Commissar of the staff of the South Western Front, November 1917. In the Red Army from 1918. Commissar of the Baltic fleet, 1920.
Took part in the Civil War as a commander of revolutionary sailors. After the Civil War, Commissar of the Baltic fleet. In the mid-1920s, military commander in Turkestan, later Military Prosecutor in the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR. From 1932, held posts in party and state administration.