A prominent figure in U.S. military aviation history, and father of the USAF, was an early and influential advocate of air power.


  1. Military Career: Commanded all American air units in France, WWI​.
  2. Advocacy for Air Power: Predicted air power's rise, identified Japan as a threat​.
  3. Court-Martial and Resignation: Resigned from the Army in 1926 after being found guilty of insubordination.