(1875–1945) chief of staff of the U.S. Army (1935–39), born in St. Joseph, Missouri. In World War I, Craig served in the Marne (1914), St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne campaigns (both 1918). As the “Father of World War II mobilization planning,” Craig rebuilt military preparedness, advocating motorization, mechanization, and modernization.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.