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CHAIRMEN AND EXECUTIVE.' DIRECTORS'' OF COMMITTEES


Committee on Aeronautics
Mr. HARTLEY ROWE, Vice President
and Chief Engineer, United Sruit Go
Chairman.
Mr. J. B. JACOB, Executiv Director.

Committee on Bask Physical Sciences
Dr. W.. V.. HOUSTON; -residenta Rice
Institute. -
Dr. MARTIN GRABAU.


Committee on Electronics
Dr. J. A. STRATTON, Director, Research
Laboratory-of Electronics, Massachusetts
institute of Technology.
Mr. NORMAN L. WINTER.

Committee on Geographical Exploration
Dr. JOHN K. WRIGHT, Director, Ameri-
can Geographical Society.
Dr. SIDNEY PAIGE.

Committee on Geophysical Sciences
Dr. ROLAND F. BEERS, President, Geo-
technial Corp.
Dr. C. S. PIGGOT.


Committee on Guided Missiles
Dr. FREDERICK L. HOVDE, President,
S Purdue University.
Mr. KARL KELLERMAN.


Committee on Human Resources
Dr. DONALD G. MARQUIS;C hihimm*a
Department of Psycholog r Uivasimr5di
Michigan.
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Comnmtee on Medical. Scienlrm ,--, J~rJ-n
Dr. FRANCIS G. BLAKE, St l b*'o-
fessor of Medicine, Yale University.
Dr. JOSEPH F. SADOSK;, j. :'"' w'o


Committee on Navigation
(Appointments not yet made.)



Committee on Ordnance
Mr. F. C. CRAWFORD, President, Thomp-
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Special Committee on Technical Information
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,The Research andDev~lepment Board,, ait ed,.by. secti'gI .4
ationat Security Act of 1947, was formally set up within the National Military
Establishment upon the appointment of Dr. Vannevar Bush as Chairman on
30 Sepftmber-1 947. The new Board held its first meeting 19 December x947,
auwlidch time the credentials of all members were accepted by the Board.
U. :nder the provisions of the National Security Act the Board is directed:
..(). to prepare a complete and integrated program of research and develop-
ment for military purposes;
(2) to advise with regard to trends in scientific research relating to national
Sciirity d the measures necessary to assure continued and increasing progress;
(3) .to recommend measures of coordination of research and development
amopg themilitary departments, and allocation among them of responsibilities
fo specific programs of joint interest;
(4) tp formulate policy for the National Military Establishment in connection
with research and development matters involving agencies outside the National
military, Establishment;
5)to consider the interaction of research and development and strategy, and
to advise the Joint Chiefs of Staff in connection therewith; and
'(6) to perform such other duties as the Secretary of Defense may direct."
The directive outlining the terms of reference under which the RDB will
operate was approved by the Secretary of Defense on x8 December 1947.
The DB was preceded by an earlier agency, the Joint Research and Develop-
rit Board which had been organized directly under the Secretaries of War and
|tf'avyI'by charter 6 June 1946 to coordinate the research programs of the War
a1i avy Departments and to carry on some of the functions of the Joint Com-
:- tee on New Weapons and Equipment of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which
:it superseded.
i -T orgizational structure of the RDB is essentially the same as that of the
Former JRDB, the major supporting agencies being:
(' ()iCommittees and panels to consider specific problems in the many fields
.:.aijeti e and weapon technology. Generally, the objective of committees is the
:i" ciiinuing study, evaluation, improvement and allocation of the broad problems
ai' programs of research and; development in relation to the over-all aims of the
nin-M al defense effort and to the available and potential store of scientific in-
JfUllintion, personnel and facilities, leading to the formulation of integrated
Sb! -gramttis, in their respective fields.

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(2) The Secretariat to provide executive and administrative action required
in the conduct of the Board and in the implementation of policies and directives
in accordance with approved procedures. The Secretariat consists of the Execu-
tive Secretary, the Deputy Executive Secretary, and the three military secretaries
of the Board, together *ithi two supporting dviiionds: the Plaaning Division
and the Programs Division. The Executive Council, consisting of the five secre-
taries of the Board and the~directors~of thePlanhing anid Programs Divisions, ids
and advises the Executive Secretary and acts as a board of review of committee
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Co ttNee on Aeronautics

i The principal function of the Committee on Aeronautics is to explore new
""fnaidtites in the general aviation field and t-oordinate the- orfbfs aHE'tI
.Ientt toward i. vs tigating such possibilities and deyelping.new
i nr4fasip weapps..: To this end itmt t establish a l ni ry pogramqn
8% iA l a e in the aeronautical field and maintain a continuing
SgFtpta pzojet to implement thatpogm l -g 1,an

iI on asic Physical Sciences

-i eSuivedareon Baric Physical sciences eva latesServce prograni rising
-I: les. physical-cience researchdc.d makes recommendationsafor the allocation
~s. E am lld.atii of iprojectsr.amog -~th military departments. The -Committ.
mibsBnoaiblaensimbnDhaeldwof6faid dynamics, physics, chmistry,:metalliigy
l dii: mi .~fdials, ,anda.mdatematics. T nomnittee's interest aso:.includes, the
e:: zriidpcdm ple 'electronic computing imachinesp sddr asathe ENIAC (Elec:
ronic"Numerical aItegiatMr Computer) : ., p -
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1. n.E efetroni~s !jva ts. and coor4ginats t j ,pach and
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5fyfnjWt qpf x pr 9o"pq4 prpgrgpfirp .Sy soqt thi-ce stS9
I i.e.ry.grop1 eo aailo le .uC ge a es
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l itee on Geographical Exploration

ite: purpose of the Committee on Geografaial'e iP 6rapfnit fo &iteitd
:ipd;pzp :ap!ootion, hithercuiaed qa, dkiretodbjt e of
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Sphysiological efficiency ft1irqsn4 gteclni^es^ pIperqarqaq ogj
&gat the results of geographic research are available in .appropriate form (texts
"'deld maps, etc.) for the use of Joint Staff planners.






Committee on Geophysical Sciences


The Committee on Geophysical Sciences evaluates and coordinates Service
programs relating to the geophysical sciences. The Committee is concerned
with physics of all natural phenomena associated with the earth, including
gaseous, solid, and liquid parts of the earth and such phenomena as affect the
earth, and all instruments and techniques employed for the study of these
phenomena. Liaison is maintained with other Government agencies, academic
institutions, and industrial establishments interested in research and development
activities in the geophysical sciences.

Committee on Guided Missiles ,ii.
The Committee on Guided Missiles is respoinsible for the preparateo' Idilifi
integrated national program of research and development in tle field I guided
missiles and for coordination of the work of the tlhiee military depart6tentO to
this end. Aided by its panels and special consultants, the Corimnittee studiitifie
actual and potential technical contributions of. existing guided missile and related
projects, intelligence information on foreign developments, future tecincal jpi -.
abilities leading to the establishment of reasonable performance goalsiaind a3iis-
tions of suitable.and necessary facilities to support the entire program.. Rucnau
mendations are made regarding the effort necessary in the related scientifi&
fields of aerodynamics, propulsion, guidance, control, Warheads, fuses; launhia g
range instrumentation, etc., to the end that a proper balance in emphasis will
be achieved in an over-all program of guided missile research andEdeivel pmant
that is sound from military, technical, and budgetary standpoints. ... .,

Committee on Human Resources .'" nO,
The Committee on Human Resourc'es is concerned with research and develop-
ment related to human behavior and manpower resources. The Conmfiritit
considers research and development on military problems in the folloWhirg'fi d
psychophysiology, including human factors in the design and operation of equipi
ment; personnel assessment arid training; manpower resources, induding p:pit-
lation characteristics, methods of estimating supply and requirements; "N'iii
relations, including group leadership and morale; public opinion and prpgai'id
analyses of cultures.

Committee on Medical Science v. ..
The Committee on Medical Science is concerned with the survey, analyis i1 A
evaluation of all aspects of research and development activities in the fidld df Mi&d-
ical and allied sciences, both within and without the Military Establistinmenti 4i
the purpose of formulating an adequate, and efficient and integrated progatdnir 8
research and development in the field of medical'science as applied to ihfie Bieds
of the departments of the National Military Establishment. ; .,

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Committee on Navigation
The Committee on Navigation is concerned with all aspects of research and
development activities in connection with the devices, systems and techniques
applicable to the problems of land, marine and air navigation and traffic control.
The Committee's objectives are to implement the directive of the Board in the
fields of air, marine and land navigation aids, and to coordinate the research and
development programs of the National Military Establishment with those of the
Department of Commerce and the Treasury Department (U. S. Coast Guard)
in the field of navigation aids.

Committee on Ordnance

"!%e Committee on Ordnance evaluates the research and development programs
'.qtodnance weapons and countermeasures of the three military departments and
wi: mak% recommendations to insure that major effort is placed on the most
urgen or important phases. It assesses the adequacy of the programs including
-e availability of technical personnel, facilities, and equipment; determines
whether there are gaps in the programs, both in plan and execution; and seeks to
0'liminate undesirable duplication, if such should exist. The Committee's field
interest excludes atomic energy but includes other types of explosives, land
wo.water mines and means and devices for planting and countering them, am-
.znintion, bombs, rockets, and projectiles (excluding guided missiles), launching
devices and -equipment, conventional torpedoes and tubes, depth charges and
proactors, armor, guns, and gun mounts, fire control systems, ballistics, chemical
weapons, pyrotechnics, and other equipment and material identified in the field
'of ordnance.

Special Committee on Technical Information

The: Special Committee on Technical Information has been established to
pyrote the effective exchange of technical information among the agencies
Si,;: e National Military Establishment. It studies the problem of collecting,
aTr ating, reproducing and disseminating technical information potentially use-
tl. i.n We research and development programs of the National Military Estab-
i ament, Similar activities in other Government agencies and in universities
ai independent organizations are followed, and active research into the scientific
bs.of: information organization is encouraged. The Committee will suggest
procedures for standardizing, technical nomenclature, for increasing effective
i: utzation of technical reports and will recommend more effective methods as
ii:. are brought to light.


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ik4aeme vice-president qf qjstiqitt .nd, deaq of .the Schol ofbEngippering,
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cevylvenaqva fpped, Ir. Buh. was, appointed diretp o tht
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WA tAMd4 4b Wbpcgnie. haprman.oh eWlys4c4rJoin4
er.wok .and Development Board at the request of the Secretaries.pf-Wa.r 4an
: Navy, Following the creation pf.I espa aph aIvelopment Board within
the National Military Estabfismqnt .n r47 Dr. B~l4 was.named by the President
of the United States to the chairmanship f the board.

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y I9f te wa namea commiangn general of ie 1iU. Sorc
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ANTHONY C. McAULIFFE
Major General, United States Army
Member of the Board
Major General McAuliffe, famp0os. for. his 4efensp .of Bastogne during the
Battle of the Bulge, joined the 'nhe tHudred aid First Airborne Division early
in World War II and subsequently sailed. with that division to,the European
Theater of Operations. During the Normandy invasion he parachuted into
France and in the airborne invasion of Holland commanded the Glider Echelon.
In December 1944 General McAuliffe commanded the One Hundred and First
Airborne Division and the attached troops in the defense of the key road center
of Bastogne. Later he commanded the One Hundrid Third'Infatrydfiv'iion
when- tie division broke'tliough the Siegfried Line and raced through e-ArnI&f
and Alisttia to capture n'disBfCitk -ad the Brenner- Pass and maf ~e' l fle'"*
link up with the Americat Fifth Army troops fromnItaly. .- d
In Jainuiry'1946 General McAuliffe became' gound' forces advisers o'A 'dMal
Blandy, commander of Joint Armj-Navy Task Force One for Opetftidfi4M6t
roads, and served it Bikini throughout the atomic bomb tests.' 1iA ig 9iPt
he returned to the United States to become Army secretary of the Ji R&itI li
and Develo'pmnet Board, a position 'which he held until January'i iS efilit
was appointed deputy direfobr for research and develbpment' Logistic" T4$stid i
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EARLE WATKINS MILLS. *(:V"
Vice Adriiral, Unrited States Navy *, L t
Member of the Board .- .
Vice Admiral Mills, chief of the Bureau of Ships since I November 1946, has
long been associated with ship design and construction. From 1933 to 1937 he
served in the Design and Construction Division' of the Bureau of Engineering
and from 1937 to 1939 he was engineer officer on the staff of the Qommander,
Destroyers, Battle Force. In 1939 Admiral Mills returned to the Bureau of
Engineering as engineering assistant to the head of the Design and construction
Division, and, in 1940 when the Bureau of Engineering was consolid aed i
the Bureau of Construction and Repair to create the Bureau of Shipse coQnue
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in the same capacity in the new bureau, In 1940 he was detailed t.as isa t
naval attache to the American Embassy in London for several months to sudr
ship and machinery damage to the British fleit from bombs gn.d mines.. TQ
his return to the United States he resumed duty in the Design Diision andin
November 1942 Admiral Mills was designated assistant chicf of, tc r of
Ships. .. .
Admiral Mills served on Board the USS MINNESOTA. during.W M W .
and subsequently in destroyers, battleships and cruisers,,._FrPor,, pl 94
he did post-graduate work in electrical engineering at Columbia UjniJy .tyaig,-
ceiving a master of science degree in naval engineering. In 1944 he received
the honorary degree of doctor of engineering from the University of Louisville.






JOHN DALE PRI'E.
:.i:. :: Vice Admirl, Uuited States Navyr'
:Member of the Board
:: be. V Adiral Price deputy. chide of Naval Operations (Ai) since JaiaMry
.: '.iAdmi;searted intinuously witt natal aviation since x92:. Eably'in Workl
: II hI assumed comniand of the.Naval Air Station,. Jabldksanvile lozida,
i Imr'943 'was ordered to duty asa -conumander, Fleet Wing Two,: whiclhpar-
'l. iisoanthe Marshallislands campaigns. .
f:: i april .:i45 he assumed command of Fleet Air Wing 'Oneo whicetElpldyed
: liePBa~?itbe. first fUAliy automatic guided missiles to be used :suemnsfd-aliint
: 'illbao'bramn atieoh), ;In July; I945 ,Admiral Price;was orderad&loor utybAs
eimandant, Naval Operating Base, Okinawa,:and ir' Februacy; 946 'eturied
t th hIt itid States as commander, Fleet Air Alameda-, Calif rnia :On 3
:. idoBtaogihebecame commander, Air Force;Pacific Fleetk4 aztd ma 9aana
fika~le medeputy'aiif of Naval Operadions (Aic), 'J r. 1
SdFAipwingifighiftraining.imi i92%~ Admiral Price served in variouscommandsk
inchi m ngaMckc6kiield Dayton, Ohio, where he was natal .repmsentative. in
aetiati'wetiEFrients'and in -922 was designated inspector of naVbaircraftf;: ,aE
g jiwjbileii cor~hihand .of the airplane I. H--A-f6377; he broke existing flight
i maar.n. records andia 2925 i ,was cmnnmeded by theSecretaryof the Navy
pzi xlerimentalQyig; aboard the aircraft carrier USS. LANGLEY. .' .i :

S. .. JOSEPH T. McNARNEY
General,; United Stats Air Force
N. ... Member of the. Board *. .
ij~IaiJqdp2h ,'T.1MNamrneycoiin handing gennal -of Wright'Patterson Air
'Mi;F i IaDayton, Ohio has served -more thanm'rtdaty years with ,the:United
& kedriirlrce and:is a combat *tcmak ; of bth .world wais... :hanmuary 7942
WeIaMdNarnpy swimsiappdimted chairman of a; War fDepartmd at .copnnittee
S tAsffia 4e siganizadonc& the. Arhiy, and i' the. following March .was desig-
i ta elpa t 4yp.liifof taff6 the-United States Army. : :. ,
i M imeitdteputy spreidialied commander in the Mediterranean -Theater of
E lbaiwim i and conimnndmiig general of thelUnited States Aimy PForLs in that
i .theatp in October, 3:944he. became acting supreme alW.d commander in the
; Mediterranean Theater in September 1945. The following December hesauc-
| aeded& Gieral of.the Army- Dvwight Di Elsenhower is. cemmaxiding general
ila.heiU.~ Fociesia, tharEuropian.Theaer and commandu4nin-dhiefa the U. S.
Sp sbik Oehdri tizun izb'brmanay. '. Osi g I 'Mathk 94.;, 4G era zl McNamney
i t eant~iior member'of the 'United Nations Militry-Staf Glniknieei with
l. -headquarters in New York City. He was assigned to Wright ridon'rOcober
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LAURENCEQ Ci CRAIBIE
Major General, iUnited States.AxirFrce
Membertdofthe-Boaid
Major General 'raigiep direptbr of .rsdardh dnd daydlopnimet in ithb.Gfliatof
Deputy Chief of Staff for .Materiel 'at!USAPheadquartersi sulervisectdastd i
rected the World' War II experimental aircraft development ipregrari fnrSfld
Army Air Forces.; Stdtioned at,: Wright Field ,almnsti continuously *rmim p
1934 to March 1943, General Craigie served in a, series-of iinipoMrtntiassai~maniq
in the Engine&ring Division, culmiinating in, his, as-ignment sis- chief p#irarft
Projects BranchL He became the first -piopt of the armed forces o ti thleiJEiim.e
States to .fly a jet-propelled plane when. he piloted, the' XP-59g atMdrectSr i
Lake, California, in October z942. ... .* :m;r'h.aeam
Assigned to field duty in March 1943, General Craigie was transfereil .dder
North African tTheater of Operations a year later as commandi~hg ighenbua4htd
Sixty-third Fighter Wing of the Twelfth.Air Force and asil lied-air r aitt
Corsica... Shortly after his return to the United States .in, o-teiibmrrwa4i1Ilhe
became deputy .chief of the Engineering Division of the Air.'TchMcajatr#knie
Command at Wright Field, serving in that capacity until August iZ94.5waeimhe
was appointed chief of the division.. Ini August i947,Genera=i Craigie4idsdiqx.ig
nated chief. of the Research and Engineering Division. AC/AS-4. at Asam4pib
Forces headquarters in Washington, becoming director.of.restaichiandidqxalop
ment on Io October 1947.

S L. R. HAFSTAD
Executive Secretary of the Board
Dr. Hafstad, on leave of absence as directorof researEh of the ApplidrPhRiki
Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins 'University, and director of :the' InstititAnf
Cooperative Research of The Johns Hopkins University, was appointiddieecuti*
secretary -of the Research and Development Board in July 1947. J I-E/Wa&shass
ciated with the Department-of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institktion
of Washington from 1928 to 1946, when he was harmed director ofireseoaik t fthe
Applied'Physics Laboratory..: During World Wa :ILhe was vice, chAdimak of
Section T of the Office of Scientific Research and Development whick~liea
out research and development of the VT radio proximity.fuze for the ArmVlianf
the N avy. ..- i::.L1 't!i
In 193r Drh.Hafstad was co-winner of the American Associatimn)fbi'b6
Advancement of Science.award for his research {on, the z,oooiooo -olt. oiUoit
tube, and in .1946 was awarded the United.States Medal for Merit obdisakiB.
time activities in connection with the development of ordnance devices fornst
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'Rear Admiral; Unted States N v. [r .. '
,,Navy, Secretary of the .Boar ,. '.
From July 1944 to Jfide gc446 Reat: Admir Camson. ~a
Naval Torped Stationm',Ndwpett, Rhsdutlslind, Upan whichamqi.n
of Ordnance cohferked the "Naval OPdriaine IDeelopment wan i i .
of the distinguished servriceof thefrrganiaron itahe.resea r :aad6 .
of naval ordnance. On 27 i ulfi, 3 9 /A4 miral: C ztn sai"eius r
Transport Skidreo4Oine,-'Anpibidus1 Forces- b cPfitFlekt, a Jiidd ,in
ber and decehiber uniis #4Jthisesqiiadrospartkia ittii &ihcE
peacetime arphiboeus' training exercises; Ihn :FbrYa 1; r94Ada
reported to duty as commander, Cruiser Divsioen ri U $skiftis
on 15 Match 1948 was desigated Navy secrirety f th eseiarhfi ni
ment Board.,. *' ,.
Admiral Carson served in World War I and has served.in all,typ~ei
vessels in various capacities. "Phlowig i orld War I he comp "eedp..4,
graduate course in b'rdance an~f bbtained a ti ier of scieBne- legre .at.
tary Institute of Techndologby. 'IH *i e d twd fis'o .f horse duty at ..,
Proving. Ground D, :agyen,i .4rginia. ,On- :31 anuaryr .94i: I, .
duty .as operation officer pn,thq sta of, he Cotuanderxp tCis&a
andAwas serving jhis capacity, boQard the. .USj 1CWNqL1LL dcTiWg4
Harborast iqthqn he served wth siohwH P1aci for1cs "imust
far fifteen months. .-4ni.943.he assume prne omnan of th cruiser.J
which joined the famous Task Force S j4thb Pacific .ain Jnpa 64 u pA
ROBIERT WILLIAM CRICHLIOW, JR. .' ni m.4:o:::p
Brigadier Genera tUnited States Armny ;t ., i
A' Aiy Secredry o-the ftsita nb, : :,
Brigadier General Crichlow na served contiuiouisy withe s
Corps during his Army career. In September 1939 he was designed
of the Coast Artilery Board a atande -served V i
July 1942 when he became president oF the Anti6iircrt ArMtle
July 1 W -. 11. ;-
Davis, North Carolina. In' April 43e assumed co dmand of he
aircraft Brigade, Camp Haan, Califor'a. e was app infe ass
the Requirements Section, Headquarters Army Ground Forces in Ma *::
In September 1945 General Crichlow was designated assistant chief of
G-5, USASCOM "C" Yokohama, Japan, becoming deputy commandert id
of staff 14 December 1945. In early 1946 he assumed command of Kk'H
Japan; upon his return to the United States in April 1948 he was designatedl
secretary of the Research and Development Board.
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