EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF CIVIL AND DEFENSE MOBILIZATION
WASHINGTON 25, D. C.
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR
JUL 7, 1960
MEMORANDUM FOR GENERAL GOODPASTER
Subject: Emergency Agency Designees
During Operation Alert 1960, most of the Emergency Agency Designees named on the attached list met with me at the Classified Location. Among other things, we discussed the need for filling posts in their top structure (deputies and assistant administrators). In most instances this has not been done.
I believe that we should make every effort to round out the staffing at the top of these emergency agencies as soon as possible. Accordingly, I am requesting your approval of the following procedure:
- Those Emergency Designees who have not already done so are to furnish me with the names of the persons they would select to serve as their immediate deputies or as “assistant administrators” of their agencies. Essential biographical data on each nominee will be requested.
- I will forward the nomination lists to your office for White House approval.
- Subsequent to the clearance provided for in step 2 above, I will send appointment letters to those selected for each of the positions. At the same time, I will invite them to become members of the OCDM component of the National Defense Executive Reserve in order to assure their availability for training-type assignments.
Should you indicate that White House clearance on these deputies and assistant administrators is not required, I will, of course, proceed accordingly. If, on the other hand, you believe that these posts – particularly that of deputy administrator, warrant Presidential appointment, please so advise me.
Leo A. Hoegh
Perhaps realizing that it would be wise to have back-ups for the Emergency-designees, Director of the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization Leo A. Hoegh sent this letter proposing a procedure for choosing deputies for the standing Eisenhowser Nine to Staff Secretary to President Eisenhower, General Andrew J. Goodpaster. This unremarkable "housekeeping" missive is significant in that its attachment names all of the active E-9 members and their roles, including Theodore F. Koop, Emergency Censorship Administrator-designee. Koop's appointment letter from President Eisenhower remains the only Eisenhower Ten letter still classified (as of February 2004).