Accession Number : ADA433203


Title :   The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force 1947-1965


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HISTORY SUPPORT OFFICE BOLLING AFB DC


Personal Author(s) : Watson, George M , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a433203.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 389


Abstract : This history follows the development of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force from its predecessor organization -the Assistant Secretary of War for Air during World War II-to its modem identity as one of three service secretariats within the Department of Defense. Watson vividly describes the influence of several Air Secretaries: Robert A. Lovett, W. Stuart Symington, Harold E. Talbott, and Eugene M Zuckert. Each made a personal contribution in defining and answering the military issues of the day, among them, the independence of the Air Force, the war in Korea, arguments over roles and missions, and nuclear strategy.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , *OFFICE PERSONNEL , NUCLEAR WARFARE , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , KOREA


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE