Michael Hauben

Michael Hauben is a retired Foreign Service Officer who was a civilian member of the CORDS Province Teams in Tay Ninh and Gia Dinh, Vietnam, 1971-73. After the termination of CORDS in February 1973, he served in its successor organization, the Office of the Special Assistant to the Ambassador for Field Operations (SAA/FO) , as the US Embassy’s representative to Gia Dinh and intermittently, concurrently, to several other provinces “because we were shorthanded,” all in MR-3. His principal responsibility was political reporting. After evacuation in April 1975, he went on to serve in the State Department in Washington, and in USAID in Latin America, South East Asia, Pakistan and Jordan.

The Ties That Bind: Mass Conscription Reinforced an Attrition Borne Allegiance Shift by Tying Rural Families to Government as Military Dependents: A Vietnam Case