Accession Number:

ADA440093

Title:

Reflections on Research and Development in the United States Air Force

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HISTORICAL STUDIES OFFICE BOLLING AFB DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

This Senior Statesmen seminar, held at Boiling Air Force Base, Washington, DC in 1985, explored the research, development, and acquisition RDA process in the United States Air Force. In particular, the discussion among the participants sought to elicit how that process evolved, whether or not it had been successful, why it changed, and what have been the major influences upon it. Readers will note that the discussion proceeds chronologically and topically from the Early Days through the post-World War II era to the 1970s and 1980s. The seminar was essentially a group interview conducted by Dr. Richard H. Kohn, Chief, Office of Air Force History, with senior military commanders and others involved in Air Force research and development. Participants were General Bernard A. Schriever, Lt. General James H. Doolittle, General Samuel C. Phillips, General Robert T. Marsh, and Dr. Ivan A. Getting. The monograph is divided into the following sections The Early Years, World War II, Post World War II, The 1950s, The 1960s, and The 1970s and 1980s.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE