1st MIBARS In Vietnam!


 The 1st MIBARS Legacy


Authoritative Documentation

 of the Vietnam Mission

1st MIBARS Is In the Book!  The role of 1st MIBARS in the collection and processing of military intelligence during the war in Vietnam is documented by Major General Joseph A. McChristian, who was Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, from 1965 through 1967.

Photo Credit: MIV

"The Flying Eye Battalion" shield worn by MIBARS personnel on the epaulets of green and khaki uniforms during 1966-1967.  The motto -- Informare Laboramus -- is translated as "We Work to Inform."

Credits

The quotations in this section are excerpted from VIETNAM STUDIES: The Role of Military Intelligence 1965-1967, by Major General Joseph A. McChristian, photograph to the right.  This work is believed to be in the public domain.  It was published by the Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., in 1994.  The Library of Congress Catalog Card Number is 74-600003, and it was first printed as 1974-CMH Pub 90-19. It is for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S., Government Printing Office Washington D.C. 20402.  As of March 25, 2003, it was posted in its entirety on the World Wide Web Site of the Center for Military History.

Photo Credit: Michael Tymchak, Commanding Officer, 1st MIBARS, 1968

For selected quotations of what General McChristian wrote

 on the role and accomplishments of 1st MIBARS during The Vietnam War, click the links below


Mission and Impact

Visual Surveillance

Hand-held Camera Program

Intelligence Keys

ES-38A Mobile Photography Laboratory


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