Date of this Version
Summary of Major Events and Problems
Intelligence, Security, and Safety Office
Office of the Chief of Ordnance
Department of the Army
1 January – 30 June 1953
This is a digital version of a portion of a report. As the name indicates the Intelligence, Security, and Safety Office (IS&S) had diverse responsibilities within the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (OCO). That report is in the National Archives, Record Group 156: “Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance …Histories of Staff and Operating Offices and Divisions of the Chief of Ordnance, 1946-1954, IS&S Office, July 195 thru June 1953,” Box C 8.
In the early 1990s, Robert Bolin copied the section of the report related to the Intelligence Branch within IS&S. This document is a digital version of the pages copied in the early 1990s.
During the 1950s, the Army technical services provided the Army with supplies, equipment, training, and services. The technical Services were bureaus within the Department of the Army. They included the Army Medical Services, the Chemical Corps, the Corps of Engineers, the Ordnance
Corps, and the Transportation Corps. The Chief of Ordinance was in charge of Ordnance Corps which supplied guns, ammunition, and armored fighting vehicles. The Office of the Chief Ordnance (OCO) was the headquarters of the Ordnance Corps in Washington, DC.
During the 1950s, the various parts of the US Army prepared annual summaries of major events and problems. Branches of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance prepared reports about their activities so that the OCO could prepare its summary report.
The branches of the IS&S office provided material to include in a “History of the Intelligence, Security, and Safety Office.” This “Summary of Major Events and Problems, Intelligence, Security, and Safety Office, Office of the Chief of Ordnance” appears to be a summary derived from the history document.
Apparently, this report was sent up the chain of command to be included in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance master report of major events and problems.