Order of Battle for VII Armored Corps

VII Corps Staff
Commander, Lt. Gen. Fred Franks, USA
Dep. Commander Brig. Gen. Gene Daniels, USA (Remained in Stuttgart)
Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. John Landry, USA
Executive Officer, Lt. Col. Russ Mulholland, USA
CO, Corps Support Command, Brig. Gen. Bob McFarlin, USA
VII Corps Artillery Officer, Brig. Gen. Creighton Abrams, Jr., USA
Staff Weather Officer, Maj. Jerry Thornberg, USA

VII Corps Chief of Plans, Lt. Col Tom Goedkoop, USA, transfered to command of 4/66 Armor, 1st Armored Division, on 26 January 1991, when that unit's original CO was injured. He was relaced at VII Corps by Lt. Col. Bob Schmitt, USA, from the plans office of 3rd Army.

  • 1st Infantry Division [Mechanized]
    CO Maj. Gen. Thomas Rhame, USA
    ADC (maneuver) Brig. Gen. Bill Carter, USA
    1st Infantry Division (Forward) and 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Mech) [Boblingen] in process of inactivating when Desert shield commenced. Personnel used as a port support activity in SWA.
    3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division was replaced by 3rd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division, as a result of which the 10 maneuver battalions of the 1st Mechanized Infantry Division were 6 armored, and 3 mechanized infantry. So this division deployed in effect as an armored division, although short by one maneuver battalion.

  • 1st Armored Division, UK (Maj. Gen. Rupert Smith, United Kingdom)
    The United Kingdom initially deployed the 7th Armoured Brigade ("Desert Rats"). After Gen. Schwarzkopf called for another corps, that deployment was incresed to include a full division, designated 1st Armoured Division, though built out of pieces from various UK divisions deployed in Germany at the time. The overall commander of all UK forces in the theater was Lt. Gen. Sir Peter de la Billiere.

  • Independent and attached Corps Assets

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