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  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Arthur L. West papers
    Date (bulk): 1964-1972
    Collection Number: 84023
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Vietnamese
    Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 1 motion picture film reel (3.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Reports, manuals, orders, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs relating to American military operations, especially in Vietnam, and to United States Army development of combat systems and tactics, especially the use of armor.
    Creator: West, Arthur L.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1984.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arthur L. West papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1919 January 6 Born, Phoenix, Arizona
    1937 March 6 Married Trois Argel Meyer
    1940 Received B.S. in economics and business administration, Oklahoma A&M College
    1940 August 15 Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    1942 February 1 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
    1942 October 5 Promoted to Captain
    1943 May 26 Promoted to Major
    1943-1944 Battalion Commander, 10th Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division
    1944 September 9 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
    1950-1953 Officer, G-3, Plans Division, Department of the Army
    1953 Officer, G-3, X Corps
    1953-1954 Officer, G-3, Training Division, Eighth Army
    1955 Graduated, Armed Forces Staff College
    1955 March 31 Promoted to Colonel
    1955-1957 Department Director, Command and Staff Department of U.S. Army Armor School
    1958 Graduated, The National War College
    1958-1960 Staff Member, Office of Chief of Staff of Military Operations
    1960-1962 Strategic Planner, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    1962-1963 Commander, Combat Command A, 3rd Armored Division
    1963 July 17 Promoted to Brigadier General
    1963-1964 Assistant Division Commander, 3rd Armored Division
    1964-1966 Director, Organization, Unit Training, and Readiness Directorate
    1966 Promoted to Major General
    1966-1967 Chief, U.S. Army Mechanized and Armor Combat Operations Evaluation (MACOV) Team
    1985 January 3 Died
    1951 Received M.A., Georgetown University

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Reports, manuals, orders, correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, and photographs relating to American military operations, especially in Vietnam, and to United States Army development of combat systems and tactics, especially the use of armor. The original order of the files has been maintained. Original folder titles are denoted with quotation marks.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Motion pictures
    Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    Officers
    Armored vehicles, Military
    United States. Army