Dean Landis Resigns OCD Post
Dean James M. Landis, Director of Civilian Defense, has resigned his office to take a new assignment as American Director of Economic Operations for the Middle East.
Deputy Director John B. Martin of the OCD, in announcing the resignation of Mr. Landis, stated that under Mr. Landis’ guidance more than eleven million volunteers have been mobilized. He said, “During his period of service, Mr. Landis has laid down many policies for operation which form the basis for the Civilian Defense structure today. These policies will be continued in full.
“Under these policies Civilian Defense has become a vital factor in the life of the country, providing both a shield and a sword for the communities it serves. The protective forces, which include air raid wardens, auxiliary police, fire guards, auxiliary firemen, control centers and communications, the emergency medical service and all other protective services of the Citizens Defense Corps as well as the Facility Security program, are a powerful shield against attack by air, sabotage or natural disaster.”