BLOCK, Emil Nathaniel, Jr. Papers (1970-1981)

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Call No. 168.7184

IRIS Nos. 01068004-1068043

(1930- ). Major General. USAF, 1956-1981. Born 3 October 1930, Newark, OH. BS, United States Naval Academy, 1956; two MS, University of Michigan, 1961; MBA, George Washington U, 1966. Air Command and Staff College, 1966; National War College, 1971. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1956-1973; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, HQ Military Airlift Command, June 1973-January 1974; Commander, 438th Military Airlift Wing, January 1974-May 1976; Vice Commander, Twenty-First Air Force, May 1976-August 1976; Special Assistant for B-1 Matters, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff, Research and Development, HQ USAF, August 1976-May 1977; Deputy Director for Strategic Forces, Directorate of Operational Requirements, HQ USAF, May 1977-November 1978; Chief of Staff, HQ MAC, November 1978-July 1980; C-X Task Force Director, HQ MAC, November 1979-July 1980; Director of Plans, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Readiness, HQ USAF, August 1980-August 1981. Retired 1 August 1981.

Official papers relating to Block's Air Force career from 1976-1981. Includes official correspondence and memorandum pertaining to the strategic bombing and missile programs (1976-1981). Also includes talking papers, briefings, studies and reports on strategic issues (1970-1981), and the C-X program (1980). Contains a variety of documents including defense policy statements, point papers and briefings relating to transition operations between the Carter and Reagan administrations (1980).

Access to some documents restricted by security classification and/or administrative markings.

Related materials located in the Air University Library include an article by Block (see AUL Index to Military Periodicals, 1979).