On active service during World War I as a captain. Joined the Red Army, 1918. Took part in the Civil War.
Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1939. Took part in the SovietFinnish war, 1939-1940. Several high command posts during World War II. Head of the Frunze Academy, 1944.
Vicechairman of DOSAAF, 1949.