In 1915, graduated from the Irkutsk Military School. Took part in World War I. In 1917, joined the Bolsheviks. From 1918-1920, commander of a Red Army brigade, deputy commander of the 13th Army and the 15th Sivash Rifle Division.
Infantry inspector in Petrograd military district, 1920. Commander of the Southern Group of the 7th Army which suppressed the antiBolshevik Kronstadt revolt, 1921. Commander of troops in Karelia, Petrograd military region, and then Privolzhskii military district.
From 1927, deputy head of the Chief Directorate of the Red Army. Inspector of infantry and tank troops. From 1931-1932, head and commissar of the Dzerzhinskii Military-Technical Academy.
In 1933-1936, Deputy Chief-ofstaff of the RKKA. From July 1937, commander of air-defence forces of Baku military district. Arrested during the purge of the Red Army and after the execution of Marshal Tukhachevskii. Became a victim of the Gulag.