Schriever, Bernard A.

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  • 1910, Sept. 14: Born, Bremen, Germany
  • 1917: Emigrated to the United States
  • 1923: Naturalized United States citizen
  • 1931: B.S., Texas A & M University, College Station, Tex.
  • 1931 - 1932 : Field artillery, Army Organized Reserve Corps
  • 1932 - 1933 : Flight training, Randolph Field and Kelly Field, Tex.
  • circa 1933: Bomber pilot, March Field and Hamilton Field, Calif.
  • 1934: Pilot, Army Air Corps mail operations
  • 1937: Pilot, Northwest Airlines
  • 1938: Returned to military, Seventh Bomb Group, Hamilton Field, Calif. Married Dora Brett (divorced)
  • 1939 - 1941 : Test pilot, Wright Field, Ohio Attended Air Corps Engineering School, Wright Field, Ohio
  • 1942: Masters degree, aeronautical engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. Nineteenth Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force, Southwest Pacific
  • 1942 - 1943 : Chief, Maintenance and Engineering Division, Fifth Air Force Service Command, Southwest Pacific
  • 1943 - 1944 : Chief of staff, Fifth Air Force Service Command, Southwest Pacific
  • 1944: Chief of staff, advance headquarters, Far East Air Service Command, New Guinea
  • 1944 - 1946 : Commanding officer, advance headquarters, Far East Air Service Command, New Guinea, Philippines, Okinawa, Japan
  • 1946 - 1949 : Chief, Scientific Liaison Branch, Deputy Chief of Staff, Materiel, headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 1949 - 1950 : Student, National War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
  • 1950: Deputy assistant for evaluation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Development, headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 1951 - 1954 : Assistant for development planning, Deputy Chief of Staff, Development, headquarters, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • 1954: Assistant to commander, headquarters, Air Research and Development Command, Baltimore, Md.
  • 1954 - 1957 : Assistant to commander, Air Research and Development Command with additional duty as Commander, Air Force Western Development Division, Inglewood, Calif.
  • 1957 - 1958 : Commander, Air Ballistic Missiles Division, Inglewood, Calif.
  • 1958 - 1959 : Deputy commander for ballistic missiles, Air Research and Development Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
  • 1959 - 1961 : Commander, headquarters, Air Research and Development Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
  • 1961: Promoted to general
  • 1961 - 1966 : Commander, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
  • 1965: Appointed director of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program
  • 1966: Retired from United States Air Force
  • 1967: Founded Urban, Inc., later renamed Urban Systems Associates, Inc.
  • 1968: Founded Schriever and McKee Associates, Inc., later Schriever and McKee, Inc.
  • 1970 - 1973 : Member, President's Advisory Council on Management Improvement
  • 1980: Inducted into Aviation Hall of Fame
  • 1985: Appointed to President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • 1985 - 1986 : Member, National Commission on Space
  • circa 1985 - 1993 : Member, Strategic Defense Initiative Advisory Committee
  • 1993 - circa 2000 : Member, Ballistic Missile Defense Advisory Committee
  • 1997: Married Joni James
  • 1998: Falcon Air Force Base renamed Schriever Air Force Base, Colo.
  • 2005, June 20: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Bernard A. Schriever Papers, 1931-2005, (bulk 1954-2000), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Bernard A. Schriever Papers, 1931-2005, (bulk 1954-2000) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robert R. McMath Papers, 1916-1962 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
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associatedWith United States. Air Force. Air Research and Development Command. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. Systems Command. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Air Force. Western Development Division. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Air Corps. Advanced Flying School (Kelly Field, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Department of Defense. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. President's Advisory Council on Management Improvement. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. corporateBody
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