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McPeak, Merrill A. 1936-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 604 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Archives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography 
Classifications: D301.823:H 42, 358.4
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Most widely held works by Merrill A McPeak
Air Force heritage ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emblems and brief history of 13 original combat air groups formed by the Army before World War II
Presentation to the Commission on Roles and missions of the Armed Forces by Merrill A McPeak ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reinventing the Air Force : an address by the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Merrill A. McPeak by Merrill A McPeak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works, 1990-1994 by Merrill A McPeak ( )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
General Merrill A. McPeak became the 14th chief of staff of the Air Force in the fall of 1990, as the nation was beginning to adjust to the reality of Western victory in the cold war. Desert Shield was ongoing; Desert Storm was only a few weeks away; other international crises -- Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti -- lay ahead. A significant downsizing of resources available to the Air Force had been under way for half a decade, and there was every reason to believe this trend would continue. In such circumstances, the Air Force could have adopted a "wait and see" attitude, just doing the best job they could with the hand they were dealt. Instead, General McPeak launched the most far-reaching reorganization in the Air Force's history, often getting "ahead of change" at a pace that confounded the Air Force rank and file. This volume is a collection of documents authored by General McPeak. These documents cover the period from late October 1990 when he was confirmed as chief of staff to March 1995, after his retirement from active service. Many of the documents are speeches, but there also are briefings, messages, congressional testimony, a press conference transcript, a letter to the president-elect, two magazine articles, an Air Force policy directive, and the only letter to an editor written by the general during his tenure. Each document presents an account of his perspective on an important issue. Together, these documents add up to a body of work that at the same time is both wide-ranging and has an impressive constancy of themes. (88 figures)
Hangar flying by Merrill A McPeak ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Allied air campaign in Desert Shield & Desert Storm by Merrill A McPeak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1992, the year of training a briefing by United States Air Force Chief of Staff, General Merrill A. McPeak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
General McPeak describes the changes in training for Air Force personnel. He discusses changes in organization, methods, and standards which are being brought about due to the changing role the Air Force must play, as we approach the 21st century
Ideas Count ( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Welcome to Joint Force Quarterly. I look forward to thinking about the ideas that will appear in these pages. Ideas count. Someone once said that the Cold War was a contest of ideas, and in the end the idea of freedom won out. Armed conflicts are also often contests between ideas, between concepts of what will and will not work on the battlefield. The most memorable victories have featured the introduction, on one side or the other, of a new, better, winning idea. Of course, we all understand that ideas alone are not enough. Early armored vehicles offered both sides a potential war winner in World War I, but many of the best minds in Europe gave their time not to imagining how the internal combustion engine could be combined with a gun and armor plating, but to developing gas masks for horses. So, ideas must be iterated, argued, discussed, debated, experimented with, and finally put into practice. We have sometimes been lucky in this regard. In the 1930s George Marshall chose to spend precious Army dollars on professional military education. Shortchanging other "must have" requirements, he kept the schools at Leavenworth and Maxwell alive and so laid the intellectual foundations for victory in World War II. It is in this spirit that I invite all comers to sharpen their pencils and their thoughts, and to use this journal to propose, develop, and debate military concepts,the inventory of ideas the Nation must have to win in the next century
MacNeil/Lehrer news hour, March 15, 1991 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the third segment Judy Woodruff interviews weekly commentators David Gergen and Mark Shields about police brutality and other current news, including the switch of Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer from the Democratic to the Republican Party
Israel: borders and security by Merrill A McPeak ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Two kinds of change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General McPeak discusses the smaller military budget and different problems the Air Force now faces. He shows examples of how the Air Force will restructure in order to meet these new demands
Does the Air Force have a mission? an address by Air Force Chief of Staff, General Merrill A. McPeak, Maxwell Air Force Base, 19 June, 1992 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General McPeak gives a speech in which he discusses the past and outlines the future for the Air Force
Managing the pilot problem a briefing by United States Air Force Chief of Staff, General Merrill A. McPeak ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General McPeak discusses the pilot surplus: what caused it, how the Air Force has dealt with the problem, and how they will deal with the problem in the future
 
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Alternative Names
McPeak, Tony, 1936-
Languages
English (26)