Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, 1961. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1963. Graduate, U.A. Army C&GS College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1974.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 1985.
Commissioned United States Army, 1964, advanced through grades to colonel, 1985, troop Commander 8th cavalry, 8th infantry division Mannheim, Federal Republic Germany, 1964-1966, liaison officer 1st infantry division Lai Khe, Vietnam, 1967-1968, assistant professor United States Military Academy West Point, New York, 1968-1973, permanent associate professor, 1982-1988, student officer Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, 1973-1974, staff officer 3rd armored division Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1974-1978, senior advisor 5th cavalry brigade Lincoln, Nebraska, 1978-1980, retired, 1988. Associate professor, head German section Idaho State University, Pocatello, since 1988. Member Committee on Excellence in Education, Highland Falls, New York, 1987-1988.
Trustee Friends of West Point Library, since 1986. Member executive board Hudson Delaware Council Boy Scouts American, Midletown, New York, 1986-1988, president West Point troop committee, 1986-1988. Member American Association Teachers German (president 1986-1988, certified of merit 1985), German Studies Association (executive committee Tempe, Arizona, since 1987), Modern Language Association, American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages, American Radio Relay League, American Legion, Interagency Language Roundtable, Reserve Officers' Association, Phi Kappa Phi (Outstanding Scholar 1987, 88).
Married Marjorie Ilene Hill, December 15, 1963. Children: Heidi Marlene, Curt Wendell, Kirsten Margret.