Bachelor in Classics, Cornell University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Ancient History, Cornell University, 1968. Bachelor in Lterae Humaniores, Oxford University, England, 1964.
Master of Arts, Oxford University, 1969.
Assistant professor history University Missouri, Columbia, 1968-1969. Assistant professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1969-1976, associate professor, 1977-1983, chairman Department Near Eastern Studies, 1979-1983. Professor strategy Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, since 1982, chairman faculty, since 1984, chairman department strategy, since 1984.
Visiting professor history and classics Yale University, 1974-1975. Adjunct professor Defense Intelligence School, 1982. Past member, officer various committees Cornell University.
Consultant in field; member advisory board to Assistant Secretary Education for Research and Improvement. Faculty advisor varsity football, basketball, baseball teams Cornell University, 1970-1982.
Member board academy advisors United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, since 1986, board trustees St. Michael's School, Newport, since 1986. Member National Humanities Council, since 1988.
Married Sandra Catherine Kidson, August 18, 1964. Children: Aaron Alexander, Robin David.