Graduate, The Citadel. Graduate, Marine Corps. Office Candidate, 1966.
Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), The Citadel, 2001.
Advanced through grades to lieutenant general United States Marine Corps, 1997, retired, 2001. Infantry platoon commander 1st Battalion 9th Marines, Vietnam, 1967. Chief instructor, commanding officer, branch head captain Officer Candidate School, 1969.
Squadron combat cargo officer Amphibious Squadron Three, San Diego, 1972. Infantry company commander 1st Battalion 2d Marines, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1972. Head of career management section manpower department United States Marine Corps, Washington, 1980, assistant secretary of general staff, 1982-1983, senior marine aide to commandant, 1983-1985.
Commanding officer 1st reconnaissance Battalion, 1987, Contingency MAGTG 1-88, 1987. Assistant chief staff 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, 1988-1990, major general, commanding general, 1994. Assistant chief staff United Nations Command, Republic of Korea, 1996-1997.
Commanding general III Expeditionary Force, Commander Marine Corps. bases, Commander Marine forces, Japan United States Marine Corps, 1997-1999. Commander Marine Forces Pacific, Her Majesty Smith, Hawaii, 1999—2001. Special assistant for homeland security United States Department Defense, Washington, 2001—2002.
Deputy commissioner of counter-terrorism New York City Police Department, 2002—2003. Under secretary for information analysis & infrastructure protection United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, 2003—2005. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Digital Fusion, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, since 2005.
Board directors Digital Fusion, Inc., since 2005.
Married Jean Wallace Libutti.