October 18, 1996
MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, DR. WILLIAM PERRY
FROM: VADM Donald D. Engen USN (ret)
Principal Member, DoD Executive Air Fleet Review
SUBJECT: Review of DoD Executive Support Air Fleet
1. You tasked me to determine the facts that underlie all aspects of the operations and maintenance of DoD executive support aircraft, and to make findings and recommendations to ensure safe and effective flight operations. Major General Walter S. Hogle, Jr., USAF and Brigadier General Robert Magnus, USMC joined me in this task and fielded respective teams to conduct the review.
2. In the short 30 days available, we assessed the abilities of those military dedicated White House Executive airlift support units and the capabilities of other military airlift general support units, and looked in sufficient depth to provide you with our evaluation of DoD Executive airlift.
3. The Executive Airfleet Review report is in three parts; Part I - Narrative, Part II - Documentary Exhibits, and Part III - Interviews. Part I is general, and Part II contains a great amount of detail along with respective service views. Part III contains summaries of interviews and is unwieldy. We provide five additional copies of Part III for distribution as you see fit. Parts I and II can stand alone as the report.
4. It has been a pleasure to see the confidence, professionalism, and dedication of the officers, men and women who provide White House Executive airlift in those organizations we reviewed. Without a doubt, the opportunity to see this is just reward for the time and effort expended.
DONALD D. ENGEN, VADM, USN (ret)
DoD Executive Air Fleet Review
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