Accession Number : ADA186843

Title :   A Survey of Studies Addressing Graduate Education in the United States Air Force.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Powers, Marcella V

PDF Url : ADA186843

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to establish the basic structure for the education of Army (including Army Air Forces) officers. The charter of the board covered commissioned officers only. The military leadership emerging from World War II recognized that the United States would play a major role in world affairs. The military officers of the United States needed to be educated to assume military leadership under more complex situations and using more sophisticated technology than had been the case before that time. The bulk of this study, chaired by Lieutenant General Leonard T. Gerow, deals with professional military education. Annex 10 (which addresses Army Air Forces) includes the requirement for the Air Institute of Technology. At this early stage of the development of modern-day military education, no specific reference is made to graduate education. The board established the mission of the Air Institute of Technology as assuring scientific technological development of Army Air Forces equipment and efficient operation of procurement, supply, maintenance, and service responsibilities assigned to the Army Air Forces. (p. 75) It would be heavily science-and-research oriented. Instruction would be provided in those subjects to prepare officers to serve in the Air Technical Service Command and tactical operating units. Provisions called for Reserve and National Guard officers to attend an associate, condensed course and for the Air Institute of Technology to provide a correspondence course for officers on inactive status.

Descriptors :   *EDUCATION, *MILITARY PERSONNEL, ADDRESSING, AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, ARMY, ARMY PERSONNEL, EFFICIENCY, GLOBAL, GRADUATES, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NATIONAL GUARD, OFFICER PERSONNEL, OPERATION, PROCUREMENT, UNITED STATES, WARFARE, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE