Commissioned Second lieutenant Air Corps United States Army, 1929, advanced through grades to brigadier general United States Air Force, 1954. Flying cadet at Brooks and Kelly Fields, Texas, 1928-1929. Squadron officer Maxwell Field, Alabama, 1929-1931.
Student Army Air Corps Technology School, Chanute Field, Illinois, 1931-1932. Engineering officer Post Field, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1932-1936. Officer in charge autogiro tests, 1936-1937.
Project officer for autogiros Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, 1937-1938. Assistant commandant Army Air Corps Autogiro School, Patterson Field, 1938. Project officer rotary wing aircraft Wright Field, 1938-1939, chief miscellaneous aircraft projects, technical staff engineering div., 1939-1944.
Assistant chief of staff, intelligence, also materiel, and operations, 7th Air Force, 1944-1946. With Research and Development Board, Office Secretary Defense, 1948-1949. Air attache, France, 1952-1956.
Commander Air Force Office Science Research, 1956-1958. Vice-president, director Midwestern Instruments, Inc., 1960-1962, assistant to Chairman of the Board 1962-1978. Chairman of the Board Guaranty National Bank, Tulsa.
Assistant to Chairman of the Board Telex Corporation, Tulsa. Director City National Bank, Tulsa. Chairman of the Board, president World Resources Corporation, Tulsa.
Member of advisory board Salvation Army, Tulsa. Member Air Force Association, American Defense Preparedness Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Rifle Association, American Radio Relay League, Quarter Century Wirless Association Air Force Academy Athletic Association, Order Daedalians. Rotarian,; Clubs: National Aviation.
Born January 13, 1906