Fonds 2002/16 - United States Dept. of the Army fonds

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United States Dept. of the Army fonds

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CA ON00093 2002/16

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  • 1944-1953, 1964, 1987 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records

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The United States Department of the Army is the executive part of the Department of the Army at the seat of Government. It is the highest level headquarters in the Department and exercises directive and supervisory control over it. The Department is composed of the Office of the Secretary of the Army; Office of the Chief of Staff, Army; the Army Staff; and specifically designated staff support agencies. Within Army regulations, those support and reporting responsibilities set aside for Major Commands generally apply to the Department of the Army unless otherwise specified. The United States Department of the Army is part of the Department of Defense, which was created by the National Security Act of 1947

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Fonds consists of two files. File 1 contains army regulations for the United States Department of the Army during 1944-1953. The areas covered by the regulations include: service medals; decorations; awards; commendations; and insignia. File 2 consists of the final draft of publication entitled “Battlefield Deception”, a manual drafted in December 1987 for commanders and staffs who plan, direct and conduct combat operations at echelons above corps (EAC) and echelons corps and below (ECB). The manual sets forth principles associated with battlefield deception operations and explains how to plan and execute such operations at the operational and tactical levels of war. File 2 also includes a manual entitled "Quadripartite Standing Operating Procedures under the ABCA Basic Standardization Agreement 1964".

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  • English

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Related material can be found in the Document Collection under the heading "Army, Dept. of . U.S."

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