Marine Corps, on liaison duty with the X
Corps as an amphibious-movement expert
Chosin Col. Edward H. Forney of
the Marine Corps, an expert on amphibious operations, was selected to work with
the 1st Cavalry
Division on plans for the operation.
It was understood from the beginning that the Special Plans Staff, headed by General Ruffner, would be the nucleus of the future X Corps staff. In order to have the benefit of specialized amphibious knowledge, ten Marine and two Navy officers of TTU Mobile training Team Able were assigned on 19 August:
These officers did not begin their new assignment in time to contribute to the preliminary X Corps overall scheme of maneuver.
While General Fellers returned to the U.S. in late August, his team continued to perform important services until it was returned to the U.S. in December, 1951.