MAAG - Thailand
Advisory Group (MAAG) Thailand, established September 1950.
JUSMAGTHAI established September 22, 1953 superseding the Military Assistance
Advisory Group (MAAG) Thailand.
9th LOGISTICAL COMMAND
first U.S. Army aviation units arrived in Vietnam in December 1961, the need
for logistical support sharply increased. The 9th Logistic Command on Okinawa
to send an eleven-man logistic support team to South Vietnam on 17 December
This team would eventually become the headquarters of the U.S. Army, Vietnam, the Army component of the U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.
US MILITARY ASSISTANCE COMMAND, VIETNAM-THAILAND
MACTHAI established May 15, 1962, with Gen. Paul D. Harkins, commanding MACV, given simultaneous command of MACTHAI initially consisted of the following: A U.S. joint task force (JTF 116) in Thailand deployed as an element of the SEATO exercise and later held there because of Communist activity in Laos; the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Thailand (JUSMAG); and other U.S. Military elements deployed to Thailand, many from Okinawa. Army units in Thailand were placed directly under MACTHAI on October 30, 1962. The original designation of MACTHAI was U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam-Thailand and called the Military Assistance Group in Thailand (MAGTHAI). MACTHAI would have operational control over all U.S. forces in Thailand.
established September 22, 1953, superseding the Military Assistance Advisory
Group (MAAG) Thailand, established September 1950.
MACTHAI established May 15,
1962, with Gen. Paul D. Harkins, commanding MACV (SEE 472.3), given
simultaneous command of MACTHAI.
Coordination of MACTHAI and JUSMAGTHAI
activities effected through the appointment of Chief of JUSMAGTHAI as Deputy
Commander, MACTHAI, October 31, 1962, with responsibility for operational
control of U.S. logistical troops in Thailand.
Chief of JUSMAGTHAI named
Commander, MACTHAI, July 10, 1965, with headquarters in Bangkok.
JUSMAGTHAI formally combined to form new organization, MACTHAI/JUSMAGTHAI,
April 21, 1975.
MACTHAI/JUSMAGTHAI was abolished July 20, 1976 and returned to the designation of JUSMAGTHAI.
JUSMAGTHAI continued operating under CINCPAC in Bangkok.
Reorganization of CINCPAC, changed US Army Pacific forces into the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii.
JUSMAGTHAI is now the dominant part of USPACOM in Thailand and is currently located in Bangkok and has a website JUSMAGTHAI.