CISO Indigenous Poncho Liner

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The Counter Insurgency Support Office was established on Okinawa in 1963 to supply clothing, weapons and equipment to Special Forces in Vietnam. Principally run by Ben Baker, the office issued standard and untraceable (sterile) gear (such as this ammo pouch and this rucksack). This item is an Indigenous poncho liner, its smaller…

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CISO Indigenous Poncho

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This is a sterile poncho designed by CISO (Counter Insurgency Support Office) in Okinawa for the indigenous team members, it is the same overall design as the US version but quite a bit smaller and a dark green nylon that isn't coated in any way. There was also a poncho liner and…

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Conrad “Ben” Baker & CISO

Baker, a WW II veteran who served briefly in General Douglas MacArthur’s headquarters staff before putting his skills at organization and logistics to work with Field Engineers. In 1963 he was working in Okinawa when Special Forces Capt. David E. Watts worked to develop the Counterinsurgency Support Office (CISO) in…

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