Headquarters, 70th Infantry Division|
The following is a brief description of the personnel and sections which
comprised the Headquarters.
Division Commander: The general officer in overall command of the 70th
Assistant Division Commander: The general officer 2nd in command. If the
Division commander became incapacitated, the ADC would take over until a new
Division Commander was appointed.
Chief of Staff: Responsible for formulating and announcing staff
operating policies, and keeping the Division commander informed of all plans.
Liaison Officer and General Staff Section: Liaison officers were
representatives of the commanding officer. They worked under the direction of
the Chief of Staff.
G1: Personnel Section - responsible for unit strength maintenance,
personnel service support, discipline, law and order, civilians and
administrative support for other personnel.
G2: Intelligence Section: Responsible for the production and exploitation
of intelligence, counter-intelligence and intelligence training.
G3: Operations and Training Section: Responsible for operations, the
organization and training of the Division. Maintained current estimate of
situation, prepared plans and SOPs.
G4: Supply Section: Responsible for supply, maintenance, transportation
and services of the Division.
Engineer Section: Provided engineer advice, information and assistance to
the Division commander. He was also the commander of the Divisional engineer
Artillery Section: The Divisional Artillery commander. Assisted the
Division commander in all matters concerning artillery. Planned and coordinated
the use of all artillery and worked in collaboration with G3.
Signal Section: Advised the Division Commander on technical matters
concerning communications. Organized and coordinated the installation and the
operations of the communications within the division.
Ordnance Section: Advised the Division Commander on all matters
concerning ordnance. Ordnance was the combat weapons of all kinds and the
ammunition and equipment used by the division.
QM Section: Responsible for the supply of the division and advised the
Division commander of all matters concerning logistics.
Chemical Section: Assisted the commander and his staff on all matters
concerning operations (offensive and defensive) where chemical matters were
Adj Gen Section: Responsible for strength accounting, replacement
operations, promotions and reductions, distribution management, printing
services, classified document control, publication management, personnel
classification and reclassification, postal services, and morale support of the
IG Section: Responsible for the inquiring and reporting on matters about
performance of the mission, state of discipline, efficiency and economy by
conducting inspections and studies. Answered to Division commander.
Finance Section: Reported to the Division commander on all matters
concerning the accumulation and disbursement of funds, both military and
Judge Adv General Section: Advised all on all matters of law, both
military and civil. Supervised the administration of military justice.
Special Service Section: Supervised programs designed to stimulate,
develop and maintain physical and mental well being.
Chaplain Section: Advised the Division commander on all matters of
religion. Supervised chaplains under him.
Medical Section: Division surgeon advised Division commander on all
matters of medical activities and to preserve the combat strength of the
Division. Responsible for health services and for preventive and curative
actions. The Dental section under the medical section took care of dental