Here is my latest. This was a quick kitbash.
During the period from 1955 through 1960, the U.S. had between 750 and 1,500 military advisors assisting the Diem government to establish an effective army, organized as the Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam. By 1960 MAAGV was training more than fifty ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) Ranger units. At almost the same time, from 1954 to 1959, the Navy Section of MAAGV, worked to develop a viable navy for South Vietnam. Lt. General Samuel T. Williams served almost five years (1955-1960) as chief of MAAG, based in Saigon.
By December of 1961, 3,200 U.S. military personnel were in Vietnam as advisors. Military assistance was reorganized as the United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), formed under the command of General Paul D. Harkins in February 1962. MACV was there to support the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) to defend the country. MACV included Army Special Forces (Green Beret) instructors and CIA personnel organizing the Montagnards in the mountains.
By 1963, U.S. military advisors in Vietnam had grown to 16,000.
The figure and uniform are by SOTW. I swapped out the head for a Dragon head that had been repainted. The Beret is from Toy Soldier, the gear is from Dragon, 21st century, and SOTW. The Carbine has been repainted.
Everything was given a light weathering. The uniform started out a bright yellow.
I decided to go with the green beret because it looked better than the boonie hat that came with the set.