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McELROY, STEPHEN D. Papers. 1939-1960

4 cu ft

Call No. 168.7191

IRIS Nos. 1042923-1042926

(1912-1991). Brigadier General. USAF, 1938-1967. Born 2 October 1912, Terryville, CT. BS, 1933: MS, 1934; Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Command and General Staff College, 1941; Armed Forces Staff College, 1949. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps Reserve, October 1933 and served to grade of First Lieutenant, 1933-1938; vacated commission and enlisted as Flying Cadet, October 1938. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Air Reserve, August 1939. Career assignments include: various duties as company and field grade officer, 1939-1951; Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Far East Air Forces bomber Command, 1951-1952; Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Strategic Air Command, 1952-1955; Commander, 371st Bomb Wing, 1955-1957; Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Academy, 1959-1960; National Commander, Civil Air Patrol, 1960-1962; Vice Commander, Thirteenth Air Force, 1962-1963; Commander, Ground Electronics Engineering and Installation Agency, 1964-1967. Retired August 1967. Died 1991.

Official papers relating to McElroy's service as National Commander of the Civil Air Patrol. Includes material on the legal status and administrative concepts of CAP (1941-1959). Also contains CAP opinion survey of wing commanders (1958) and an evaluation of CAP (1960) written by McElroy.