Henry Joseph Albert *   1965 - 1975

NON COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

LTC Lloyd Stromgrem    DEC 1958 - DEC 1959

LTC Pajoum

NCOIC - SECOND ORDER LEVELS

MSGT George Froberg -     1956 - 1957   

IRAN SURVEY PROJECT                 1954 - 1959

* Henry Joseph Albert worked directly with the Iranian Ministry of War-National Geographic Organization and was close friends with many of the upper echelon in the Iranian Government.

Mr. Albert's daughter Louise provides the following: "We departed for Iran in the summer of 1965 and my parents and sister remained there until 1975.  He was close friends with many of the upper echelon in the Iranian Government.  Lt. General Sadeghian advised Dad to get his family out of Iran before the hostilities broke out.  He had already received a letter bomb at the house

At the behest of the Mapping and Geodesy Branch of the Corps of Engineer’s headquarters and working through the State Department and the Department of Defense, the U.S. in 1954/55 signed an agreement with the Shah of Iran to (1) make maps of Iran and (2) train Iranian soldiers to be mapmakers. The tangible benefits would be to obtain much needed intelligence data via maps, the training of Iranians soldiers in topography, and the establishment of a very close relationship between the two governments.


Information provided by George A. Jacob and George Froberg.


More detailed information can be found on Mr. Jacob's Web page. CLICK HERE

OFFICERS

Photo taken in 1953 at Ft. Scott, Calif.   

(Names of AMS personnel provided by Thomas Hughes and George Jacob).

1LT  AL BLANKENSHIP    1959

CPT George Jacob    1958 - 1960​                                                             Military Chief of First Order Triangulation


COMMANDING OFFICERS

ARMY MAP SERVICE - CIVILIAN PERSONNEL  

William Doxey  -  GEODESIST DIRECTOR

From left to right are: the Iranian Officer In Charge, Lieutenant Colonel Pajoum; Captain George A. Jacob (Military Chief of First Order Triangulation); Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd Stromgren (Project OIC); and First Lieutenant Al Blankenship (helicopter pilot).  Photo taken in the Fall of 1959. Click photo for a larger view.

Rudy Salvermoser - GEODESIST DIRECTOR

LTC Richard Underwood    DEC 1959                       Photo as of yet unavailable

CPT John South    1956 - DEC 1957                               Photo as of yet unavailable 

IRANIAN OFFICER IN CHARGE

Thomas Hughes


Robert Wannen


Glen Chestnut


Bob Senter


Aubrey Sapp


Denny Knott


Al Kmieck


Ray Barrowman


Hank Zabinski


Don Poole

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