According to history, the interest in the aerial military came about after the successful first-ever flight by airplane inventors, the Wright Brothers, in 1903. When the military saw the promise these airplanes held in the area of security, they planned to create a special division for it. So, in 1907, four years after the first flight, The Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps was born. The division became the military’s aerial wing, and its primary role was ensuring aviation technology development. The Aeronautical Division also had oversight responsibilities for training military pilots at the time. The division made great progress right from its establishment and soon after had its first Commander, Captain Charles DeForest – a pioneering aviator with an aeronautical background from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).