Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1964. Master of Science in Engineering, University California, Berkeley. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington.
Graduate, Army Command General Staff College. Graduate, Naval War College.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1964. Early assignments include battery executive officer 7th battalion, 11th field artillery, Republic South Vietnam, battalion fire support officer, battery Commander Republic South Vietnam, 1966-1967. Commander 1st special training company Fort Gordon, Georgia, 1967-1968.
Battalion operations officer 1st battalion, 38th field artillery, Korea, 1975-1976. Battalion executive officer, training officer, deputy operations officer 9th infantry division, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1976-1980. Inspections team chief, Office of Inspector General United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1980—1981.
Battalion Commander 4th battalion, 77th field artillery, Babenhausen, Germany, 1981—1983. Instructor, assistant professor deputy Mechanics United States Military Academy, West Pt., New York, 1971-1974, associate professor department engineering, 1987-1989, professor, deputy head department civil and mechanical engineering, 1989-1992, vice dean academy board, 1993-1994, professor, head department civil and mechanical engineering, 1994-1995, dean academy board, 1995—2000. President Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, since 2000.
Married; 3 daughters.