Bachelor of Science in Economics, Villanova University, 1965. Master of Arts in Business, Center Michigan University, 1984. Master of Arts in International Relations, Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1986.
Postgraduate, National War College, Washington, 1984.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1965, advanced through grades to general, 1997, retired, 2000. Commanding officer 2d battalion 8th Marines, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1980-1981, 9th Marines, Okinawa, Japan, 1987-1989. Instructor Commandant Staff College, Quantico, Virginia, 1981-1983.
Staff operations officer Headquarters United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1984-1986. Chief naval operations fellow Strategic Studies Group, Newport, 1986-1987. Chief staff Training and Education Center, Combat Development Command, Quantico, 1989-1990.
Deputy operations officer United States European Command (USEUCOM), Stuttgart, Germany, 1990-1991. Chief of staff, deputy commanding general Task Force Provide Comfort, 1991-1992. Director operations Unified Task Force, Stuttgart, Somalia, 1992-1993.
Commanding general I Marine Expeditionary Force, 1994-1996. Deputy Commander United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), 1996-1997, Commander, 1997-2000. Special envoy to the Middle East United States Department State, 2002—2003.
Distinguished senior advisor Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington, since 2000. President international operations M.I.C. Industries, Inc., Reston, Virginia, 2006—2007. Executive vice president DynCorp International International LLC, Falls Church, 2007—2008.
Chairman British Aerospace Systems, Inc., since 2009, acting president, Chief Executive Officer, 2009. Board directors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hospitality Corporation, since 2004, McNeil Technologies Inc., since 2004, DynCorp International International LLC, 2005—2007, British Aerospace Systems, Inc., since 2009.
Married Dale Elaine Bathke, November 19, 1966. Children: Lisa, Maria, Anthony.