Editor-Robert E. Lewis
Title: Ordnance Magazine: Land - Sea - Air - Space; Vol LIV No. 296 [50th Anniversary Issue, September-October 1969]
Book Condition: Collectible - Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher:  American Ordnance Association September 1969
ISBN Number: B001TULY96
Seller ID: 6198
Clean!! No Marks In Text. Inscription On 1st Inside Page - Light Wear On Cover. A Special Hardback Edition. Front Binding Is Sli Magazine rebound into hardback cover with engraved personalization on front cover 'Lt Gen Jean E. Engler'. Inscription on front end ppaper signed by Major General Oliver W. Lewis (USAF Ret) was Vice President of the succeding organization to The American Ordnance Association. Clean!! No Marks In Text. Light Wear On Cover. A Special Hardback Edition. Front Binding Is Slighly cracked but pages are secure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lieutenant General Jean E. Engler was born in Baltimore, Maryland on August 3, 1909 and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1933. During World War II, he directed the design, development, and testing of the military general purpose tire, and as project manager was responsible for the development and production of synthetic rubber tires. After World War II, as the Chief, Maintenance and Supply Division in Tokyo, he planned and organized the collection and rebuild of all materiel from the Pacific Theatre. While assigned to the Chief of Industrial Office Branch, Office Chief of Ordnance, he planned the Tank and Automotive Production Program for supporting the Korean Conflict. In 1952, he was appointed Chief of the Industrial Division, Ordnance Tank and Automotive Command. In this position, he originated the â€śControlled Accelerated Cycleâ€ť, that is, the development-to-production cycle for complex major end-items. Additionally, he established the optimum balance between stocks on hand and production capability through his mobilization planning concept. As Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, Vietnam, he established four major ports and base complexes which resulted in a fully responsive logistics system that met the need of the combat and support soldiers. As the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics from 1967 to 1969, he implemented four significant policy actions. First, he established a user-oriented supply system with direct contact to units in the field; second, he modernized the logistics Automatic Data Processing system on a worldwide basis; third, he standardized ammunition supply management; and finally, he established the depot maintenance closed loop support system. His military career was one of a continuous effort to provide the best materiel to combat and support forces at the lowest cost. General Engler retired in 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . General Lewis was assigned duties at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, as director of personnel programs, in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, in June 1972, and on July 1, 1975 he assumed the duties of the director of the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council. In this position, he assures proper administration of the council and the functioning of the Air Force Discharge Review Board, Personnel Board, Board of Review, Physical Disability Appeal Board, Clemency and Parole Board, and the Disability Review Board. General Lewis frequently serves as president of those boards and takes final action for the Secretary of the Air Force on the majority of matters referred to the council; advises the secretary, chief of staff, and directorates of the deputy chief of staff, personnel, of personnel trends and recommends policy action when appropriate. His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon. General Lewis was promoted to the grade of major general on Sept. 20, 1972, with date of rank July 1, 1969.