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8th Logistical Command
Southern European Task Force

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USFA Support Comd

SETAF Support Comd

4th Logistical Comd

8th Logistical Comd

Leghorn POE

Leghorn Army Depot

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SETAF’s 50th Anniversary - October 2005 - commemorative events.

SETAF Support Command
1955 - 19..
(Source: STARS & STRIPES, Oct 31, 1955)
In late Oct 1955, USFA Support Command in Livorno was discontinued as the logistical base for US Forces in Austria (USFA) and was redesignated as SETAF Support Command.

CO of the new command is Col Charles L. Williams.

8th Logistical Command
(Source: SETAF Information Booklet, c. 1962)
The history of the 8th Logistical Command ges back farther than the history of USASETAF itself. In June 1951, the United States concluded negotiations to establish a line of communication through Italy in support of the US Forces in Austria. The agreement provided for a military port, a general depot, and a post in Leghorn under a logistical command. In November 1952, the depot, port, and post were separate commands. It was later seen, however, that this arrangement did not permit adequate control over the facilities and so the three were reorganized as the US Forces Austria Support Command.

In a later reorganization, the name was changed to USASETAF Logistical Command, and port and depot headquarters were eliminated.

In 1959, the Command name was again changed to USFA Logistical Command SETAF (Field).

Then, in 1960, this command was further redesignated as the 8th Logistical Command.

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U.S. Army Africa (formerly SETAF)
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