below to open that document.
Study of POW Camps in Niigata Prefecture. In 1945
Niigata City was one of the four targets selected to be
destroyed by the atom bomb. As we all know, the war ended before
Niigata was destroyed. If it had been, 2,837 U.S. and other
prisoners of war would have been killed in the process. This
document provides an excellent discussion of the manner in which
the Japanese handled POWs that were sent to Niigata. It was
written as a college thesis by a Japanese student.
Of Signal Corps Units That Served in the Korean War.
This document provides a complete list of all Signal Corps units
that served in the Korean War. The name of each unit on the list
comprises a hyperlink which, if you click on it, will take you
to a public blog where former unit members, family and friends
can inquire of and leave messages for those they served with.
Historical Development of the Political Relationship Between
North Korea and China
and Its Future.
This document provides a historical overview of how the
relationship between North Korea and China became so fractured
that today neither party trusts the other. We originally used it in an
published in October 2017 regarding President
Trump's strategy for confronting Kim Jong-un on his nuclear
weapon development activities.
Il-sung With The Center.
This document provided background research for an article we
published in October 2017 regarding President
Trump's strategy for confronting Kim Jong-un on his nuclear
weapon development activities. It discusses the famous
Minsaengdan incident, a key event that set
these two countries at each other's throats. Caution should be
exercised when reading this document, as while it is accurate in
principle, the facts are presented as communist propaganda.
Historical Summary, U.S. Army Artillery and Missile OCS
January 1967 to 31 December 1967, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. This
document discusses Artillery OCS and provides
excellent background information as to how Signal Corps Officers
interfaced with Artillery Officers. It goes into depth on how
artillery operated during the Vietnam War.
Impact Of War And Atrocity On Civilian Populations; by
Derek Summerfield; Originally used as source material for our
article on our
December 2017 Home Page on the psychological, sociological
and physiological impact of war on civilians, this document
discusses the basic principles required for interventions and a
critique of psychosocial trauma efforts. When thinking of what
the U.S. military can do, and the U.S. government after any war, to
reduce the trauma civilians experience, the concepts discussed
in this document are important to know. As an Army Officer,
having a background in this area will help that combat Officer reduce the stress on
a local population that comes of localized combat efforts.
Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Vietnamese People: The
Effects of the Vietnam Wars on Vietnam; by Jessica
McKenzie; Originally used as source material for our article on
December 2017 Home Page,
this document shows through a study of the effects of the
Vietnam Wars on Vietnam how post-war political, social, cultural
and economic instability, struggle and transformation was
directly related to the battle for the ‘hearts and minds’ of the
Vietnamese people. The relationship between the two Vietnam Wars
creates the focal point for consideration of the frustration of
unification that resulted from the unexpected outcome of the
first war (French-Indo China war) and the importance of
maintaining the enchantment of the population in the post-war
second war (U.S. war in Vietnam) environment.
of Defense Analysis: Army Science and Technology, Master
Plan (ASTMP) Annex E Global Science and Technology
Watch. This document presents the result of the process of
nominating, analyzing and validating the international
cooperative opportunities for International Technology Watch.
When work was initiated on this project it was under the rubric
of the Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP), Annex E,
Opportunities. During production and revision, the Technology
Watch concept was adopted within Defense Department Research and
Engineering as an outgrowth of the ASTMP Annex E. It became the
umbrella for capturing technology opportunities for the Army and
for other DoD entities. While begun in 2001, this document is
still relevant today, especially with regards to where Signals
technology will be going.
Army Signal Corps OCS graduates were assigned to serve in the
Department of the Army's Photographic service, also known as
DASPO and/or the U.S. Army Visual
Information Center. Read its fascinating history here,
as the Signal Corps was and still is tasked to run this critical
element of the U.S. military.
copy of the original Signal Corps Specification Document 486
which stated the specifications for and also
advertised for bids to build a Heavier Than Air
Flying Machine. Issued in Washington in December 1907.
Monmouth Signal Corps OCS History. Written by
Major (R) Richard Green, a founder and board member of this
Association, this excellent document provides a synopsis of how
the U.S. Army Signal Corps came about.
Chart for the U.S. Army Signal Corps, as at July 1943.
This is a large chart. To see details, zoom in with your
computer's magnification tools.
Cryptologic History; Early Postwar Period; Quest for Cryptologic
centralization and the Establishment of the NSA: 1940 - 1952. In
addition to discussing the establishment of the NSA,
this document provides a masterful discussion of the
evolution of SIGINT and COMINT. It is a must read for
anyone seriously interested in how the Signal Corps came to be
what it is today.
a copy of the Military Review published in May 1946 comes this
transcription of the messages sent by the Japanese High Command
to the U.S. to notify the U.S. of their intent to surrender.
This document provides the Official Signal Corps History
of Message Traffic of the Japanese Capitulation.
of agreement between U.S. and USSR on the upgrading of a
hotline between our two countries. This document
discusses the reason for the need of such a hotline, how it
would work, the technology to be used, circuitry, and more. It
puts to bed for all time the idea that a red phone sits
somewhere in the White House waiting to be answered.
1917 - 2007, this document presents a History of the
Commanding Officers at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and
the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command.
Time Pad; discussion of encryption using a One Time Pad.
This is a "stub" document which is highly technical in nature.
Among other things, it covers mathematical
probability of encryption, discrete random variable analysis
and more. If you are interested in how One Time Pads work, this
is for you. If you are an old U.S. spy from the WWII era, and
forgot how your messages were encoded and printed onto burnable
silk, this will bring back memories.
Revealed: Simulation and Computer-aided Cryptanalysis;
The PURPLE machine was used by the Japanese to order their
attack on Pearl Harbor. This document discusses how it works. It
goes into depth on the whys and wherefores of the primary
cryptographic element of the PURPLE machine, a 25 position
stepping switch (also known as a stepping relay or uniselector).
& Technical Manuals
Corps Manual of Visual Signaling - 1910; issued by the
War Department Office of the Chief Signal Officer. This
excellent document describes in great detail every form of
approved visual signaling then in use by the Signal Corps. Among
those types it covers are wig wag flags, torches, heliographs,
acetylene torches, rockets, shells and much more. Technical use
of these devices, forms of cipher and encryption, code calls,
use at night, and on, and on... all are covered in this manual.
Field Manual for the AN/GRC series Radio Sets. Includes data on
the AN/GRC 103, 143, 144, 163 and 222 Radio Sets. This is a
partial document covering Chapter 5 of the FM.
1946 War Department version. This document outlines
physical training as it was given to Army recruits in
WWII. Reading it will bring back fond memories ;-)
Mobile Subscriber Equipment, (MSE) Operations.
Most WWII, Korea and Vietnam era Signals Officers have never
worked with today's Mobile Subscriber systems. If you are from
the old school, this manual will let you in on the secrets of
how military mobile phone systems work.
the Technical Manual for Radio Sets SCR-131 and SCR-161,
1942 versions. Knowledgeable readers know that these instruments
are portable loop, continuous wave (CW) telegraph transmitting
and receiving sets.
Quotations on Leadership: Department of the Army
Pamphlet # 60065; Leadership Statements and Quotes
Archive of War. In December 2014 we began a series of articles
that provided examples of effective American decision making and
leadership, as seen through the documents of war. The intent was
to show how in the not too distant past great American leaders
did not need to interject politics into everything they did and
said, and that often the most profound things that happened in
the world were made known to us, by these same leaders, via the
most simple, clear and concise language possible. The example
documents we provided in that series of articles have been reproduced here. Enjoy reading them.
1. Potsdam Proclamation - An ultimatum for
2. Final Directive Authorizing Use Of Atomic Weapons Against Japan
3. White House P.R. Notifying America Of Dropping Of Atom Bomb
4. Allies' Armistice Demands, 10
5. Statement By The President On The
Situation in Korea, 27 June, 1950.
6. Truman's Address on Korea, July
In August, 2016, the U.S. House of Representatives released an
interim report accusing CENTCOM of doctoring war information and
intelligence reports about ISIS to suite the Obama
Administration's views, rather than portraying the situation as
it really was. We penned an article on that subject, using it as
the basis to discuss the disturbing trend we seem to be seeing
where our political parties, leaders, government and even
military have gotten into the habit of lying to the
American public. You can read our article
here, and read
the House Report by clicking on the document graphic at the
beginning of this paragraph.
Psychological Needs of U.S. Military Service Members and Their
Families: A Preliminary Report. This document provides
an excellent summary of the psychological impact of serving in
the U.S. military, with a focus on the impact of deployment on
family members and children. It originally served as background sourcing
and training material for military task forces about to be sent
of Military Acronyms pertaining to War in Afghanistan.
For those who served in earlier wars, keeping up with the latest
military jargon for today's wars can be hard to do. This list
will help; besides, it's an interesting read if you just want to
get a flavor for what kinds of things Army Officers dealt with
in the Afghan War.
Army Signal Corps OCS Association Membership Application
Form. Use this form to join our Association. Everyone
ArmySignalOCS PX Order Form. Use this document to order goodies
from our PX Page.
Signal Corps OCS Association Scholarship Donation Form.
Complete this document and mail it in if you would like to help
us send more deserving young men and women to college. Hooah!
Army Signal Corps OCS Association Unit Abbreviation Key
For WWII OCS Class Pages. This document will help you
understand the abbreviations used on this website and our Class
Pages in particular.
Contribution to Afghanistan Published by the Japanese
government in 2007, this document shows the kind of non-combat
logistical support American wars require. Explaining where
Japan's $1.2 billion in aid was spent, it provides a good
background for understanding why America needs allies in the
wars it fights.