TABLE 6—EXPANSION OF 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP AND SPAN OF ADVISORY OPERATIONS, OCTOBER 1964—JULY 1967

Date (End of Month) Assigned Group Strengtha Number of Detachments Number of Detachments With Advisory Mission CIDG Strength Regional and Popular Forces Strength Total Indigenous Paramilitary Advised
C B A Sector Subsectorb Camp Strike
Force
Mobile Strike Forcec
Oct 64 951 0 5 44 0 0 19,000 d 0 19,000
Dec 64 1,227 4 6 48 0 1 20,400 1,600 600 22,600
Mar 65 1,338 4 11 48 0 7 19,000 1,150 4,500 24,650
Jun 65 d 4 11 54 5 31 22,000 1,450 18,000 41,450
Sep 65 d 4 11 61 5 38 24,400 1,900 25,000 51,300
Dec 65 1,828 4 11 62 5 36 30,400 1,800 28,800 61,000
Apr 66 2,318 4 14 74 7 37 34,300 2,100 36,000 72,400
Jul 66 2,627 5 16 76 7 31 33,400 2,400 34,000 69,800
Oct 66 2,589 5 16 76 6 32 34,800 3,200 28,000 66,000
Jan 67 2,745 5 16 80 6 29 d d d d
Apr 67 2,726 5 16 80 6 24 32,350 5,500 24,750 62,600
Jul 67 2,657 5 16 80 4 23 34,350 5,700 18,250 58,300

a Strength figures are only approximate. Official 5th Special Forces Group reports contain numerous irreconcilable discrepancies, for instance, between the number of detachments with sector and subsector mission and total of Regional Forces and Popular Forces advised for September and December 1965.
b Included in totals of previous column. B detachments had sector mission and A detachments had subsector, but the subsector column includes some B detachments with both sector and subsector missions.
c Or equivalents.
d Not available.


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