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Ill Marine Amphibious Force*

6May-31Dec

*III Marine Expeditionary Force redesignated to III Marine Amphibious Force on 7 May.

III MAF Headquarters

Commanding General

MajGen William R. Collins ...................6May-4Jun

MajGen Lewis W. Walt ..................... .4Jun-31Dec

Deputy Commanding General

BGen Marion E. Carl...................... 12May-24May

BGen Keith B. McCutcheon .................. 6Jun-31Dec

Chief of Staff

Col Regan Fuller ........................... .6May-llSep

Col George C. Axtell, Jr. .................... 12Sep-31Dec

Deputy Chief of Staff

ColOlinW. Jones, Jr. ......................15Jun-18Aug

Col Howard E. Wertman ................... 19Aug-31Dec

G-l

Col Frederick C. Dodson ................... .6May-24May

LtCol Donald T. Doxey ..................... 25May-7Aug

Col Don W. Galbreaith ..................... .8Aug-31Dec

G-2

Col Horace E. Knapp, Jr. .................. .6May-10May

LtCol Edward Cook ........................ HMay-30Jun

Maj Robert E. Gruenler ........................ lJul-9Jul

LtCol Dale N. Davis ......................... 10Jul-26Jul

Col Leo J. Dulacki ......................... .27Jul-31Dec

G-3

Col Hardy Hay ............................. .6May-9Jul

LtCol Rex C. Denny, Jr. ..................... . 10Jul-14Jul

Col Edwin H. Simmons ...................... 15Jul-31Dec

G-4

Col Norman R. Nickerson ................... 12May-27Jul

LtCol Joseph S. Heitzler ..................... 28Jul-25Aug

Col Harold A. Hayes, Jr. ................... 26Aug-31Dec

G-5*

Col Elmer G. Glidden, Jr. ................... 23Aug-280ct

Maj Charles J. Keever ...................... 290ct-31Dec

*On 29 October, the G-5 changed from Plans Officer to Civil Affairs/Psychological Warfare Officer and a new billet, G-6 Plans officer, was established.

G-6

Col Elmer G. Glidden, Jr. ................... 290ct-31Dec

 

3d Marine Division *

6May-31Dec

*Until the arrival of the 9th Marines on 6 July, the 3d Marine Division had two command echelons, the 3d Marine Division {Forward) at Da Nang and the 3d Marine Division (Rear) on Okinawa.

3d Marine Division Headquarters

Commanding General

MajGen William R. Collins .................. .6May-3Jun

MajGen Lewis W. Walt ..................... .4Jun-31Dec

Assistant Division Commander, Da Nang

BGen Frederick J. Karch ..................... 18Jun-3Aug

BGen Melvin D. Henderson. ................ .4Aug-10Dec

BGen Lowell E. English ..................... 22Dec-31Dec

Assistant Division Commander, Chu Lai

BGen Frederick J. Karch ..................... 5Aug-8Nov

BGen Jonas M. Platt ....................... .9Nov-31Dec

Chief of Staff

Col Clifford F. Quilici. ..................... .6May-14May

Col Andrew I. Lyman. .................... .15May-13Aug

Col Donald W. Sherman .................... 14Aug-31Dec

G-l

Col Edward H. Greason. .................... .6May-27Jun

Col Robert M. Port........................ .28Jun-31Dec

G-2

Maj Charles T. Williamson .................. 6May-24Aug

LtCol Richard J. Schriver ...................25Aug-31Dec

G-3

Col Royal E. North. .......................12May-12Aug

Col Don P. Wyckoff........................ 13Aug-31Dec

G-4

LtCol John D. Ross ........................ 12May-30Jun

Col Frank R. Wilkinson, Jr. ................... lJul-31Dec

G-5-

Maj John Colia ............................ 15Dec-31Dec

*The division established the billet of Civil Affairs Psychological Warfare Officer on 15 December.

Headquarters Battalion

Maj Charles W. Abbott .....................6May-18Jul

Maj John E. Watson, Jr. ..................... 19Jul-31Dec

3d Marines

Col Edwin B. Wheeler ..................... .6May-15Aug

Col Norman R. Nickerson .................. 16Aug-22Nov

Col Thell H. Fisher ....................... .23Nov-31Dec

4th Marines

Col Edward P. Dupras, Jr. .................... 7May-24Jul

Col James F. McClanahan . .................. .25Jul-31Dec

7th Marines

Col Oscar F. Peatross ...................... 15Aug-.31Dec

9th Marines

Col Frank E. Garretson. ..................... .6Jul-11Aug

Col John E. Gorman ...................... .12Aug-31Dec

12th Marines

Col William P. Pala .......................... .8Jul-14Jul

LtCol Walter E. Stuenkel ..................... 15Jul-30Jul

Col James M. Callender. .................... .31Jul-31Dec

l/l

LtCol Donald V. McCloskey ................. 28Aug-27Sep

LtCol HaroldA. Hatch ..................... .28Sep-31Dec

2/1 *

LtCol Robert T. Hanifin, Jr. ................. 23Dec-31Dec

*Part of the SLF 5Sep-22Dec.

1/3*

LtCol William H. Lanagan, Jr. ............... .6May-lSep

LtCol Robert R. Dickey III .............. 19Nov-31Dec

*1/1 relieved 1/3 on 31Aug ending the intertheater battalion tram. placement system, l/l did not redesignate to l/).

2/3*

LtCol David A. Clement .............. .6May-10Nov

LtCol William K. Horn. . .......... HNov-19Nov

*2/3 departed Vietnam for Okinawa as the first battalion involved in the newly instituted intra-theater battalion rotation program. The newly formed l / 3 replaced 2/3 at Da Nang.

 

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