Second lieutenant United States Army, 1940, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general United States Air Force, 1967. Various assignments, United States, 1940-1944. Lead group pilot 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, PTO, 1944-1945.
Air operations officer, pilot command aircraft, atomic bomb tests, Bikini, 1946. Liaison officer with chief naval operations Navy Guided Missile Program, 1946-1947. Section chief Headquarters United States Air Force, comptroller Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, 1951-1954.
Comptroller in Burtonwood, England, also assistant director programs United States Air Force Europe, Wiesbaden and Ramstein, Germany, 1955-1958. Deputy commander ballistic missiles, later deputy chief staff plans and operations Air Force Ballistic Missile Division, 1958-1961. Director staff group Office Director Defense Research and Engineering, Office Secretary Defense, 1961-1964.
Commander Electronic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, Hanscom Field, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1964-1947. Commander Space and Missile Systems Organisation, Los Angeles, 1967-1969. Vice commander Air Force Systems Command, Washington, 1969-1972, retired, 1972.
President Armed Forces Relief and Benefit Association, 1972-1977.
Born April 22, 1918