Siegelbaum, Politics of Industrial Mobilization
in Russia, 1914-17: A Study of the War Industries Committees (New York: St.
Creation of the Army Industrial College to study the problems of industrial mobilization
was one of the visible legacies of the war.
According to him, industrial mobilization
provides a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process.
According to him, Industrial Mobilization
provided a good understanding of key issues, available opportunities, prospects, and remedial measures during the mobilization process.
The author asserts that the magnitude of this undertaking, necessitating extensive industrial mobilization
of the U.S.
Organizations and planning that focused on industrial mobilization
were primarily the result of the National Defense Act of 1920 and the Industrial Mobilization
Plan of 1924.
This board directed industrial mobilization
during World War II.
Johnson was a vital, skilled administrator, coordinating all military preparedness efforts as he appointed General George Marshall deputy chief of staff, expanded the air corps, implemented the Industrial Mobilization
Plan and the Strategic War Materials Act of 1939, streamlined the supply and procurement processes, and issued allocation and educational orders to test essential industries' abilities to produce strategic weapons long before they were needed in the field.
Through each five-year plan developed by the Soviet leadership, industrial mobilization
failed to meet not only grandiose projections of the military, but fell far short of fulfilling basic military requirements in tank production until late in the 1930s.
The National Defense Act of 4 June 1920, charged the assistant secretary of war with planning for industrial mobilization
and responsibility for the War Department's procurement.
Roosevelt for a "production plan to defeat our enemies"--one that would outline specific air requirements for industrial mobilization
should the United States become embroiled in a war.
For example, the superb chapters on finance and industrial mobilization
traverse as far as 1916, while those dealing with the war in the Pacific and Africa go to the end of 1917 and 1918 respectively.