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Accession Number : ADD702228

Title :   MILITARY POLICE RIVER/HARBOR SECURITY COMPANY.

Corporate Author :

Personal Author(s) : WEDDINGTON, D. H.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract :

THE ARMY CONCEPT TEAM IN VIETNAM EVALUATED THE 458TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM 1 MARCH 1970 THROUGH 30 APRIL 1971.

THE PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION WAS TO DETERMINE ADEQUACY OF CURRENT COMPANY ORGANIZATION, SUPPORT CONCEPTS,AND ADEQUACY OF PRESENTLY UTILIZED EQUIPMENT.COMPOSED OF 162 MEN AND OFFICERS,THE COMPANY ORIGINALLY HAD 39 PATROL BOATS,RIVER (PBR'S), 18 BOSTON WHALERS (BW'S),AND WAS PHYSICALLY LOCATED AT SIX OUTPOST DETACHMENTS,

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS was  AT DI AN,AND A MAINTENANCE DETACHMENT AT NHA BE.THIS EVALUATION REVEALED THAT THE MISSIONS ASSIGNED ARE REALISTIC AND TECHNIQUES UTILIZED AT THE VARIOUS DETACHMENTS ARE EFFECTIVE.

THE WATERCRAFT ARE ADEQUATE FOR MISSION PERFORMANCE;HOWEVER,SOME MODIFICATIONS AND SOME CHANGES IN ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT ARE RECOMMENDED IN ORDER TO INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS.

IT WAS ESTABLISHED THAT THE MTOE,MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS SUPPORT,AND OVERALL CREW-TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR THE 458TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY ARE INADEQUATE.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A TDA REPLACE THE MTOE AND THAT PROCEDURES BE ESTABLISHED TO IMPROVE MAINTENANCE AND LOGISTICS SUPPORT AND CREW-TRAINING PROGRAMS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE


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