Bachelor of Business Administration, University Buffalo, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Michigan State University, 1969. Postgraduate, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 1973.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1960;
advanced through grades to rear admiral, United States Navy, 1986;
disbursing officer, United States Ship Sperry, 1960-1962;
assistant planning officer, Naval Supply Depot, Mechanicburg, Pennsylvania, 1962-1964;
staff assistant, Commander Svc. Force, Pacific United States Navy, Hawaii., 1964-1965;
suuply officer, United States Ship Casmir Pulaski, 1965-1967;
director transportation systems, Supply Systems Command United States Navy, Washington, 1969-1972;
planning officer Space Supply Center, Naval Supply Center, Charleston, South Carolina., 1973-1976;
supply officer United States Ship Canopus, 1976-1978;
director energy office Office of Chief Naval Operations, Washington, 1978-1980;
deputy director for physical distribution Supply Systems Command, Washington, 1980-1983;
commanding officer Fleet Material Support Office, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 1983-1985;
supply officer, comptr. Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, United States Navy, Norfolk, Virginia, 1985-1986;
commandant Navy Accounting and Finance Center, Washington, 1986-1988;
Finance Management System, Washington, 1986-1988; commanding officer Ships Parts Control Center, United States Navy, Mechanicsburg, 1988-1992.
Married Marilyn Jessie O'Dowd, February 9, 1960. Children: Lynda Ann Filipiak, Leslie Kay.