Henry H. Arnold
(25 Jun 2886 - 15 Jan 1950)
American military officer who was a five-star General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II He founded the RAND Corporation, a non-profit global policy think tank.
Science Quotes by Henry H. Arnold (1 quote)
The technical genius which could find answers … was not cooped up in military or civilian bureaucracy, but was to be found in universities and in the people at large.
— Henry H. Arnold
Quoted by Theodore von Karman, The Wind and Beyond: Theodore von Karman, Pioneer in Aviation and Pathfinder in Science (1967), 268. As cited in Office of Air Force History, Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force 1944-1986 (1988), 186.
Arnold was expressing the value of a balance between independent and government science.