Retired May 31, 1961.
Christian F. Dreyer was born in Cranford, N.J., in 1906. He enlisted in the Army in May 1927 and was selected for the U.S. Military Academy where he became a cadet in July 1928. On receiving his commission in June 1932, he went to his first assignment at Mitchel Air Force Base, N.Y., in the Construction Division, Quartermaster General's Office. Following other assignments, General Dreyer spent two years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the degree of master of science in engineering in 1937.
His next tours took him to Sacramento Air Depot, now known as McClellan Air Force Base, then to Washington, D.C., where he was assigned to the Office of the Quartermaster General, in charge of design; he was serving here at the beginning of World War II. He went overseas with the V Corps in February 1942, and was later reassigned to Allied Force headquarters, London, later moving with the second echelon of that headquarters to Algiers in November 1942.
In July 1943, General Dreyer was reassigned to G-4 of the Army, and served as a member of the Joint Logistics Plans Committee until July l945, when he was assigned to Headquarters Armed Forces Western Pacific, at Manila. In 1947, he returned to the United States to attend the Armed Forces Industrial College. He then transferred to the Transportation Corps in 1947 and to the Air Force in 1949.
From 1950 to 1952, General Dreyer served as head of the Real Estate Division, Assistant Chief of Staff, Installations, at Headquarters U.S. Air Force. In 1952 he became Air Force installations representative, East Ocean Division Area, in charge of the Air Force construction in Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Bermuda and the Azores.
On July 1, 1954, General Dreyer was assigned as director of installations engineering, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. In July 1957 he joined Air Force headquarters as deputy director for real property, Directorate of Installations, with additional duty in November 1958 as deputy director of installations, becoming deputy director of installations on Jan. 1 1959 and relieved of duty as director for real property.
Has extensive collection of high fidelity equipment; is a tennis player; enjoys watching professional baseball.
DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
European-African Middle East Campaign Medal
American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Philippines Liberation Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award with five oak leaf clusters
OPINIONS, TASTES AND EVALUATIONS
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