Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1964. Master of Science, George Washington University, 1973. Advanced military course, Amphib.
War School, 1968; Advanced military course, Army Command and General Staff, College, 1976. Advanced military course, National War College, 1982.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1964, advanced through grades to general, 1995, retired, 1999, rifle company Commander Vietnam, 1965-1966, 69-70, battalion Commander Hawaii, 1983-1985. Military assistant Assistant Secretary Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Washington, 1986-1987. Deputy director White House Military Office, 1987-1989.
Brigade Commander and assistant division Commander United States Marine Corps, North Carolina, 1989-1991, force service support group Commander, 1989-1990, force service support Commander, brigade Commander, 1990-1991. Director personnel management, personnel procurement Headquarters Marine Corps, 1991-1992. Commanding general MCCDC, Quantico, Virginia, 1992-1994.
Commander marine forces, Pacific and commanding general Fleet Marine Forces, Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii, 1994-1995. Commandant United States Marine Corps, 1995-1999. Senior vice chairman Maryland Bank North America American Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware, 1999—2001.
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Maryland Bank North America Europe Bank Ltd., since 2001. Executive vice chairman, chief administrative officer Maryland Bank North America Corporation, since 2004.
Married Zandra Lynn Meyers, June 27, 1964. Children: David Chandler, Todd Cameron.