FURLONG, Raymond Bernard Papers (1965-1979)

1.5 cu ft

Call No. 168.7122

IRIS No. 1031948-1031970, 1032291-1031192

(1926- ). Lieutenant General. USAF, 1948-1979.

Born 23 August 1926, Saint Marys, PA. BS, Ursinus College, 1946; MBA, Harvard Business School, 1957. Command and General Staff College, 1962; National War College, 1968. Apprentice Seaman, USN, 1944-1945; Aviation Cadet, USAF, 1948-1949; commissioned Second Lieutenant, USAF, September 1949. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1949-1968; Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs), 1973-1975; Commander, Sheppard Technical Training Center, March-August 1975; Commander, Air University, 1975-1979. Retired July 1979.

Personal and official papers relating to Furlong's Air Force career, primarily from 1970 to his retirement in 1979. Includes some personal correspondence as well as considerable official correspondence and memoranda (1970-1975), pertaining to included studies and reports on operations in Southeast Asia (1970-1974). Also contains talking papers, studies and reports on various defense spending issues (1968-1978) including the F-14/F-15 fly-off, and memoranda and directives on defense manpower topics (1958-1974). Also contains two volumes of transcripts of speeches made by Furlong as Air University Commander (1975-1979), as well as transcripts of speeches made by various high-ranking DoD officials (1967-1974). Also includes a few news clippings (1974), photographs of Furlong as Brigadier and Major General, a biography (1975), TDY itineraries and travel vouchers, flight records (1974) and various personnel records (1972-1975).

Access to a few documents restricted by security classifications.

Related materials located elsewhere in the Document Collection, Air Force Historical Research Agency, include an oral history interview with transcript (1980-1981)as well as a transcript of opening remarks made by Furlong at an Air Power Seminar (1976).

Related materials located in the Air University Library include several articles (AUL Index to Military Periodicals) and various briefings and papers written by Furlong, 1975-1984.