Keith Barr McCutcheon: integrating aviation into the United States Marine Corps, 1937-1971

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dc.contributor.author Ginther , James Anthony en_US
dc.degree.department History en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.grantor Texas Tech University en_US
dc.degree.level Doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph .D . en_US
dc.rights.availability unrestricted en_US
dc.creator Ginther , James Anthony en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -06 -06T20 :15 :43Z
dc.date.available 2011 -02 -18T19 :15 :29Z en_US
dc.date.available 2014 -06 -06T20 :15 :43Z
dc.date.issued 1999 -12 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /10061 en_US
dc.description.abstract During the period from 1937 -1971 , the United States Marine Corps transformed itself from the amphibious fighting force of the beaches of World War II into the nation's primary force -in -readiness . Much of this transformation was dependent upon its ability to adapt and integrate aviation technology into its organization and warfighting doctrine . The Marine Corps' ability to accomplish this was due in no small measure to the efforts of one of its most prominent aviation officers , General Keith Barr McCutcheon . This dissertation examines not only the contributions of one man to this transformation process but the effect of the process on the organization . It also discusses the forces both intemal and extemal that shaped Marine Corps decisions about the use of technology and the impact of those decisions on the Corps' organization and culture . As a result it is a hybrid history neither fully biography , military or technological history , but a combination of all three which permits a more well rounded examination of how military organizations develop , utilize , and adapt to new technologies . en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas Tech University en_US
dc.subject Korean War en_US
dc.subject Vietnam War en_US
dc.subject Keith Barr McCutcheon en_US
dc.subject Military en_US
dc.subject Airplanes en_US
dc.title Keith Barr McCutcheon : integrating aviation into the United States Marine Corps , 1937 -1971 en_US
dc.type Electronic Dissertation en_US

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Ginther, James Anthony Keith Barr McCutcheon: integrating aviation into the United States Marine Corps, 1937-1971. Doctoral dissertation, Texas Tech University. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2346 /10061 .

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