Certified in Liberal Arts, Georgia Military College, 1955. Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement, University Nebraska, 1971. Master of Education, Pepperdine University, 1977.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1957; advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Army, 1989; commander, United States Army Field Station, Berlin, 1978-1980; division chief, Reconnaissance, Intelligence, Surveillance and Electronic Warfare Division, deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, Department of Army, Washington, 1980-1982; deputy commandant, United States Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1982-1984; director of intelligence (J-2), United States Center Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1984-1986; deputy chief of staff for intelligence, United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Federal Republic Germany, 1986-1988; deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Department of Army, Washington, 1988-1991; retired, 1991.
General Eichelberger is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and a graduate of Georgia Military College.
Married Jaqueline Ann Wood, July 17, 1955. Children: Susan Christie Eichelberger Benator, Terrie Lynn Eichelberger Safranca.