Accession Number:

ADA433203

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HISTORY SUPPORT OFFICE BOLLING AFB DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

389.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE