Bachelor of Science in History & Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1967. Master of Science in Counseling & Guidance, Troy State University, Montgomery, Alabama, 1975. Graduate, Squadron Officer School, 1972.
Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1981. Graduate National Security Management Course, National Defense University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1983. Graduate, Department State Foreign Service Institute, District of Columbia, 1992.
Enlisted United States Air Force, 1969, advanced through grades to colonel, 1996. Forward air controller Tactical Air Support Squadron, Doc Hoa, Vietnam, 1969—1970. Raven forward air controller Special Operations Wing, Thailand, 1970—1971.
Instructor pilot, flight Commander Flying Training Squadron, Craig Air Force Base, Alabama, 1971—1975. Base fuels management officer Tactical Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, 1975—1978. Flight Commander Tactical Fighter Squadron, England, 1978—1981.
Chief of training Tactical Fighter Wing, 1978—1981. Action officer Tactical Fighter Operations Division, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 1981—1984. Assistant operations officer, director operations training Tactical Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Bentwaters, England, 1984—1986.
American community Commander, Commander munitions support squadron Norvenich Air Base, Germany, 1986—1989. Assistant deputy Commander operations Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Zaragoza Air Base, Spain, 1989—1990, deputy Commander operations, vice Commander, 1990—1991. United States air attaché to Indonesia, 1993—1995.
Principal deputy assistant secretary for reserve affairs & personnel, readiness United States Department Defense, Washington, 2001—2007, assistant secretary for manpower & reserve affairs Department Air Force, 2007—2009. Served on Bush-Cheney Transition Team, Department Defense Transition Team.
Executive director Patrick Henry Center Individual Liberty.
Married Theresa B. Duehring.