Second Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Director of the Central Intelligence Group, predecessor to the CIA, June 1946 until April 1947. Retired from active duty June 30, 1953. Vandenberg Air Force Base is named after him. Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Father: William Collins Vandenberg
Wife: Gladys Rose Vandenberg (m. 1923, d. 9-Jan-1978, one son, one daughter)
Son: Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr.
Daughter: Gloria Miller
University: US Military Academy, West Point (1923)
Military College: Army Command and General Staff College (1936)
Military College: Army War College (1939)
US Air Force Chief of Staff (1948-53)
CIA Director (1946-47)
Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Appears on the cover of:
Time, 12-May-1952, DETAILS: General Hoyt Vandenberg: Needed air power