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The Navy's Cold War Spooks - Fleet Intelligence Center U.S. Naval Forces Europe (FICEUR) established 1961

 

It was FICEUR's responsibility to gather intelligence on:

All of Europe, including Turkey; the USSR west of longitude 100E; Jordan, Syria, Israel & Lebanon in the Middle East;

Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria & Morocco in North Africa; Iran and Iraq on the Arabian Peninsula.

 

 

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Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, established in 1947, Two star rank, 1960's cut edge Japanese made patch

 

The Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR) serves as independent and objective agency within the United States Navy for the operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of naval aviation, surface warfare, submarine warfare, C4I, cryptologic, and space systems in support Navy and U.S. Department of Defense acquisition programs.

 

Among the many divisions and units they control are:

 

VX-1 - Naval Air Station Patuxent River at Patuxent River, Maryland
VX-9 - Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake at China Lake, California
VX-9 Detachment - Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico at Naval Air Station Point Mugu at Point Mugu, California
HMX-1 - Quantico, Virginia.

 

Full listing of OPTEVFOR Divisions and Units here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operational_Test_and_Evaluation_Force

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Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force, established in 1947, Two star rank, 1960's cut edge Japanese made patch

 

The Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR) serves as independent and objective agency within the United States Navy for the operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of naval aviation, surface warfare, submarine warfare, C4I, cryptologic, and space systems in support Navy and U.S. Department of Defense acquisition programs.

 

Among the many divisions and units they control are:

 

VX-1 - Naval Air Station Patuxent River at Patuxent River, Maryland
VX-9 - Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake at China Lake, California
VX-9 Detachment - Marine Corps Air Facility Quantico at Naval Air Station Point Mugu at Point Mugu, California
HMX-1 - Quantico, Virginia.

 

Full listing of OPTEVFOR Divisions and Units here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operational_Test_and_Evaluation_Force

 

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Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR)

Undersea Warfare Division - 4.0 - Two Star Rank

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Fleet Air Wings Atlantic - ASW Anti-Submarine Warfare - Two Star Flag Rank

 

Sep 1948: Commander Fleet Air Wings, Atlantic was established at NAS Norfolk, Va., 1 Jan 1964: Fleet Air Wings, Pacific was established.. Jun–Jul 1973: Fleet air wings were redesignated patrol wings.

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