Mouwembleem Combat Developments Command (CDC) (Sleeve badge Combat Developments Command (CDC))

post war badge

€ 5,00

Established in 1955, the Continental Army Command (CONARC) was responsible for all the active units and armies in the continental United States (CONUS) as well as training centers, schools, and doctrine development. The only activity for which it was not responsible was combat developments, which were the purview of the Combat Developments Command (CDC), which was established in 1962. By the early 1970s, it was evident that the span of control for CONARC was too large for a single headquarters. The Chief of Staff of the Army, General Creighton W. Abrams Jr., initiated Operation STEADFAST, which was carried through by his Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General William E. DePuy. As a result of Operation STEADFAST, CONARC was inactivated, and on 1 July 1973, two new organizations were activated in its place: the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) assumed control of the Active Duty armies and units in CONUS and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) assumed control of training centers, Army schools, and doctrine development. In addition, CDC was inactivated and TRADOC also assumed the mission of combat developments.

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