Student, University Notre Dame, 1943; Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1947; Master of Arts, Georgetown University, 1961; graduate, Naval War College, 1960; graduate, Army War College, 1966; graduate honorary law degree, Niagara U. honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Utah.
Joined United States Army 1947, rising to Brigadier-General 1969, Major-General 1972, General 1973. Deputy Special Assistant to Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defence 1964-1965. Battalion and Brigade Commander 1st Infantry Division, Republic of Viet-Nam 1966-1967.
Regimental Commander and Deputy Commdt.
United States Military Academy 1967-1969. Senior Military Advisor to Assistant to President, for National Security Affairs, the White House 1969-1970.
Deputy Assistant to President, fur National Security Affairs 1970-1973. Vice-Chief of Staff, United States Army JanuaryJuly 1973.
Special emissary to Viet-Nam January 1973.
Retd, from United States Army August 1973. Assistant to President, and White House Chief of Staff August 1973-Oet. 1974; recalled to active duty, United States Army October 1974.
Commander in Chief, United States European Command 1974-1979.
Supreme Allied Commander Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization 1974-1979. President, Chief Operating Officer and Director United Technologies Corporation 1980-1981.
Secretary of State 1981-1982. Chairman Atlantic and Pacific Advisory Councils of United Technologies since 1982.
Director Leisure Technology Incorporated. since 1983, Allegheny Institute Incorporated. since 1983, Commodore lnt.
Limited. since 1984. Fellow, Hudson Institute for Policy Research 1982-1984. President Worldwide Associates Incorporated. since 1984.
Honorary Doctor of Laws (Utah and Niagara).
(Caveat: Realism, Reagan and Foreign Policy, by Haig, Alex...)
Presidential Commission, on Strategic Forces 1983-1984.
Married Patricia Antoinette Fox, May 24, 1950. Children: Alexander P., Brian F., Barbara E.