Accession Number : ADA327894

Title :   Executive Summary: Senior Officer Oral History Program Interview of Lieutenant General (Retired) Emmett Paige, Jr.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hanford, Craig B.

PDF Url : ADA327894

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This paper summarizes information provided by Lieutenant General (Retired) Emmett Paige, Jr. during interviews conducted by Lieutenant Colonel Craig B. Hanford from October 1996 to April 1997 as part of the U.S. Army War College/U.S. Army Military History Institute Senior Officer Oral History Program. This summary highlights the life, experiences, and insights of four decades of Army service. Only the thirteenth black American to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the history of the U.S. Army, he was the first black Army Signal Corps officer to rise to the rank of Lieutenant General and the first black General Officer to become an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *INTERVIEWING, *BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP), MILITARY HISTORY, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY, MILITARY COMMANDERS, GENERAL OFFICERS, BIOGRAPHIES, RACE RELATIONS, AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE