCI)
1940-66

History: Office of the Director of Information established in Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff by memorandum of the Deputy Chief of Staff, September 26, 1945, with responsibility for developing an army wide information policy and for coordinating activities of Bureau of Public Relations, Legislative and Liaison Division, and Information and Education Division. Redesignated Office of the Chief of Public Information by Circular 138, Department of the Army, May 14, 1946. Further redesignated Office of the Chief of Information (OCI) by Circular 64, Department of the Army, March 10, 1948. Made a separate organization in OCS, effective November 15, 1948, by Circular 342, Department of the Army, November 1, 1948.

Public Information Division (successor to Bureau of Public Relations, see 319.4.3) and Army-Air Force Information and Education Division (successor to Information and Education Division) abolished as Special Staff organizations and designated components of OCI, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950, with Army-Air Force Information and Education Division redesignated Troop Information and Education Division (TIED), and Legislative and Liaison Division redesignated Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison and made directly responsible to Chief of Staff (see 319.3).

OCI expanded and reorganized, 1950-53, to consist of Public Information Division, Plans and Policy Division, and TIED. In a redistribution of functions that resulted in establishment of Office of the Chief of Public Programs in Office of the Secretary of the Army, OCI was redesignated Office of the Chief of Information and Education, by Change 5 to Special Regulation 10- 5-1 (April 11, 1950), Department of the Army, January 12, 1955, with responsibility for developing information programs relating to basic army activities and for supervising troop information and education programs.

Office of the Chief of Information and Education redesignated Office of the Chief of Information (OCI) by General Order 35, Department of the Army, July 27, 1956, following transfer of troop education functions to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, by memorandum of the Chief of Staff to Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, June 8, 1956. Plans and Policy Division redesignated Plans, Policy and Programs Division, and TIED redesignated Troop Information Division, effective July 30, 1956. Civil Liaison Division established, effective July 31, 1956. OCI abolished, effective July 1, 1976, by General Order 15, Department of the Army, June 17, 1976, with functions transferred to Office of the Secretary of the Army and assigned to Office of the Chief of Public Information, redesignated Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.

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319.4.1 General correspondence

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1949-59. Security-classified subject correspondence, 1956. Security-classified and unclassified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1960, 1962-64.

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319.4.2 Other general records

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified numbered memorandums, with related correspondence, indicating OCI action on drafts submitted for OCI concurrence by other Army Staff organizations ("File 60"), 1957-60, 1962-64. Security-classified messages, 1955-60, 1962-64. Correspondence relating to demonstrations of army mobile missile operations at White Sands Proving Grounds, NM, and Fort Bliss, TX ("Project AMMO"), 1958. Copies of news releases on Korean War operations and armistice negotiations, issued by Far East Command and Eighth Army, 1950- 53. Security-classified copies of Weekly Summary, issued by OCI to the major army commanders, 1952-53. Quarterly public information and community relations activity reports of various staff and command organizations, 1962-64. Security-classified reference collection, consisting of reports and studies issued by various War Department, Department of the Army, and Department of Defense boards and committees, 1947-49.

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319.4.3 Records of the Public Information Division

History: Press relations unit organized in Military Intelligence Division (MID), G-2, subsequent to MID establishment in WDGS reorganization under General Order 80, War Department, August 26, 1918. Consolidated with News Clipping Bureau, MI/3, by Memorandum 12, MID, February 16, 1922, to form MI/3 (Press Relations), redesignated Press Branch by Memorandum 21, MID, August 21, 1926. Press Branch incorporated into newly established Public Relations Branch (PRB) by Memorandum 4, MID, April 4, 1929. PRB transferred to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff by Circular 81, War Department, July 30, 1940. Transferred to Office of the Secretary of War and redesignated War Department Bureau of Public Relations, by General Order 2, War Department, February 2, 1941. Returned to WDGS by memorandum of the Deputy Chief of Staff, September 26, 1945. Redesignated Public Relations Division and made a WDSS organization as part of the War Department reorganization, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946. Redesignated Public Information Division, 1947. Incorporated into Office of the Director of Information, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950.

Textual Records: Decimal correspondence, 1940-49, with index, 1947. Weekly publications prepared by the Analysis Branch, consisting of Civil Affairs in Occupied and Liberated Territory, 1944-48, and Universal Military Training/Post-War Military Establishment, 1945-48. Draft manuscripts, with background materials, of The Medal of Honor of the United States Army (1948), compiled by the Publications Section of the Press Branch, 1945-48. Subject correspondence of the Women's Interest Section of the Press Branch, 1941-49.

Related Records: Records of the Bureau of Public Relations in RG 107, Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. Records of the Public Information Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.4.4 Records of the Troop Information Division

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1942-58, with indexes, 1942-48. Security- classified subject correspondence, 1952-61. Subject correspondence relating to troop information publications, 1959- 61.

Related Records: Records of the Information and Education Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.4.5 Records of other component organizations

Textual Records: Records of the Administration and Management Division, consisting of general and classified information administrative files, 1958-65; and messages, 1965. Records of the Programs Branch of the Policy and Programs Division (formerly the Plans and Policy Division, then the Plans, Policy and Programs Division), consisting of security-classified subject correspondence, 1955-64; letters, memorandums, and summary sheets, 1965; quarterly review and analysis reports, 1964-65; summaries of oral or written concurrences, 1964-65; and reports relating to public information and community relations activities, 1965-66. Records of the Command Information Division, consisting of security- classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1963-64; and command information administrative files, 1963-66. Security- classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement) of the Community Relations Division and its predecessor, the Community Relations Branch of the Civil Liaison Division, 1958-66. Security- classified correspondence of the OCI Coordinator for the Secretary of the Army, 1961, relating mainly to public appearances and statements of the Secretary and Assistant Secretaries.

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319.5 Records of the Office of the Chief of Civil Affairs
1946-65

History: Civil Affairs Division (CAD) established as a WDSS organization by memorandum (AG 014.1, 2-27-43, OB-S-E) of the Secretary of War to Col. John H. F. Haskell, March 1, 1943, naming him acting chief of CAD. Confirmed by Memorandum No. W10- 1-43 (AG 020, 4-29-43, OB-C-F-MP-H), War Department, May 4, 1943. Responsible for developing and coordinating U.S. military policy regarding the administration of captured and liberated countries.

CAD personnel and functions transferred to Army Staff (Plans and Operations Division, Intelligence Division, and Historical Section), to Adjutant General's Office, and to Budget Group and Office of the Food Administrator for Occupied Countries in Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (OASA), by Staff Administrative Circulars 5-9.1 through 5-9.4, OCS, March 28-April 19, 1949, and memorandums of the Deputy Chief of CAD to CAD Staff Administrative Office, July 11 and 14, 1949. CAD formally abolished, effective July 15, 1949, by memorandum of the Vice Chief of Staff to the Chief of CAD, the Army Comptroller, and the Adjutant General, July 8, 1949, with remaining functions transferred to OASA.

OASA functions relating to occupied areas transferred to Office of the Under Secretary of the Army (OUSA), effective August 22, 1949, by General Order 43, Department of the Army, August 22, 1949. OUSA redesignated Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army by General Order 17, Department of the Army, May 24, 1950, with occupied areas functions consolidated to form OASA Office for Occupied Areas.

Office for Occupied Areas abolished, with functions transferred to Army Staff and assigned to newly established Office of the Chief of Civil Affairs and Military Government (OCCAMG), effective April 13, 1952, by General Order 37, Department of the Army, April 14, 1952. OCCAMG made responsible to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations (ODCSMO) by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955.

OCCAMG redesignated Office of the Chief of Civil Affairs, effective May 15, 1959, by General Order 19, Department of the Army, May 25, 1959. Abolished, effective May 1, 1962, by General Order 20, Department of the Army, April 26, 1962, with functions transferred to immediate ODCSMO, where they were consolidated with civil defense functions of General Operations Division of General Operations Directorate to form Civil Affairs and Civil Defense Directorate, May 1, 1962.

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319.5.1 General records

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1952-62. Security-classified drafts of treaties and agreements, with background materials, 1950-52. Security- classified reports on Germany, Japan, and Korea, prepared by an independent research firm, 1951-54.

Related Records: Records of the Civil Affairs Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.5.2 Records of component organizations

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified subject correspondence of the Public Affairs Division, 1950-64. Records of the Economic Affairs Division, consisting of security- classified and unclassified subject correspondence, 1946-61; security-classified subject correspondence relating to Korea, Japan, and the Ryukyu Islands, 1948-65; reports and news clippings relating to the natural resources of Korea, Japan, and the Ryukyu Islands, 1946-59; completed forms, with related correspondence, showing disbursement of funds under economic aid programs involving Korea, Japan, and the Ryukyu Islands, 1952-59; correspondence and other records of the Budget and Finance Branch, 1947-63; and correspondence of the Special Programs Branch, 1950-62. Records of the New York Field Office of the Reorientation Branch of the Office for Occupied Areas, 1948-51.

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319.6 Records of the Office of the Director of the Women's Army
Corps
1946-50

History: Office of the Director of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (ODWAAC) created by the act of May 14, 1942 (56 Stat. 278), establishing WAAC as a noncombatant service with the army. WAAC designated an Administrative Service, with ODWAAC assigned to the Office of the Chief of Administrative Services, SOS, by Circular 169, War Department, June 1, 1942. WAAC superseded by Women's Army Corps (WAC), under an act of July 1, 1943 (57 Stat. 371). Implemented, effective September 1, 1943, by General Order 42, War Department, July 26, 1943, which formally redesignated ODWAAC as ODWAC.

ODWAC transferred from Office of the Chief of Administrative Services, ASF (formerly SOS), to Office of the Commanding General, ASF, by Administrative Memorandum S-65, ASF, October 14, 1943. Transferred to WDGS and assigned to Personnel Division (G- 1), effective March 1, 1944, by G-1 Office Memorandum, February 26, 1944, implementing memorandum of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, February 14, 1944, approved by the Chief of Staff, February 19, 1944. Made directly responsible to the Chief of Staff and attached to, but no longer a component of, Personnel and Administration Division (PAD, formerly Personnel Division, SEE 319.8), by a recommendation of the Director of PAD, verbally confirmed by the Chief of Staff, November 13, 1947, and formalized in a G-1 organization chart, January 26, 1948. WAC integrated into the regular army establishment by the Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1949 (62 Stat. 356), June 12, 1948.

ODWAC abolished, effective April 20, 1978, by General Order 7, Department of the Army, April 25, 1978, with residual functions transferred to Office of the Director of Military Personnel in Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, pursuant to DOD Reorganization Plan of March 2, 1978, effective April 19, 1978, which abolished the positions of WAC director and deputy director. WAC abolished, effective October 20, 1978, by General Order 20, Department of the Army, November 21, 1978, confirming section 820 of the Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act of 1979 (92 Stat. 1627), October 20, 1978.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified decimal correspondence, 1949-50. Correspondence and studies relating to the passage and implementation of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1949, 1946-48.

Related Records: Records of the Office of the Director of the Women's Army Corps in Records of the Personnel Division (G-1), in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.7 Records of the Office of the Comptroller of the Army
1942-74

History: Office of the Army Comptroller established in Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff by Circular 2, Department of the Army, January 2, 1948, consolidating Budget Division and Manpower Board, both Special Staff organizations; and Central Statistical Office and Management Office in OCS. Responsible for supervising army budgetary, fiscal, managerial, and statistical activities. Acquired Office of the Chief of Finance, formerly a Technical Staff organization, by Circular 342, Department of the Army, November 1, 1948; and Army Audit Agency from Office of The Assistant Secretary of the Army, by Circular 394, Department of the Army, December 31, 1948. By Circular 109, Department of the Army, October 15, 1949, redesignated Office of the Comptroller of the Army (OCA) and given deputy chief of staff status. U.S. Army Audit Agency (formerly Army Audit Agency) transferred to newly established Office of the Inspector General and Auditor General, OCS, by General Order 26, Department of the Army, August 9, 1974. Office of the Comptroller of the Army transferred to Office of the Secretary of the Army and assigned to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management), pursuant to the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (100 Stat. 992), October 1, 1986.

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319.7.1 Records of the immediate Office of the Comptroller of the
Army

Textual Records: Security-classified central decimal correspondence, 1948-54; with indexes, 1948-53, and a partial index, 1954. Numbered office memorandums, 1951-53, 1955-56. Minutes of staff conferences, 1955-56. Weekly activity reports of subordinate organizations, 1955-62. Security-classified and unclassified texts of speeches of the Comptroller of the Army, 1960-64.

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319.7.2 Records relating to activities involving foreign
countries

Textual Records: Records of the Office of the Assistant Comptroller of the Army, Foreign Financial Affairs and its predecessors, consisting of security-classified and formerly security-classified country files, 1942-64; and security- classified subject files, 1955-64. Security-classified records of the Military Assistance Division, consisting of general correspondence, 1950-62; and budget planning records, 1949-64.

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319.7.3 Budget and accounting records

Textual Records: Records of the Office of the Director of Army Budget, consisting of records relating to annual program allocations, 1952-54; security-classified and formerly security-classified budget planning records relating to army civil functions, 1947-64, and military functions, 1948-64; budget preparation and justification records of the Budget Preparation and Liaison Office, 1964-66; records of the Budget Formulation Office consisting of budget estimation and justification records, budget administration records, and budget preparation, estimation, and justification records, 1966-74; program and budget guidance reports of the Budget Plans Division, 1965-69; 5-year defense program reports of the Program and Budget Systems Division, 1968-69; budget administration and study records of the Military Assistance Office, 1964-69; international balance of payments transaction reports of the Fiscal Management Office, 1964-70; budget formulation correspondence of the Operation and Maintenance Division, 1965-68; and records of the Development and Execution Division consisting of program and guidance records, and contingency funding request records, 1970-71. Records of the Installation Accounting Division relating to the Army Industrial Fund, 1952-63. Formerly security-classified property accounting case files of the Accounting and Financial Policy Division, 1949-54. Records relating to the cost of selected projects, 1960-65. Records of the Chief of Finance, consisting of operations and mobilization planning records, 1958-61; organization planning files, 1963-65; historical summary records, 1965; weekly activity reports, 1965-66; general and special orders, 1965-66; general records of the Comptroller Division, 1964-65; financial and fiscal instructions, 1965; records relating to army savings bond sales awards, 1963-65; policy and precedent records, 1965; military assistance program and grant aid supply performance reports, 1958-60; and operating program reports, 1965. Records of the Chief of Finance and Accounting, consisting of records relating to pay modernization, 1968-69. Records of the Director of Cost Analysis relating to cost research, 1967-71.

Related Records: Records of the Budget Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.7.4 Records relating to management

Textual Records: Security-classified decimal correspondence of the Management Division, 1948-54, with accompanying project files. Formerly security-classified decimal correspondence of the Manpower Group of the Management Division, 1948. Security- classified and formerly security-classified management surveys of various army organizations, conducted by the Office of the Director of Management Analysis, 1948-49, 1955-61. Records of the Director of Review and Analysis, consisting of records relating to the zero defects program, 1965-74; command analysis reports, 1963- 67; army program reviews and summaries, 1951-68; reports and management control records, 1962-68; records of closed audits, 1967-69; General Accounting Office audit reports, 1964-69; reports from the Program to Improve Management of Army Resources (PRIMAR), 1967-69; program briefing records, 1968-71; management survey case files, 1971-73; and command analysis records, 1963-70. Records of the Director of Comptroller Systems relating to conferences on military pay procedures, 1955-73. Records of the Office of the Assistant Comptroller for Systems Development relating to financial management improvement, 1958-61. Records of the Management Practices Division of the Office of the Director of Management, consisting of management studies of army organizations, produced by private firms, with related correspondence, 1953-65. Records of the Assistant Comptroller, Plans and Review, consisting of organization planning records, 1957-68; operations program records, 1959-68; records relating to training and mobilization of reserves, 1951-68; and records relating to Army-wide comptroller conferences, 1958-67.

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319.7.5 Records relating to statistical collection and analysis

Textual Records: Security-classified subject correspondence of the Program Review and Analysis Division, 1943-52. Security- classified and formerly security-classified statistical reports of the Statistical Branch of the Program and Analysis Division, mainly concerning troop organization, strength, and deployment, 1942-53. Security-classified statistical reports on the cost of conducting investigations (1948-51), 1951. Monthly statistical reports on military and civilian personnel, 1945-51. Records relating to primary programs, 1950-51. Selected security- classified project files of the Office of the Director of Progress and Statistical Reporting, 1958-62. Records of the Office of the Assistant Comptroller, Foreign Financial Affairs, consisting of unclassified and classified military assistance program administration records, 1964-68; records relating to finance and fiscal functions, 1966-70; integrated finance and accounting records, 1964-68; records relating to foreign military sales, 1968-70; foreign financial instructions, 1965- 69; five-year force structure and financial program reports, 1962-65; and records relating to U.S./Republic of Korea communications facilities dispute, 1970.

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319.7.6 Records of field offices

Textual Records: Records of OCA Finance Centers in Boston, MA, 1950-55 (in Boston); and St. Louis, MO, 1948 (in Kansas City). Records of OCA offices in Chicago, IL, 1950-55 (in Chicago); Detroit, MI, 1948-54 (in Chicago); Knoxville, TN, 1943-44 (in Atlanta); Madison, WI, 1943-44 (in Chicago); Omaha, NE, 1949-50 (in Kansas City); San Antonio, TX, 1946-48 (in Fort Worth); Seattle, WA, 1948-55 (in Seattle); and Tulsa, OK, 1944-45 (in Fort Worth).

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319.7.7 Records of the U.S. Army Audit Agency

Textual Records: General correspondence, 1947-54, 1957. Manuals, 1957-72. Bulletins, 1957-72. Headquarters instructions, 1957-71. Activity reports, 1959-70. General and special orders, 1958-71. Publications, 1967-73. Tables of distribution and related records, 1955-57. Quarterly reports of operations, 1958-60. European office location study, 1959. Budget estimation, justification, and execution records, 1957-61. Publications background records, 1960-62. Administration background records, 1960-61. Organization planning records, 1960-62. Office and residency activation and inactivation records, 1958-62. Committee management instructions, 1961-62. Administration surveys and appraisals of regional and branch offices, 1956-60. General records of the Assistant Chief, Management and Resources, 1961-62. Quarterly operation reports and program reviews, 1960-64. Budget execution records, 1962-65. Budget formulation records, 1964-65. Operating program progress reports, 1965-68. Organization planning records, 1965-66. Management improvement project records, 1965-66. Budget execution and formulation records, 1965-66. Security survey and inspection reports on USAAA facilities, 1959-60. Records of the San Francisco, CA, field office, 1946-48 (in San Francisco).

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319.8 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1,
Personnel
1948-54

History: Personnel Division (G-1) redesignated Personnel and Administration Division, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946. Further redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950, as confirmed by Special Regulation 10-5-1, Department of the Army, April 11, 1950. Abolished, with functions transferred to newly established Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, effective January 3, 1956, by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955. Confirmed by Change 13 to Special Regulation 10-5-1 (April 11, 1950), Department of the Army, December 27, 1955. See 319.11.

For a history of the Personnel Division (G-1) and predecessors, see Records of the Personnel Division (G-1) in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1949-54. Security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence of the Career Management Group, 1948.

Related Records: Records of the Personnel Division (G-1) in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.9 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3,
Operations
1943-58

History: War Plans Division (WPD) established in WDGS by General Order 14, War Department, February 9, 1918, assuming responsibility for war plans, legislation, training, and historical records management formerly assigned to abolished War College Division (see 319.24.2). Organization and training functions transferred to Operations and Training Division (G-3) by General Order 41, War Department, August 16, 1921. Acquired operations responsibilities from abolished Operations and Training Division (G-3) in army reorganization of March 9, 1942, pursuant to Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942. Redesignated Operations Division by letter of the Secretary of War to major army staffs and commands (AG 020, 3-20-42, MB-F-M), March 23, 1942, confirmed by Circular 107, War Department, April 11, 1942. Redesignated Plans and Operations Division, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946, with responsibility for developing all strategic and operational plans for the army, and making recommendations on joint service planning. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G- 3, Operations, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950, acquiring organization and training policy development functions formerly exercised by abolished Organization and Training Division, G-3. Abolished, effective January 3, 1956, by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955, with functions transferred to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations. See 319.13.

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319.9.1 General correspondence

Textual Records: Top secret correspondence, 1944-55, with indexes, 1950-55. Security-classified, formerly security- classified, and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1948-55, with indexes.

Related Records: Records of the Army War College and War College Divisions, the War Plans Division, and the Organization and Training Division, G-3, in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.9.2 Other records

Textual Records: Formerly top secret correspondence maintained by the Executive Office, 1944-50. Formerly top secret correspondence relating to cover and deception activities, 1943-52. Case files on joint U.S.-Canadian maneuvers, 1946-50. Copies of papers issued by various joint service strategic planning organizations, with background material, 1944-50. Security-classified records of United Nations Command delegations to the Korean War truce talks (1951-53), the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (1953-57), and the Military Armistice Commission (1953- ), 1951-58. Security-classified memorandums for record, 1955.

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319.10 Records of the office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-
4, Logistics
1922-73 (bulk 1946-73)

History: Supply Division (G-4) established in WDGS by General Order 41, War Department, August 16, 1921. Operational functions to newly established SOS, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942. Supply Division (G-4) redesignated Service, Supply, and Procurement Division, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946. Responsible for logistical planning, including all matters relating to supplies and their movement. Acquired functions of abolished Research and Development Division by Circular 73, Department of the Army, December 19, 1947.

Redesignated Logistics Division by Circular 64, Department of the Army, March 10, 1948. Acquired responsibility for service, supply, procurement, and research and development activities of the Technical Services by Circular 165, War Department, June 2, 1948. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950. Raised to deputy chief of staff level and redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, by General Order 66, Department of the Army, September 8, 1954, as confirmed by Change 4 to Special Regulation 10-5-1 (April 11, 1950), September 8, 1954. See 319.15.

For a history of Supply Division (G-4) predecessors, see Records of the Supply Division (G-4) in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.10.1 General records

Textual Records: Top secret decimal correspondence, 1947-51, 1954. Security-classified, formerly security-classified, and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1947-54, with indexes. Numbered memorandums, 1954.

Related Records: Records of the Supply Division (G-4) in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.10.2 Records of the Research and Development Division

History: New Developments Division established as a WDSS organization by Circular 267, War Department, October 25, 1943, with responsibility for coordinating weapons and equipment research and development activities. Redesignated Research and Development Division, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946. Abolished by Circular 73, Department of the Army, December 19, 1947, with functions transferred to Service, Supply, and Procurement Division, and assigned to newly established Research and Development Group, redesignated Research and Development Division (RDD) pursuant to redesignation of Logistics Division as Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950.

RDD functions reduced to supervision of research and development activities of the Technical Services, effective January 15, 1952, by General Order 4, Department of the Army, January 11, 1952, which assigned overall army research and development planning to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Research (ODCSPR, formerly Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, see 319.13) and to newly established Office of the Chief of Research and Development (OCRD, see 319.17) in OCS. RDD transferred to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (ODCSL), by Staff Memorandum 1, ODCSL, September 9, 1954. Transferred to ODCSPR and assigned to OCRD, pursuant to General Order 88, Department of the Army, December 22, 1954, which concentrated research and development planning and policy responsibilities in ODCSPR and subordinated OCRD to that office.

Textual Records: Top secret decimal correspondence, 1947-48. Security-classified and formerly security-classified decimal correspondence, 1946-49, 1951-54, with index, 1951-54. Records of the Executive of Administration, including briefing, survey, planning, structure, project, administrative, and other files, 1959-73; administrative, journals, planning, background, budget, and other files of the Administrative Services Branch, 1960-70; Management Services Branch, 1963-69; and Military Personnel Branch, 1962-68. Records of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel, 1952-68. Records of the Information Systems Office, consisting of project, reporting, control, and administrative files, 1964-69. Records of the Technical and Industrial Liaison Office, consisting of presentation, summary, news media, congressional, and administrative files of the Industrial Liaison Branch, 1963-68; and administrative files of the Technical Liaison Branch, 1963-66. Records of the International Office, consisting of information, project, program review, background, and other files of the Foreign Developments Branch, 1962-73; Standardization Branch, 1962-73; Primary Standardization Office, 1967; and United States Army Standardization Groups, 1963-64. Records of the Directorate of Army Research and its branches, consisting of organizational planning and research and development presentation files, 1963; and administrative, planning, presentation, and other files of the Adjutant's Office, 1962-69; Behavioral Science Division and its branches, 1963-69; Environmental Sciences Division and its branches, 1962-69; Life Sciences Division and its branches, 1964-69; Human Factors and Operations Research Division and its branches, 1961-64; Physical and Engineering Sciences Division, 1963; Research Plans Office and its branch, 1966-67; Research Programs Office and its branches, 1958-69; Scientific and Technical Information Division and its branch, 1957-64; and Studies and Analysis Division and its branch and research office, 1952-70. Records of the Director of Plans and Programs, consisting of administrative, correspondence, study, management, planning, and other files of the Management and Evaluation Division and its branches, 1962-70; Plans Division and its branches, 1959-66; Programs and Budget Division and its branches, 1962-73; and Review and Analysis Division and its branch, 1963. Records of the Director of Missiles and Space, consisting of administrative, project control, standardization, and other files of the Air Defense Division and its branches, 1957-68; and Nike X and Space Division and its branches, 1962-68. Records of the Director of Advanced Ballistic Missile Defense, consisting of research and development project control files of the Operations Office, 1967-69. Records of the Director of Developments, consisting of administrative, project control, standardization, research and development, proposal case, and other files of the Air Mobility Division and its branches, 1962-73; Combat Materiel Division and its branches, 1960-76; Communications-Electronic Division, 1963-68; Southeast Asia Division and its branches, 1966; Special Warfare Division, 1963-65; and Surveillance, Target Acquisition, [and] Night Observation (STANO) Division and its branches, 1968.

Related Records: Records of the Research and Development Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.10.3 Records of the Foreign Military Aid Branch of the Supply
Division

Textual Records: Correspondence relating to the Lend-Lease Program, 1945-53. Statistical and other reports on the shipment of civilian supplies, 1943-53. Security-classified records of the Logistics Group, London, consisting of general correspondence, 1947-52; correspondence relating to lend-lease and reciprocal aid activities ("Public Law 75 Files"), 1947-52; and message files, 1947-52.

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319.10.4 Other records

Textual Records: Top secret correspondence and other records of the Special Ammunition Section of the Executive Office, 1953. Records of the Procurement Division, including subject correspondence, 1946-50; correspondence and reports of the Standards Branch, 1922-53; and reports of the Maintenance Branch relating to depots, 1944-48. Reference collection of management studies, 1950-53.

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319.11 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Personnel
1967-86

History: Established, effective January 3, 1956, by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955, combining functions formerly performed by Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel (see 319.8) and Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration (established as Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration by Special Regulation 10-5-1, Department of the Army, April 11, 1950, and redesignated by General Order 47, Department of the Army, July 2, 1951, as confirmed by Change 2 to Special Regulation 10-5-1, August 5, 1951).

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified records of the Vietnam War Crimes Working Group of the Professional Conduct Branch, Leadership and Behavior Division, Directorate of Human Resources Development, consisting of subject correspondence, 1970-74; case files, 1969-75, with index, 1970-74; case summaries, 1971-74; records relating to the My Lai Incident (1969), 1969-74; with accompanying photographs (series MYM and MYP); records relating to the public controversy resulting from war crimes allegations made by Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert against his superiors, 1969-74, with index, 1971-73; records relating to the Fire Support Base "Mary Ann" incident, 1971-73; and records dealing with enemy prisoner-of-war and detainee activities, 1967-74.

Machine-Readable Records: Army officers and enlisted personnel files, 1969-86 (38 data sets). See also 319.29.

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319.12 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for
Intelligence (OACSI)
1918-78 (bulk 1937-65)

History: Military Intelligence Branch organized in newly established Executive Division of WDGS by General Order 14, War Department, February 9, 1918, assuming functions formerly exercised by Military Intelligence Section of WDGS. Executive Division abolished, and Military Intelligence Branch redesignated Military Intelligence Division (MID), by General Order 80, War Department, August 26, 1918. G-2 designator assigned to MID in WDGS reorganization pursuant to General Order 41, War Department, August 16, 1921. War map function, exercised by Geographic Section of MID Operations Branch, transferred to Office of the Chief of Engineers, 1939. Military Intelligence Service (MIS) established as MID operating arm, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942. G-2 designator deleted from MID name, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946.

Intelligence Division established by consolidation of MID and Military Intelligence Service, by WDGS Circular 5-2, War Department, April 19, 1947. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Intelligence, effective March 1, 1950, by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950, confirmed by Special Regulation 10-5-1, Department of the Army, April 11, 1950. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955. Redesignated Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence by Change 3 to Army Regulation 10-5 (May 22, 1957), Department of the Army, July 10, 1958. Raised to deputy chief of staff level by Army Regulation 10-5, Department of the Army, May 5, 1961. Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, May 1, 1987.

For a history of Military Intelligence Branch predecessors, see Records of the Military Intelligence Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.12.1 General correspondence

Textual Records: Top secret decimal correspondence, with separate project file, 1941-62. Security-classified and formerly security- classified decimal correspondence, 1940-64; with security- classified index on microfilm, 1941-52 (436 rolls), and 1953-64. Security-classified and formerly security-classified project files, 1940-64; with security-classified microfilm copy of index, 1941-45 (395 rolls). Security-classified and unclassified correspondence relating to individuals ("Personal Name File," decimal 201), 1941-56, with index. Security-classified and unclassified correspondence relating to organizations, subjects, and titles ("Impersonal Name File," decimal 095), 1941-56. Security-classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1965.

Motion Pictures: Alsos Mission to determine German nuclear potential, from decimal 210.68 (1941-48 segment), ca. 1945-46 (1 reel). See also 319.27.

Related Records: Records of the Military Intelligence Division (MID, G-2), including declassified Alsos Mission reports and correspondence, 1944-45, in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.12.2 Other general records

Textual Records: Security-classified and formerly security- classified messages, 1939-65, with indexes, 1950-65. Records assembled by Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff (OACS), G-2 in connection with investigations conducted by the Army Pearl Harbor Board (1944) and the Joint Congressional Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack (1945-47), 1941-47. Transcripts and other records concerning conferences, conducted via teletype, of the Department of the Army and U.S. diplomatic and foreign military representatives, 1942-52. Historical studies concerning G-2 component organizations, 1918-59.

Maps and Drawings: Enclosures to a January 1953 report entitled, "Vulnerability Survey: USARPAC Training and Induction Facilities on Oahu (VS-U17)," 1940-65 (39 items). See also 319.26.

Motion Pictures : May Day Parade, enclosure to dispatch C-21-60 of U.S. Military Attache to Yugoslavia (R-102-60), from military attache message files, 1960 (1 reel). See also 319.27.

Sound Recordings: Telephone conversations concerning the courts-martial of three army defectors to North Korea who were returned to U.S. control, 1955 (9 items). Enclosure to report of the U.S. military attache in Morocco, July 1952 (1 item). See also 319.28.

Posters: Soviet military and political propaganda wall posters, 1958-62 (SP, 10 images). "Soviet Big 7," showing pictures of seven armored craft with brief descriptions of their firepower and mobility, ca. 1978 (IP, 1 image).

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319.12.3 Records of the Collections and Dissemination Division

Textual Records: Security-classified and formerly security- classified numbered intelligence documents ("ID File"), 1938-61 (bulk 1944-61, ca. 8,100 ft.); with separate series (ID No. 930200) containing information on the armed forces of various countries, 1955-60, and separate series (ID Nos. 935000 and 950000, also called "'P' File") containing publications, 1944-62. Security-classified document registers of the ID File, on microfilm, 1946-52 (62 rolls), and 1953-62. Security-classified indexes to the ID File, on microfilm, May-December 1944, 1946-52 (279 rolls), and 1953-62. Security-classified intelligence summaries relating to Japan, Korea, the Philippines, China, and countries of Southeast Asia, 1953-59. Records of the Captured Personnel and Materiel Branch of the Military Intelligence Service (the World War II operational unit of OACSI, G-2) relating to prisoner escape methods and to interrogations of prisoners ("MIS-X and MIS-Y Files"), 1942-48. Copies of miscellaneous Russian-language documents, n.d. Russian-language copies of the Soviet publication, Military Thought, 1937-59.

Motion Pictures: Security-classified, from ID File 2023150, 1950's (2 reels); ID File 2032036, 1956 (1 reel); ID File 2025943, ca. 1956 (1 reel); and ID File 2030703, 1954 (2 reels). See also 319.27.

Sound Recordings : Trial of former Panamanian president Jose Ramon Guizado, from ID File 1277652, 1955 (22 items). See also 319.28.

Machine-Readable Records: Index to RECAP-K (Returned Or Exchanged Captured American Personnel-Korea) Phase III interrogation reports of military personnel involved in the Little Switch and Big Switch POW repatriation operations at the conclusion of the Korean War, 1953-54 (1 data set). See also 319.29.

Photographic Prints: U.S., British, and Dutch prisoners in Japanese camps on Formosa, in album, 1943-44 (PW, 286 images).

Glass Plate Negatives: Expedition to Tibet conducted by the German explorer, Dr. Ernst Schaefer, under the auspices of the Reich Institute "Sven Hedin" for Central Asian Research, from ID File 731473, 1938-39 (SCH, 82 images).

Related Records: Records of Tibetan expeditions sponsored by the Reich Institute "Sven Hedin" for Central Asian Research, 1931-45, in RG 242, National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized.

Subject Access Terms: Wainwright, Lt. Gen. Jonathan (photographic series PW).

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319.13 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Military Operations
1942-74 (bulk 1942-74)

History: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Combat Operations established, effective November 15, 1948, by Circular 342, Department of the Army, November 1, 1948, with responsibility for developing plans and coordinating the various aspects of combat operations. Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans by Circular 12, Department of the Army, February 28, 1950, with mission defined in Special Regulation 10- 5-1, April 11, 1950, as coordinating preparation of army plans and programs.

Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Research, effective January 15, 1952, by General Order 4, Department of the Army, January 11, 1952, sharing with concurrently established Office of Research and Development (see 319.17) responsibilities for overall army research and development planning formerly exercised by Research and Development Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G- 4, Logistics (see 319.10.2). Acquired supervisory responsibility for OCRD by General Order 88, Department of the Army, December 22, 1954.

Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, effective October 10, 1955, by General Order 57, Department of the Army, October 6, 1955, which designated OCRD a separate organization at deputy chief of staff level. Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, effective January 3, 1956, by General Order 70, Department of the Army, December 27, 1955, acquiring functions of abolished Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, Operations (see 319.9). Redesignated Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, effective May 20, 1974, by General Order 10, Department of the Army, May 8, 1974.

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319.13.1 General correspondence

Textual Records: Top secret numerical correspondence, 1956-63, including correspondence of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development (ACSFD), 1963 (see 319.14); with control card index, 1956-60. Security-classified decimal correspondence, 1956- 59, with indexes, 1956-58. Security-classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1960-64, including correspondence of ACSFD, 1963-64 (see 319.14); with control card index, 1962, and document lists, 1962-63.

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319.13.2 Other records

Textual Records: Message files of the Army Message Center of the Staff Communications Division, ODCS for Military Operations, 1942-62, contained in 11,200 microfilm cassettes. Security- classified action summary sheets, with background material, 1957, 1962-64, including those documenting actions initiated by ACSFD, 1963-64 (see 319.14). Security-classified weekly operations reports of U.S. Army Forces, Far East and U.S. Eighth Army, 1955- 57. Security-classified monthly and quarterly training program progress reports, 1952-56. Security-classified and unclassified issuances, 1956-64. Security-classified correspondence, memorandums, and charts relating to the organization and functions of ODCSMO, 1958-60. Miscellaneous security-classified and unclassified records relating to office administration, 1956- 61. Copies of various numbered series of security-classified documents issued by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, maintained by ODCSMO and its predecessors, 1942-69. Foreign national training files, 1955-74. Deployment status of army units (DEPSTAR) reports, 1965-67. Program and budget guidance records, 1971-74. Civil disturbance reporting files, 1967, 1971. Records relating to comparisons between the M14, AR15, and AK47 rifles, 1960-63. Records relating to psychological operations (PSYOP) in the Vietnam War, 1964-74. Area handbooks, 1956-58. Joint planning comment files, 1972. Records relating to civil affairs in the Ruykyu Islands, 1950-68. Manpower survey and statistical data files relating to the Ruykyu Islands, 1962-67. Planning, programming, and management files relating to the Ruykyu Islands, 1954-68. Liaison activities files relating to the Ruykyu Islands, 1963-67. Civil affairs, general administration and planning files relating to the Ruykyu Islands, 1959-68. Records relating to economic aid to the Republic of Korea, 1949-68. Fact Book, Game documentation, and final report of the BETA I and II and II-67 military games, 1967. Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications-Electronics, consisting of combat development study files, 1965-69.

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319.14 Records of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for
Force Development
1963-74

History: Established, effective February 4, 1963, by General Order 6, Department of the Army, February 7, 1963, assuming responsibility, previously exercised by Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations (see 319.13), of force planning for the army. Abolished, effective May 20, 1974, by General Order 10, Department of the Army, May 8, 1974, with functions dispersed.

Textual Records: Issuances, 1964. Records interfiled with those of Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations (see 319.13), including top secret numerical correspondence, 1974; security-classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1963-74; and security-classified action summary sheets, 1963-64. Field experiment final evaluation files, 1965-72.

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319.15 Records of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Logistics (ODCSL)
1948-64

History: Established by General Order 66, Department of the Army, September 8, 1954, acquiring functions previously exercised by Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics (see 319.10). Responsible for development and administration of army wide logistics system and for supervision of the Technical Services. Position confirmed by Change 4 to Special Regulation 10-5-1 (April 11, 1950), September 8, 1954. Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics, formally abolished by Change 6 to Special Regulation 10-5-1, January 17, 1955.

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319.15.1 General correspondence

Textual Records: Top secret and formerly top secret general correspondence, 1953-63. Security-classified and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1955-59, with cross-reference sheets arranged by case number ("Numerical Indexes"), 1955-60. Security- classified and unclassified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1960-63.

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319.15.2 Other records

Textual Records: Speech and trip files, 1951-58, of Lt. Gen. Carter B. Magruder, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (1956- 59). Security-classified and unclassified issuances, 1954-62. Correspondence relating to the revision of regulations, 1955. Reports of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (Second Hoover Commission) relating to army organizations, with army responses, 1955-58. Security-classified and unclassified technical and administrative publications, 1948- 64. Security-classified partial correspondence files of the Plans and Policy Branch, 1957-58; the Materiel Maintenance Division, 1964; the Procurement of Equipment and Missile Appropriations ("PEMA") Division, 1963-64; the Military Sales Division, 1964; the Plans, Programs, and Budget Branch, 1964; and the Installation Program Branch, 1964.

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319.16 Records of the Office of Reserve Components
1956-63

History: Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Reserve Components established, effective November 1, 1956, by General Order 45, Department of the Army, October 16, 1956, acquiring Office of the Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff for Reserve Components from immediate OCS (see 319.2); Reserve Components Division from Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations (see 319.13); and Reserve Components Division from Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (see 319.11). Responsible for developing policies, plans, and programs affecting Army National Guard and Army Reserve. Acquired supervision of Office of the Chief, Army Reserve and ROTC Affairs (see 319.18), by Change 14 to Special Regulation 10-5-1 (April 11, 1950), October 16, 1956.

Redesignated Office of Reserve Components by General Order 30, Department of the Army, June 1, 1962. Acquired supervision of Army Reserve Component activities of National Guard Bureau, by Army Regulation 10-5, Department of the Army, January 2, 1963. Raised to deputy chief of staff level by Change 1 to Army Regulation 10-5, February 13, 1963. Abolished, effective May 20, 1974, by General Order 10, Department of the Army, May 8, 1974, with functions dispersed.

Textual Records: Security-classified subject correspondence, 1956-62. General correspondence of the Legislation and Requirements Branch, 1961-63; and the Personnel Management Branch, 1963.

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319.17 Records of the Office of the Chief of Research and
Development (OCRD)
1943-70 (bulk 1953-70)

History: Established in OCS, effective January 15, 1952, by General Order 4, Department of the Army, January 11, 1952, sharing with concurrently established Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Research (see 319.13) responsibilities for overall army research and development planning formerly exercised by Research and Development Division, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, Logistics (see 319.10.2). Placed under supervision of Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Research by General Order 88, Department of the Army, December 22, 1954. Raised to deputy chief of staff level, effective October 10, 1955, by General Order 57, Department of the Army, October 6, 1955. Abolished, effective May 20, 1974, by General Order 10, Department of the Army, May 8, 1974, with functions transferred to newly established Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition, which also acquired materiel procurement functions from Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (see 319.15).

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319.17.1 Security-classified general records

Textual Records: Decimal correspondence, 1955-59, with indexes, 1955-58. General correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1958-61. Official files, 1958-62, of Lt. Gen. Arthur C. Trudeau, chief of research and development (1958-62). General correspondence of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Research and Development, 1953-61; the Office of the Assistant for Reserve Affairs, 1960; and the Office of the Deputy Director of Development for Special Warfare, 1961-62. Records relating to army organizations performing research and development activities, 1943-60. Records relating to organizational planning, 1961-62. Retained copies of memorandums prepared in response to White House requests ("White House Fact Sheets"), 1961-62.

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319.17.2 Security-classified records of component organizations
of the Directorate of Special Weapons

Textual Records: Records of the Nuclear Weapons Branch, 1959-62, and the Nuclear Energy and Effects Branch, 1960-62, of the Atomic Division. Records of the Air Defense Division, 1959-61. Records of the Tactical Missiles Branch, 1959-62, and the Ballistic Missiles Branch, 1957-60, of the Missiles and Space Division.

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319.17.3 Security-classified records of component organizations
of the Directorate of Army Research

Textual Records: Records of the Operations Research Division and Branch, 1960-63. Records of the Research Support Division, consisting of records of the Scientific Information Branch, 1960; the Scientific and Engineering Personnel Branch, 1958-61; and the Foreign Research Branch, 1960-62. Records of the Research Planning Division relating to technological forecasting, 1961-62. Records of the Environmental Sciences Division, consisting of records of the Geophysical Sciences Branch, 1954-62; the Polar and Arctic Branch, 1960; and the Tropical and Desert Branch, 1959-60. Records of the Life Sciences Division, 1953-62. Records of the Physical Sciences Division, 1960-62, including records of the Physics and Engineering Branch, 1961-62. Records of the Chemical-Biological Division, 1962.

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319.17.4 Security-classified records of component organizations
of the Directorate of Development

Textual Records: Records of the Army Aircraft Research and Development Branch and the Support Aircraft-Aerial Delivery Branch of the Air Mobility Division, 1961-62. Records of the Communications-Electronic Division, 1960-62. Records of the Combat Arms Branch and the General Materiel Branch of the Combat Materiel Division, 1960-62.

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319.17.5 Security-classified records of component organizations
of the Directorate of Plans and Management

Textual Records: Records of the Programs and Budget Division, 1959. Records of the Programs Branch, 1960-62, and the Review and Analysis Branch, 1960-61, of the Programs and Analysis Division. Records of the Budget Branch of the Budget and Management Division, 1958-62. Records of the International Division, 1949-70, including records of the Standardization and Foreign Developments Branches. Records of the Research Programs Division, 1962; and records of Tripartite meetings, 1949-70. Records of the Policy Division, 1960-62.

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319.18 Records of the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve
1922-64

History: Reserve Section established in Military Intelligence Division (MID) of WDGS by Memorandum 42, MID, June 12, 1923, with responsibility for disseminating information on Organized Reserve activities, and for serving as War Department contact with the Organized Reserve. Transferred to Office of the Assistant Secretary of War and redesignated Office of the Executive for Reserve Affairs (OERA) pursuant to paragraph 24 of Special Order 53, War Department, March 5, 1927, appointing Col. David L. Stone as executive for reserve affairs. Functions defined in letter of the Secretary of War to ERA (AG 008 ORC, 3-8-27, Misc.), March 11, 1927, as providing reserve officers and their associations with a War Department contact, and acting as liaison between them and Secretary of War.

OERA transferred to OCS by memorandum of the Secretary of War to the Chief of Staff (AG 008 ORC, 11-1-30, Misc. M-F), November 4, 1930. Acquired liaison functions with Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) by letter of the Secretary of War to ERA (AG 008 ORC, 8-19-40, M-F), August 19, 1940. Redesignated Office of the Executive for Reserve and Reserve Officers' Training Corps Affairs by letter of the Secretary of War to ERA (AG 008 ORC, 6- 11-41, MR-M-F), June 16, 1941. Transferred to the Adjutant General's Office, and with it to newly established SOS, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942.

Removed from the Adjutant General's Office and made a separate service under the Chief of Administrative Services, SOS, by General Order 16, SOS, June 27, 1942. Transferred from ASF (formerly SOS) to the Chief of Staff, and made a WDSS organization, by General Order 39, War Department, May 17, 1945. Redesignated Office of the Chief, Army Reserve and ROTC Affairs, December 7, 1954, as confirmed by Change 9 to Special Regulation 10-5-1 (April 11, 1950), March 1, 1955. Made responsible to newly established Office of the Assistant Chief of Reserve Components (see 319.16), by Change 14 to Special Regulation 10-5-1, October 16, 1956. Redesignated Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, by General Order 7, Department of the Army, February 13, 1963, with Special Staff status affirmed by Army Regulation 10-5, Department of the Army, April 1, 1975, following abolishment of Office of Reserve Components, effective May 20, 1974.

Textual Records: Security-classified, formerly security- classified, and unclassified decimal correspondence, 1922-54, 1956-60. Security-classified and unclassified general correspondence (subject-numeric arrangement), 1955-56. Security- classified general correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement), 1961-64.

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319.19 Records of the Office of the Chief of Special Warfare
1951-58

History: Office of the Chief of Psychological Warfare established as a Special Staff organization, effective January 15, 1951, by General Order 1, Department of the Army, January 17, 1951, with responsibility for developing psychological warfare techniques, collecting and disseminating psychological and special operations intelligence, and developing recruitment and training plans. Redesignated Office of the Chief of Special Warfare by General Order 49, Department of the Army, November 6, 1956. Abolished, effective June 1, 1958, by General Order 16, Department of the Army, May 20, 1958, with functions transferred to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations (see 319.13).

Textual Records: Security-classified and formerly security- classified decimal correspondence, 1951-58. Security-classified correspondence, reports, and other records relating to research performed by independent contractors, mainly for the Special Warfare Area Handbooks, 1954-58. Security-classified copies of studies, originating in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, of East European countries, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China ("Country Books"), 1951-58.

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319.20 Records of the United States Army Center of Military
History
1920-92

History: Historical Branch organized in War College Division (WCD) of WDGS, subsequent to establishment of WCD by two memorandums of the Chief of Staff, September 26, 1910, as confirmed by General Order 68, War Department, May 26, 1911. Transferred from abolished WCD to newly established War Plans Division in a WDGS reorganization effected pursuant to General Order 14, War Department, February 9, 1918. Transferred to Army War College and redesignated Historical Section by General Order 41, War Department, August 16, 1921.

Separate organization, designated Historical Branch, established in Military Intelligence Division, G-2, July 20, 1943, pursuant to memorandum from the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, April 30, 1943, as confirmed by War Department Memorandum W345-21-43, August 3, 1943. Redesignated Historical Division and made a WDSS organization by memorandum of the Deputy Chief of Staff to heads of the major War Department organizations, November 17, 1945. Confirmed, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946. Acquired Historical Section, Army War College, May 1, 1946 (not effected until May 1947).

Redesignated Office of the Chief of Military History (OCMH) by Department of the Army Memorandum 19-10-1, March 28, 1950. Redesignated United States Army Center of Military History and made a General Staff Field Operating Agency under supervision of Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, effective June 17, 1973, by General Order 21, Department of the Army, June 15, 1973. Made a General Staff Field Operating Agency under Office of the Chief of Staff by General Order 91, Department of the Army, May 1, 1989.

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319.20.1 Central administrative records

Textual Records: Security-classified and formerly security- classified decimal correspondence, 1943-60. Subject correspondence maintained by Chief Historians Kent Roberts Greenfield (1948-58) and Stetson Conn (1958-61), 1948-61. Security-classified and formerly security-classified partial decimal correspondence relating to the historical program of the United States Army, Pacific, 1948-62; and the United States Army, Europe, 1949-60. Periodic progress reports of OCMH, 1962-69, and component organizations and their predecessors, 1944-60. Correspondence ("TAFFS" arrangement, file 201-45) concerning the distribution of personnel assigned to historical functions, 1961- 63. Historians background material files, 1950-69. Historians background material files relating to the Vietnam War, 1961-75. Annual historical summaries, 1958-75. Records of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, consisting of fast relocation of U.S. forces from France (FRELOC) weekly status reports, 1967. Historians background materials files relating to the USA in the Dominican Republic crisis, 1965-66.

Related Records: Records of the Historical Section in Records of the Army War College and the War College Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.20.2 General records of the Historical Services Division and
its predecessor, the General Reference Branch

Textual Records: Subject correspondence, 1948-68. Security- classified microfilm copy of records of the Organizational History Branch relating to army policy on the writing of history, 1947-66 (8 rolls). Collection of manuscripts, research notes, copies of source materials, and correspondence, accumulated in the preparation of monographs and multivolume histories, and arranged numerically, 1926-87.

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319.20.3 Records of the Historical Services Division relating to
army organizations and operations (1918-65)

Textual Records: Copies of source materials used by Colonel Henry Hossfeld and other historians in writing Order of Battle of the United States Land Forces in the World War (1917-19) (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932-49), 1930-48. Microfilm copy of selected general correspondence of the Historical Section of the Army War College, 1921-46, with index to the full correspondence, 1921-46 (50 rolls). Microfilm copy of historical records concerning artillery units, 1920-46 (7 rolls). Collection of reports and other records on the history, organization, and functions of various World War II commands and units ("Historical Manuscript File"), 1942-48. Security-classified microfilm copy of monographs, mostly concerning World War II and Korean War operations and activities, 1945-65 (536 rolls). Microfilm copy of cards containing historical information on units assigned to the European Theater of Operations, 1942-46 (11 rolls); and to Asian and Pacific areas of operation, 1942-46 (27 rolls). Microfilm copy of numbered reports of the General Board of United States Forces European Theater, 1945 (7 rolls). Files of historian Troyer Anderson, consisting of materials compiled for a history of the Office of the Under Secretary of War, 1941-46, and retained copies of letters sent, 1941-46. Copies of source materials used by historian Ray S. Cline in the writing of Washington Command Post: The Operations Division (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1951), 1942-46. Microfilm copy of an index to articles in military periodicals on antitank operations in World Wars I and II, 1928-45 (1 roll). Microfilm copy of records relating to army slang, including a manuscript by Elbridge Colby, "Talk with the Troops: A Familiar Dictionary of Army Argot" (1941), 1940-45 (1 roll). Security-classified microfilm copy of instructions on the activation, redesignation, and disbandment of units, issued by Headquarters Army Ground Forces, 1942-48 (4 rolls), and the Adjutant General's Office, 1942-64 (49 rolls). Security-classified intelligence summaries prepared by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, of the United States Army, Pacific, and predecessor offices, 1953- 59. Microfilm copy of annual historical summaries of Department of the Army organizations, 1950-64 (50 rolls).

Maps: Security-classified microfilm copy of situation maps of the European Theater of Operations, 1943-46 (3 rolls). See also 319.26.

Sound Recordings: Historical evaluations of the East China Railway campaign (1944) and the China air offensive plan (1944), n.d.(9 items). See also 319.28.

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319.20.4 Records of the Historical Services Division relating to
army organizations and operations (1965-74)

Textual Records: Manuscript copies of monographs on army operations in Vietnam (1961-71), 1971-74. Formerly security- classified records relating to the courts-martial of Lts. William L. Calley, Jr., and Robert Graham Lee; and Capts. Vincent N. Harman and Oscar L. Connor, 1968-74. Personnel rosters of selected units of the U.S. Army Vietnam ("USARV"), 1966-72. Publications on army training in Vietnam, 1968-72, and on U.S. Marine Corps operations in Vietnam (1964-68), 1969-71. Copies of selected formerly security-classified papers, donated to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library by Gen. William C. Westmoreland, relating to his activities as Commander of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam ("MACV," 1964-68) and as Chief of the Staff, U.S. Army (1968-72), 1962-81. Security-classified records of the Indochina Refugee Authored Monograph Program, 1973-83.

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319.20.5 Records of the Histories Division

Textual Records: Subject correspondence, 1952-68. Periodic progress reports of component organizations of the Histories Division and its predecessors, 1946-56. Records relating to the preparation and review of various historical monographs, 1945-71.

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319.20.6 Records of the Medical History Division and its
predecessor, the Historical Unit of the Office of the Surgeon
General (Army)

History: Historical Unit established in Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1941. Transferred to U.S. Army Center of Military History and redesignated Medical History Division, 1975.

Textual Records: Daily activity log of the Medical History Division, 1973-79. General reference file, 1970-89. Annual reports of Army Medical Department units, with index, 1970-89. Progress reports of the Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1950-73. Miscellaneous army medical historical reference files, 1950-80. Miscellaneous reports of medical units, 1970-89. Mobilization and operational continuity plans of medical units, 1955-73. Drafts of monographs, with related background materials (ca. 1945-73), 1947-80. Historical records of the Army Medical Services in the European Command, 1949-70. Historical records relating to the Vietnam War, 1962-79, including transcripts of recorded interviews with army surgeons and hospital units on lessons learned and miscellaneous records relating to Vietnam; records concerning the medical activities of Special Forces; background files on army neurosurgery; and records relating to the program of the Interagency Task Force for Indochina Refugees ("Operation New Life"). Program progress reports and related records, 1950-73. Mobilization and operation continuity plans of the Medical Unit, 1955-73. Miscellaneous history background files, 1947-75. Miscellaneous medical publications, 1942-86.

Sound Recordings: Interviews of four medical officers concerning lessons learned in Vietnam, 1966-75 (5 items). Interviews of medical personnel concerning army dental activities in Vietnam (1956-73), 1975 (48 items). Interviews of medical personnel concerning army medical activities in Europe, 1977-78 (7 items). Lecture by Dr. Martin Litwin on the army's blood program in Vietnam, July 19, 1971 (2 items). Proceedings of a Surgical Advisory Committee meeting held in Vietnam, March 18 and 19, 1971 (3 items). Proceedings of two Surgeon General's conferences, June 1970, September 1971 (3 items). See also 319.28.

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319.20.7 Records of the Graphics Branch of the Production
Services Division

Posters (48 images): "Operation Just Cause 20 December 1989-31 January 1990," and "Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm 7 August 1990-28 February 1991," 1991 (MP, 2 images). World War II commemorative print sets, "World War II: The Early Years," and "World War II: The Tide Turns," featuring reproductions of art from the Army Art Collection, 1992 (WP, 46 images).

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319.20.8 Records of the Foreign Military Studies (FMS) Program
and related records (reallocated to RG 549)

History: Program of interrogating leading German officers on their World War II combat and staff experiences, and of compiling reports on such interrogations, administered by Historical Section of Headquarters, Theater Forces European Theater, an arm of U.S. Forces European Theater (USFET), 1945-46. FMS Program assumed and expanded by Operational History (German) Section of Historical Division of Headquarters, USFET, 1946-47, which employed former German officers to produce studies on the German World War II military effort, and which then translated many of the studies into English. Program continued successively by Operational History (German) Branch, Historical Division, Headquarters, European Command (EUCOM, formerly USFET), 1947-51; Foreign Military Studies Branch, Historical Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe (USAEUR, formerly EUCOM), 1951- 58; German Historical Liaison Branch, Historical Division, Headquarters, USAEUR, 1958-59; and German Control Group, Historical Section (formerly Historical Division) of Plans and Policy Branch (redesignated Plans and Requirements Branch, 1961), Headquarters, USAEUR, 1959-61.

Textual Records (reallocated to RG 549): General correspondence of the Operational History (German) Branch, 1945-49. Lists of German officers participating in the FMS Program, with related personnel records on some officers, 1945-61. Index to FMS studies, 1945-61. English-language reports of interrogations of German officers on strategic and operational questions ("European Theater Historical Interrogations [ETHINT] Series"), 1945-46. German-language studies with English translations ("A-Series"), relating mainly to German operations against U.S. forces on the Western Front, 1946-47. German-language studies with English translations ("B- Series"), consisting of histories of units and commands on the Western Front, and operations in Italy and Russia, 1946-48. German-language studies with some English translations ("C- Series"), dealing with general issues of German conduct of the war, and including a reconstruction of the German Armed Forces High Command war diary (1939-43), 1948-61. German-language studies with some English translations ("D-Series"), relating to German operations on the Italian and Eastern Fronts, and to German Navy and Air Force activities, 1946-51. German-language studies with some English translations ("P-Series"), relating mainly to organizational and administrative subjects, 1948-61. Miscellaneous German-language studies with a few English translations ("T-Series"), 1947-51. English translations, with some German-language originals, of the texts of lectures delivered by German officers ("L-Series"), n.d. Records related to those produced under the FMS Program, consisting of copies of English translations of captured German documents (1941-45), made by the British Air Ministry and maintained by the British Air Historical Branch, n.d.; and an incomplete collection of studies prepared by German Air Force officers for the U.S. Air Force, 1954-67.

Photographs (reallocated to RG 549): German officers who contributed to the Foreign Military Studies, 1952-59 (576 images).

Photographic Prints (reallocated to RG 549): Activities of the 1st Battalion, 10th U.S. Infantry Regiment, at Fort Lawton, WA, 1903-5 (LAW, 12 images). Army construction units at Fort Richardson, AK, 1941 (AKR, 170 images). Activities of units attending summer camp at Fort Lewis, WA, 1952 (ORC, 82 images), and at Ford Ord, CA, 1950's (ORD, 164 images).

Finding Aids: Historical Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, A Guide to Foreign Military Studies, 1945-54: Catalog and Index (Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany: Headquarters, U.S. Army, Europe, 1954); with supplement, 1959.

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319.21 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence Command
1917-73

History: Corps of Intelligence Police established as part of an intelligence service to be organized at General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), pursuant to memorandum (WCD 10155-3) of the Chief of the WDGS to the Adjutant General, August 13, 1917. Assigned to newly established Intelligence Section by General Order 3, AEF, January 4, 1918, with responsibility for investigating alleged subversive activity by AEF personnel. Transferred to Military Intelligence Division (MID, see 319.12) of WDGS pursuant to abolishment of General Headquarters, AEF, effective August 31, 1920, by General Order 49, War Department, August 14, 1920. Under MID supervision, collected information on alleged subversive activities in the United States, 1920-42. Redesignated Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), effective January 1, 1942, by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 320.2, MR-M-B, 12-12-41), December 13, 1941. Assigned to Counterintelligence Group, Military Intelligence Service (MIS), following establishment of MIS as the operating arm of MID, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942. Responsible for safeguarding military information, investigating alleged subversive activities among army personnel, and collecting and disseminating information on subversive activities in the United States.

Assigned, with Counterintelligence Group, to Deputy for Administration, MID, effective September 1, 1943, upon abolishment of MIS by MID memorandum, August 30, 1943. By same authority, as confirmed by Circular 333, War Department, August 15, 1944, position of Chief of CIC abolished, effective February 15, 1944, with CIC personnel reassigned operationally to army organizations to which they had been attached. Administration of CIC personnel transferred from MID Counterintelligence Group to Office of the Commanding General, ASF, and assigned to Intelligence Division of ASF, August 1944, as confirmed by letter of the Secretary of War (AG 322 CIC, OB-S-B-M, 10-31-44), November 13, 1944. Position of Chief of CIC reactivated, July 13, 1945.

Counterintelligence Corps Center (CICC), operating under jurisdiction of Director of Intelligence, Headquarters ASF, and consolidating all CIC personnel, training, procurement, and research and development activities, established at Fort George G. Meade, MD, effective July 12, 1945, by Circular 268, ASF, July 13, 1945. Transferred to Holabird Signal Depot, Baltimore, MD, by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 370.5, 9-28-45, OB-I- SPMOC), October 3, 1945.

Pursuant to abolishment of ASF, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946, ASF Intelligence Division functions transferred to WDGS and assigned to newly established Intelligence Division of MIS (reactivated as operating arm of MID, June 1944). Counterintelligence activities assigned to Counterintelligence Branch, MIS, with CIC Chief redesignated branch chief; CIC personnel operationally assigned to the six armies of Army Ground Forces; and CICC assigned to Intelligence Division, WDGS.

MID and MIS consolidated to form Intelligence Division by WDGS Circular 5-2, War Department, April 19, 1947, with Counterintelligence Branch redesignated Headquarters, CIC, and CIC designated a field service of the Intelligence Division. CIC redesignated Intelligence Corps, U.S. Army, effective January 1, 1961, by General Order 48, Department of the Army, December 30, 1960. Abolished, effective March 1, 1966, by General Order 8, Department of the Army, March 7, 1966.

CICC redesignated Army Intelligence Center, effective January 1, 1957, by General Order 56, Department of the Army, December 21, 1956. Redesignated U.S. Army Intelligence Corps Agency, effective July 1, 1962, by General Order 53, Department of the Army, September 7, 1962. Given command status and redesignated U.S. Army Intelligence Corps Command, effective January 1, 1965, by General Order 38, Department of the Army, November 20, 1964. Redesignated U.S. Army Intelligence Command by General Order 23, Department of the Army, July 1, 1965 (see 319.22).

Textual Records: Records relating to various CICC organizations at Fort Holabird, MD, 1942-50. Security-classified historical records relating to the Counterintelligence Corps (1942-61) and the Intelligence Corps, U.S. Army (1961-66), 1941-66. Security- classified manuscript entitled, "History of the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army, 1917-1953," 1959 (30 vols.). Security-classified historical records relating to the Counter Intelligence Corps Center (1945-62), the Army Intelligence Center (1962-65), the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps Agency (1962-65), the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps Command (1965), and the U.S. Army Intelligence Command (1965-74), 1960- 73. Security-classified administrative records of the Military Intelligence Branch, 1962-67. Formerly security-classified documentary collection relating to army counterintelligence organizations, compiled by civilian researcher Thomas M. Johnson, 1957-71. Security-classified reference file of issuances and other counterintelligence-related publications, 1941-72. Security-classified policy and precedent files, 1942-65. Security-classified numbered studies and reports, compiled by the Command Historian, Intelligence Center ("CHIC Reports"), 1917-53, with related correspondence, 1917-53. Miscellaneous security- classified documents relating to army counterintelligence, 1917- 70.

Sound Recordings: Security-classified presentations relating to activities of the U.S. Army Intelligence Command, 1966-69, 1971 (12 items). See also 319.28.

Photographs: CIC activities and operations, 1917-53 (60 images).

Related Records: Records of the Military Intelligence Division (MID, G-2) in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs. Papers of Stephen J. Spingarn relating to his army counterintelligence activities, 1943-64, in National Archives collection of donated materials.

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319.22 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
1936-76

History: U.S. Army Intelligence Command (SEE 319.21) redesignated U.S. Army Intelligence Agency and given status as a field operating agency of the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (see 319.12), effective June 30, 1974, by General Order 20, Department of the Army, June 19, 1974.

Army Security Agency (ASA), to consist of all army signal intelligence and communications security organizations and personnel, established, effective September 15, 1945, by letter of the Secretary of War to all commands (AG 322, OB-S-B-M, 9-4- 45), September 6, 1945. Assigned to Military Intelligence Service, the operating arm of the MID, WDGS, by letter of the Secretary of War to the Chiefs of the Military Intelligence Service and the Army Security Agency (AG 322, OB-S-B, 9-15-45), September 19, 1945. Designated a field service of newly established Intelligence Division, successor in function to MID and MIS, abolished by WDGS Staff Circular 5-2, War Department, April 19, 1947. Redesignated U.S. Army Security Agency by Army Regulation 10-122, Department of the Army, May 13, 1957, and assigned to Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence (SEE 319.12), successor to Intelligence Division. (For an administrative history of predecessors of the Army Security Agency, see RG 457, Records of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, under 457.2, army predecessors of the National Security Agency.)

U.S. Army Intelligence Agency and U.S. Army Security Agency consolidated, effective January 1, 1977, to form U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (USAISC), by General Order 25, Department of the Army, December 30, 1976.

Textual Records: Records held in the Investigative Records Repository at Fort Meade, MD ("IRR Records"), consisting of security-classified case files on persons, organizations, and subjects, accumulated by various USAISC predecessor agencies, 1939-76, with index, 1936-70. Records of ASA field offices and organizations at Fort Devens, MA, 1943-52; Arlington Hall Station, VA, 1945-50; Vint Hill Farms Station, VA, 1945-50; and Two Rock Ranch Station, CA, 1945-50.

Sound Recordings: Interview of Hans Geisler by his attorney, from IRR file X5048608, April 5, 1942 (10 items). See also 319.28.

Finding Aids: National Archives-produced index to IRR case files.

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319.23 Records of Intelligence Field Organizations
1947-63

Textual Records: Security-classified intelligence reports and related records of the 66th Military Intelligence Group, 1950's; the 500th Military Intelligence Group, 1947-58; and the 513th Military Intelligence Group, 1953-63.

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319.24 Records of Schools
1926-65

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319.24.1 Records of the U.S. Army Information School

History: Army Information School, responsible for instructing army personnel in duties involving public information and troop information and education, established at Carlisle Barracks, PA, under jurisdiction of Director of Information of OCS, effective January 23, 1946, by Circular 28, War Department, January 29, 1946. Redesignated Armed Forces Information School, and placed under jurisdiction of Secretary of Defense, by Circular 164, Department of the Army, June 1, 1948. Transferred to Fort Slocum, NY, effective April 16, 1951, by Circular 8, Department of the Army, January 30, 1951. Redesignated Army Information School, and placed under jurisdiction of Commanding General of First Army, effective April 7, 1954, by General Order 18, Department of the Army, March 17, 1954. Redesignated U.S. Army Information School by Army Regulation 350-136, Department of the Army, October 16, 1957. Redesignated Defense Information School, an interservice school under jurisdiction of Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, effective July 1, 1964, by General Order 9, Department of the Army, March 17, 1964.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified general correspondence and other records, 1945-63.

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319.24.2 Records of the U.S. Army War College

History: Army War College (AWC) established at Washington Barracks, DC, under jurisdiction of War College Board, by General Order 155, Headquarters of the Army, November 27, 1901, to study general staff functions and to serve as a temporary general staff. Upon establishment of permanent WDGS by General Order 120, Headquarters of the Army, August 14, 1903, pursuant to an act of February 14, 1903 (32 Stat. 830), AWC placed under jurisdiction of Chief of Staff. Incorporated into newly established War College Division (WCD), with WCD chief designated as AWC president, by two memorandums of the Chief of Staff, September 26, 1910. Transferred to newly established War Plans Division (WPD), with WPD director designated AWC president, upon abolishment of WCD by General Order 14, War Department, February 9, 1919. Redesignated General Staff College, and made directly responsible to Chief of Staff, by General Order 99, War Department, August 7, 1919. Mission defined as training selected officers for WDGS duty and high command by General Order 112, War Department, September 25, 1919. Previous designation as Army War College restored by General Order 40, War Department, August 15, 1921. Classes suspended, 1940-50.

Reactivated at Fort Leavenworth, KS, effective January 25, 1950, by General Order 4, Department of the Army, February 1, 1950. Transferred to Carlisle Barracks, PA, effective April 15, 1951, by General Order 41, Department of the Army, June 6, 1951. Redesignated U.S. Army War College, and placed under jurisdiction of Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, effective July 1, 1960, by General Order 19, Department of the Army, June 16, 1960.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified general correspondence and other records, 1950-64. Reference file of publications, 1932-36.

Related Records: Records of the Army War College and the War College Division in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.24.3 Records of the U.S. Army Finance School

History: Army Finance School established at Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, by General Order 47, War Department, August 10, 1920. Transferred to the Army Finance Center at St. Louis, MO, by Circular 235, War Department, August 7, 1946. Transferred back to Fort Benjamin Harrison, IN, effective March 15, 1951, by General Order 17, Department of the Army, April 2, 1951. Redesignated Finance School, U.S. Army, effective March 1, 1952, by General Order 27, Department of the Army, March 11, 1952. Redesignated U.S. Army Finance School, effective January 1, 1957, by General Order 9, Department of the Army, February 19, 1957.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified and unclassified correspondence and other records, 1926-63.

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319.24.4 Records of the U.S. Army Intelligence School

History: Counter Intelligence Corps Center (CICC), operating under jurisdiction of Director of Intelligence at Headquarters ASF, and including among its personnel instructors and trainees in counterintelligence work, established at Fort George G. Meade, MD, effective July 12, 1945, by Circular 268, ASF, July 13, 1945. Transferred to Holabird Signal Depot, MD, effective October 1, 1945, by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 370.5, 9-28-45, OB-I-SPMOC), October 3, 1945. Transferred to Intelligence Division of WDGS upon abolishment of ASF, effective June 11, 1946, by Circular 138, War Department, May 14, 1946.

CICC training activities officially recognized as Counter Intelligence Corps School (CICS), an army specialist school, effective June 9, 1947, by General Order 59, War Department, June 27, 1947. Located at Holabird Signal Depot, redesignated Fort Holabird, 1950. CICS redesignated Army Intelligence School, effective May 1, 1955, by General Order 20, Department of the Army, March 11, 1955. Redesignated Intelligence School, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, effective January 1, 1957, by General Order 56, Department of the Army, December 21, 1956. Redesignated U.S. Army Intelligence School, effective April 1, 1957, by General Order 15, Department of the Army, March 18, 1957. Consolidated with U.S. Naval Intelligence School to form Defense Intelligence School, a component of the Defense Intelligence Agency, by Department of Defense Directive 5105.25, November 2, 1962.

Textual Records: Records relating to organizational planning, 1957-63. Records relating to conferences, 1957.

Related Records: Records of the Training Group in Records of the Military Intelligence Division (MID, G-2), in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.24.5 Records of the Defense Language Institute

History: Fourth Army Intelligence School established at Headquarters, Fourth Army, in San Francisco, CA, November 1941, to teach Japanese to army personnel being sent to Pacific Ocean area theaters of operation. Redesignated Military Intelligence Service Japanese Intelligence School and transferred to jurisdiction of Military Intelligence Service, operating arm of Military Intelligence Division of WDGS, by memorandum of the Secretary of War to the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2 (AG 352, 4- 3-42, MC), April 7, 1942, effective upon completion of course being given (May 1942). Transferred to Savage (later, Camp Savage), MN, and officially activated, May 25, 1942, by memorandum of the Secretary of War to the Commanding General, Seventh Corps Area (AG 352, 5-21-42, MR-M-B), May 22, 1942. Redesignated Military Intelligence Service Language School by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 352, 6-26-42, MR-M-B), June 30, 1942. Transferred to Fort Snelling, MN, and placed directly under MID jurisdiction, by memorandum of the Secretary of War (AG 352, 7-29-44, OB-I-SPMOC-M), August 1, 1944. Transferred to The Presidio at Monterey, CA, by Circular 185, War Department, June 25, 1946. Russian Language Section added, October 1946. Redesignated Army Language School, effective September 1, 1947, by General Order 84, War Department, September 8, 1947. Redesignated U.S. Army Language School, ca. 1957. Abolished, effective July 1, 1963, by General Order 9, Department of the Army, February 26, 1963, with personnel and functions transferred to Defense Language Institute (DLI) and designated DLI, West Coast Branch.

DLI established as an interservice school, under jurisdiction of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, effective November 5, 1962, by General Order 63, Department of the Army, November 1, 1962. Absorbed U.S. Army Language School, and divided into East Coast Branch (Washington, DC) and West Coast Branch (The Presidio at Monterey, CA), effective July 1, 1963, by General Order 9, Department of the Army, February 26, 1963. Transferred to Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development by General Order 19, Department of the Army, April 22, 1963.

Textual Records: Security-classified and unclassified correspondence and other records, 1942-65. Records of the Army Language School, the Presidio of Monterey, CA, 1946-51. Records of the Military Intelligence Training, Camp Ritchie, MD, 1942-56. Records of the Military Intelligence Language School, Fort Snelling, MN, 1943-45.

Related Records: Records of the Training Branch in Records of the Military Intelligence Division (MID, G-2), in RG 165, Records of the War Department General and Special Staffs.

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319.25 Records of Boards and Committees
1942-72

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319.25.1 Records of the General Staff Council and its
predecessors

History: General Council established by Circular 2, War Department, January 7, 1931, implementing memorandum of the Secretary of War, January 3, 1931, directing that an organization be established in OCS to make recommendations on all major War Department projects and policies. Chaired by Deputy Chief of Staff and composed of representatives of OCS and Office of the Secretary of War. Continued under Department of the Army, with organization and functions as set forth in Memorandum 10-5-10, Department of the Army, May 8, 1952, which named Vice Chief of Staff as chairman. Abolished by Memorandum 1-10-1, Department of the Army, August 13, 1954, and replaced by weekly meetings of selected Army Staff representatives. Successor Military Council established in OCS by memorandum of the Chief of Staff, effective December 29, 1955, on occasion of first meeting. Chaired by Vice Chief of Staff, with members drawn from Army Staff organizations only. Redesignated General Staff Council by consensus of members, May 17, 1956, confirmed by Chief of Staff Regulation 15-7, August 13, 1956.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified minutes of the General Council, 1942-52. Security-classified minutes of the Military Council, 1955-56; and the General Council, 1956-58.

Related Records: General Council minutes, January 12, 1931-May 13, 1940, in 1940-45 central decimal file, AG 334.8 General Council (bulky), in RG 407, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1917- .

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319.25.2 Records of the Budget Advisory Committee

History: Established by Order "E," War Department, October 29, 1925, to advise the Chief of Finance, in his capacity as War Department Budget Officer (WDBO), in formulation of annual army budget, with membership, named annually by Secretary of War, representing Offices of the Assistant Secretary of War, the Chief of Staff, and the Chief of Finance. Assigned administratively to Office of the Chief of Finance, under Chief of Staff.

Transferred administratively to newly established Fiscal Division of SOS, upon vesting of WDBO functions in SOS, effective March 9, 1942, by Circular 59, War Department, March 2, 1942. Transferred to Budget Division of WDSS, upon its establishment from former Budget Office of Fiscal Division of ASF by General Order 37, War Department, July 7, 1943, and upon designation of Budget Division chief as BAC chairman by Army Regulation 10-20, July 17, 1943. Incorporated with Budget Division into newly established Office of the Army Comptroller, January 2, 1948.

Given charter as a standing committee responsible for advising Chief of Staff on army wide financial programs and budget proposals, by memorandum of the Chief of Staff, March 15, 1949, with chief of Budget Division, Office of the Army Comptroller, as chairman, and membership consisting of one general officer of each General Staff division and a general officer for army reserve matters. Charter amended by memorandum of the Chief of Staff, August 3, 1950, to reflect transfer of program-related functions to newly established Program Advisory Committee. Charter amendments confirmed by General Order 34, Department of the Army, October 24, 1950.

Textual Records: Security-classified correspondence and reports, 1949-60.

Related Records: Budget Advisory Committee records, 1925-42, incorporated into estimates and appropriations records of the Chief of Finance as War Department Budget Officer, 1901-42, in RG 203, Records of the Office of the Chief of Finance (Army).

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319.25.3 Records of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
(ACSI) Task Force

History: Established January 1971 to respond to Congressional and media investigations into U.S. Army Intelligence Command (SEE 319.21) surveillance of individuals and organizations opposed to U.S. participation in the Vietnam War. Consisted of ACSI as chairman, and representatives of other Army Staff offices as members. Prepared background material for use by Department of Defense witnesses in hearings conducted by the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Senate Judiciary Committee, held April 1971. Terminated 1972.

Textual Records: Formerly security-classified central correspondence, 1962-72. Formerly security-classified reference files, 1962-72.

Sound Recordings: Radio-broadcast hearings of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Senate Judiciary Committee, relating to army surveillance of civil demonstrations, 1970-71 (9 items). See also 319.28.

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319.25.4 Records of other boards and committees

Textual Records: Minutes of the Munitions Board Procurement Policy Council, 1947-50, maintained by the army member. Minutes, with background materials, of the Supply Management Advisory Council, maintained by the army member, 1951-53. Security- classified records of the Materiel Requirements Review Committee, maintained by the army member, consisting of subject files, 1959- 65; and a reference collection of reports and studies, 1958-65. Security-classified minutes and other records, maintained by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, of the Army Materiel Readiness Committee, 1954-60, and the Program Advisory Committee, 1959-60. Security-classified correspondence and reports of the Joint Army-Navy Ballistic Missiles Committee, 1955-56, maintained by the Chief of Research and Development as a member of that committee. Security-classified minutes and other records of the Research and Development Policy Council, a Department of Defense organization, and its successor, the Research and Engineering Policy Council, 1953-57, maintained by the Chief of Research and Development as a member of the council.

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319.26 Cartographic Records (General)
1923-55

Maps and Charts: Maps and charts used during operations in the major World War II theaters, many showing defenses and/or unit positions and movements, 1923-45; maps compiled by the U.S. Army Center of Military History and predecessors (see 319.20) for use in published histories and monographs relating to World War II, 1942-55; maps showing U.S. Army commands, theaters of operations, and overseas troop deployments, 1942-49; annotated maps of Japanese prefectures, giving information on industrial and agricultural production as part of an economic survey, 1950; and maps culled from correspondence ("Impersonal Name File") of the Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence (see 319.12.1) and from correspondence ("ID File") of the Collections and Dissemination Division (see 319.12.3), 1944-54.

See Maps under 319.2.5 and 319.20.3.
See Maps and Drawings under 319.12.2.

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319.27 Motion Pictures (General)
1959, 1968

Silent film showing conference of the National Counter Intelligence Corps Association Policy Committee, Fort Holabird, MD, April 24, 1959 (1 reel). Action in and around Saigon, South Vietnam, during Tet Offensive, 1968 (5 reels).

See under 319.12.1, 319.12.2, and 319.12.3.

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319.28 Sound Recordings (General)
1969

"Massacre at My Lai," a copyrighted program written for radio broadcast by New York Post columnist Pete Hamill, 1969 (1 item).

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319.29 Still Pictures (General)
1903-66 (bulk 1940-66)

Photographic Prints: Aerial and panoramic views of the United States and other countries; executions of Germans and Japanese convicted as World War II war criminals; and World War II and Korean War military and civilian casualties and atrocities, 1942- 64 (CE, 12,000 images). Ground-level and aerial reconnaissance views of areas in Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Korea, Turkey, and Taiwan, 1954-57 (RC, 5,000 images). Army posts and camps in the United States; army personnel giving instructions in the use of equipment; and civilian personnel using electronic data processing equipment, 1946-66 (CF, 2,000 images). Communications equipment and other electronic devices, 1931-57 (AESC, 2,400 images). Experimental electronic equipment, 1956-57 (LP, 71 images). Various army activities, 1940-66 (SF, 2,416 images).

Photographic Negatives: Frames from motion picture film showing scenes of industrial activity in Eastern Europe and Asia, 1939-51 (MS, 1,520 images).


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
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