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1.                 
Military Schooling.  To farther his technical “Know-how” and
educational competence he attended the Air Corps Engineering School and
graduated the same in July 1941.  He then
took an advanced course in Aeronautical Engineering at Stanford University and
was promoted to Captain in April 1942. Two months after he got his master’s
degree he swiftly got promoted to Major. He graduated from the National War
College in June 1950 in preparation for higher
staff and command positions. “The College is concerned with grand strategy and
the utilization of the national resources necessary to implement that
strategy.  Its graduates will exercise a
great influence on the formulation of national and foreign policy in both peace
and war”1.
General staff training and service had at its core a commitment to knowledge,
logic, detailed analysis and a shared, almost interchangeable approach. His
professional excellence in knowledge boosts his career miles away just like his
invention.

 

2.                 
Military Experience.  His early career started back when he was
first commissioned at the Army Field Artillery. His previous assignment
includes his tour of duty at Albrook Field, Panama. He flew as Air Mail pilot
in Northwest Airline in 1937 and returned to duty in October 1938 with the 7th
Bomb Group at Hamilton and a year later became a test pilot at Wright Field.  Furthermore in July
of 1942, General Schriever went to the Pacific for combat with the 19th
Bomb Group, taking part in the Bismarck Archipelago, Leyte, and Luzon, Papua,
North Solomon, South Philippine and Ryukyu Campaigns.

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3.                 
Military Post / Assignment.  In January 1943, he was
transferred to the 5th Air Force Service Command in maintenance and
engineering assignments, and as Chief of Staff. In 1959, General Schriever was
appointed as the Commander of the Air Research and Development Command, and two
years after, he became Commander of the Air Force Systems Command.  And in later part of his career, his outstanding
performance suited him to be the next Commanding Officer of Advanced Headquarters
for the Far East Air Service Command which supported theatre operations from
bases in Hollandia, New Guinea, Leyte, Manila and Okinawa.

 

4.                 
General
Schevier started to be known and inherently became a think-tank of the US Air
Force on August 5, 1954 as he lead the Western Development Division and prime
up to form a small group of military officers and converged on a subtle but
carefully set abandoned parochial school in the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood
to begin their scientific effort to build an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

1 Lt.
Col. Leonard T. Gerow, President of the Board, National War
College

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