366th SPS

Vietnam ~ Thaila nd
Phan Rang AB, RVN, 8 Feb 1966;
Da Nang AB, RVN, 10 Oct 1966;
Takhli RTAFB
, Thailand, 27 Jun-31 Oct 1972


366th Security Police Squadron (TAC) LINEAGE.

  • Constituted 366th Air Police Squadron on 15 Nov 1952.
  • Activated on 1 Jan 1953.
  • Inactivated on 25 Sep 1957.
  • Activated on 26 Jan 1966.
  • Organized on 8 Feb 1966.
  • Redesignated 366th Security Police Squadron on 15 May 1967.

HONORS.

SERVICE STREAMERS. None.
The Vietnam Service Streamer, a unit award analogous to the award of the medal and ribbon for the individual. is identical to the ribbon in design and color. A United States Air Force (USAF) unit qualified for the Vietnam Service Streamer if it was based in South Vietnam at any time between 1 July 1958 and 14 November, or 29 January through 28 March 1973.* A unit based during these same periods in Thailand and flying missions into or over Vietnam also received the Vietnam Service Streamer. Nonpaying combat support units based in Thailand at any time between 1 July 1958 and 28 March 1973 are also entitled to the service streamer.
* Units earned the appropriate campaign streamers between 15 November 1961 and 28 January 1973.

CAMPAIGN STREAMERS.
A Campaign Streamer is a Vietnam Service Streamer with the name and dates of the campaign embroidered on it. With one exception, the Vietnam Air-Ground Campaign, a unit qualified for a campaign streamer if it was based in Vietnam or engaged in combat in Southeast Asia during the period of a designated campaign.

    VIETNAM:

  • Vietnam Air, 31 January - June 1966.
    Vietnam Air 1966
  • Vietnam Air Offensive, 29 June 1966-8 March 1967.
    Vietnam Air Offensive 1966-1967

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II, 9 March 1967-31 March 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II 1967-1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III, 1 April-October 1968.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase III 1968

  • Vietnam Air/Ground, 22 January-7 July 1968.
    Vietnam Air/Ground 1968

  • Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV, 1 November 1968-22 February 1969.
    Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase IV 1968-1969

  • TET 69/Counteroffensive, 23 February-8 June 1969.
    TET 69/Counter-Offensive, 1969

  • Vietnam Summer-Fall, 9 June-31 October 1969.
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969

  • Vietnam Winter-Spring, 1 November 1969-30 April 1970.
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1969-1970

  • Sanctuary Couteroffensive, 1 May-30 June 1970.
    Sanctuary Counter-Offensive 1970

  • Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970.
    Southwest Monsoon, 1 July-30 November 1970

  • Commando Hunt V, 1 December 1970-14 May 1971.
    Commando Hunt V 1970-1971

  • Commando Hunt VI, 15 May-31 October 1971.
    Commando Hunt VI 15 May-31 October 1971

  • Commando Hunt VII, 1 November 1971-29 March 1972.
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  • Vietnam Ceasefire, 30 March 1972-28 January 1973.
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ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMERS. None. DECORATIONS.

  • Presidential Unit Citation :
    South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966-10 Apr 1967


    Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards with Combat "V" Device:
    South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

    • 1 Apr-26 Jun 1972.

    Phan Rang AB: South Vietnam, 8 Feb-Oct 10 1966;
    Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966-Jun 27 1972

    • 1 Jun 1966-31Mar 1967;
    • 1 Apr 1967-31 Mar 1968;
    • 1 Apr 1968-31 Mar 1969;
    • 2 Aug 1970-31 Mar 1972.

    Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:
    South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

    • 17 Apr 1974-15 Apr 1976;
    • 18 Aug-16 Sep 1976;
    • 16 Apr 1976-27Mar 1978;
    • 1 Apr 1983-31 Mar 1985.

    Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses with Palm:
    South Vietnam, 2 Apr-2 Sep 1967

    • 1 Apr 1966-31 Oct 1972.

    ASSIGNMENTS.

    • 366th Air Base Group, 1 Jan 1953-25 Sep 1957.
    • Pacific Air Forces, 26 Jan 1966;
    • 366th Combat Support Group, 8 Feb 1966--.

    STATIONS.

    • Alexandria (later, England) AFB, LA, 1 Jan 1953-25 Sep 1957.
    • Phan Rang AB: South Vietnam, 8 Feb 1966;
    • Da Nang AB, South Vietnam, 10 Oct 1966;
    • Takhli RTAFB, Thailand, 27 Jun-31 Oct 1972;
    • Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, 31 Oct 1972--.
    SQUADRON & STATION. COMMANDER.

    DATE.

    366th APS, Alexandria (later England) AFB, LA Capt Gerald G. Speicher
    31 Jan 1953
    366th APS, Alexandria (later England) AFB, LA 1 Lt Homer P. Mallory
    30 Apr 1953
    366th APS, Alexandria (later England) AFB, LA 2 Lt Robert N. Hunter
    31 Oct 1953
    366th APS, Alexandria (later England) AFB, LA Capt Richard W. Marsh
    30 Nov 1953
    366th APS, Alexandria (later England) AFB, LA Capt Carl P. Dimmitt
    6 Sep 1957
    366th AIR POLICE SQUADRON INACTIVATED: 366th APS
    25 Sep 1957
    366th SECURITY POLICE SQUADRON REDESIGNATED 366th SPS
    26 Jan 1966
    366th SPS, Phan Rang AB: South Vietnam SQUADRON ACTIVATED
    8 Feb 1966
    366th SPS, Phan Rang AB: South Vietnam Major William C. Sloan
    8 Feb 1966
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj C.L. Sponaugle
    10 Oct 1966
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj Donald W. Hern
    ca. 1967
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Capt Richard B. Jenkins
    1 Aug 1968
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Lt Col Paul F. Schwab
    8 Aug 1968
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Lt Col Woodrow W. Brock
    1 Aug 1969
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj Francis L. Oswald
    12 Jun 1970
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Lt Col Jay M. Russell
    5 Nov 1970
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj Francis L. Oswald
    6 Mar 1971
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj John R. Stocker
    24 Mar 1971
    366th SPS, Da Nang AB, South Vietnam Maj Felix F. Barbour, Jr.
    3 May 1971
    366th SPS, Takhli RTAFB, Thailand Maj Edward H. Martin
    27 Jun 1972
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Lt Col William T. Luckett, Jr.
    8 Aug 1972
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Edward H. Martin
    15 Sep 1972
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Lt Col Jack L. Graber
    31 Oct 1972
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Rolland E. Hoover
    28 Dec 1973
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Capt Curtis Wallace
    ca. Sep 1976
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Oldrich F. Cejka
    11 Oct 1976
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Lt Col William G. McCoy, Jr.
    14 Dec 1977
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Melvin G. Grover, Jr.
    18 May 1978
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj John W. Hartman
    17 Apr 1981
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj James D. Walker
    9 Jul 1983
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Capt Edward M. Means, III
    10 Jan 1985
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Capt Walter G. Lucas (LTC, Ret.)
    28 May 1985
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Natividad Gonzalez
    1 Aug 1988
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Capt Patrick M. Kelly
    1 Oct 1991
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Colleen M. Duffy
    29 Nov 1991
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Lt Col James E. Leist
    19 Jul 1993
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Lt Col Ronnie J. Bullock
    8 Aug 1995
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Capt Thad B. Hill
    9 May 1997
    366th SPS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Michael I. Trapp
    12 Jun 1997
    366th Security Police Squadron INACTIVATED
    1 Jul 1997
    366th SECURITY FORCES SQUADRON REDESIGNATED
    1 Jul 1997
    366th SFS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho Maj Jeffery S. Bateman
    6 Jun 1999

    EMBLEM. 20 May 1985 through 19 June 1988
    366th SPS Emblem, Phan Rang AB: Da Nang AB, South VIetnam, and Takhli RTAFB, , Thailand











    366th Security Police Sq

    UNIT EMBLEM: 366th Security Police Squadron
    Approved 12 Dec 1984 (slight modification of emblem approved on 25 Jan 1955). Photographic Negative Number: DF-SC-85-03151 (color).

    DESCRIPTION: On a blue disc a yellow shield charged with a black baton between two red lightning bolts saltirewise below a pair of black scales and all within a narrow black border.Attached above the disc a blank red scroll bordered black and attahced below the disc a red scroll bordered a black inscribed "JUST TREATMENT UNDER LAW" in black letters .

    SIGNIFICANCE: The scales are symbolic of "just treatment" under law. The baton is an ancient symbol given to those authorized to carry out the laws and orders. The two lightning bolts, overlapping the baton, are symbolic of the responsibility charged to those carrying out the mission of the Security Police.

    MOTTO: JUST TREATMENT UNDER LAW.

    CABLE NUMBERS OF COLORS:

     
    Full
    Ultramarine Blue 65010 (AF Ultramarine)
    Air Force Yellow 70068
    Black HAN 67138
    Scarlet HL 67111
    Subdued  
    Olive Drab HAH 67133
    Spruce Green HAE 67130
    Black HAN 67138
    Olive Drab HAH 67133


    DATE PREPARED. 12 May 1995.
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    UPERSEDES. Statement on 24 Oct 1985.
    HISTORIAN. Dr. Bynum Weathers
    APPROVED BY Judy G. Endicott, Historian.

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