Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Naval Academy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1985. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical engineer, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, 1993.
With, Portuguese Navy, since 1985; advanced through ranks to Lieutenant, Portuguese Navy, 1991; Executive officer patrol ship, Portuguese Navy, Lisbon, 1985-1987; head weapons engineering department, Portuguese Navy, Lisbon, 1988-1989; head committee command and control systems division, Portuguese Navy, Lisbon, since 1993.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Julieta Maria R. Bemposta, June 26, 1992. 1 child, Ana Rita Bemposta.