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This document is a basic organizational history of the Foreign Science and Technology Center (FSTC). It describes how FSTC was built out of various Army technical intelligence organizations; traces its relocations eventually culminating in settling into a federal building in Charlottesville, VA; and traces its various reorganizations and changes in staffing.
Appendix A contains a detailed discussion of FSTC Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDAs) changes over the years. That analysis shows how administrative problems were handled and how the focus of the organization had changed over the years. It also contains organizational charts corresponding to new TDAs, and tables showing the strengths in officers, enlisted soldiers, and civilian employees at various times.
Appendix B discusses the relationships of FSTC with other organizations particularly other military intelligence organizations. In 1977, the Foreign Technology Division (FTD) of the Air Force Systems Command and the US Naval Intelligence Support Service (NISC) of the US Naval Intelligence Command were analogous organizations in the Air Force and Navy. The Missile Intelligence Agency (MIA) also reporting to DARCOM and the Medical Intelligence and Information Agency (MIIA) reporting to the Office of The Surgeon General of the Army were other Army technical intelligence agencies.
Appendix C discusses tasking procedures for FSTC. It also contains a table showing how many of the various kinds of studies, briefings, etc. were produced each fiscal year.
Appendix D is DARCOM Regulation 10-5, Organization and Functions, US Army Foreign Science and Technology Center.
Appendix E is a list of the official orders and regulations related to FSTC.
Appendix F is a photograph of the FSTC building in Charlottesville, VA.