During the Vietnam War, a fourth forensic laboratory
was established as the U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam, Crime
Laboratory, Long Binh, Vietnam. As America's involvement in
Vietnam was reduced, this laboratory was closed and its mission
was turned over to the Japan Laboratory.
On September 17, 1971 the United States Army Criminal Investigation
Command (USACIDC) was established as a major Army Command and the
three laboratories: US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory,
Fort Gordon, GA; Detachment B, 9th MP Gp (CI), Frankfurt, Germany;
and the 515th MP Detachment B, Japan, were integrated into USACIDC
and redesignated as USACIL-CONUS, USACIL-Europe, and USACIL-Pacific.