Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1947. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Naval Postgraduate School, 1956. Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, Iowa State College, 1957.
Master of Science in Aeronautics an Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1947; designated naval aviator, United States Navy, 1950; advanced through grades to rear admiral, United States Navy, 1973; service in Korean conflict, 1950-1953; S-3A project manager, (Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters), Washington, 1968-1973; force material officer staff, (Naval Air Force, United States Pacific Fleet), San Diego, 1973-1976; vice commander Naval Air Systems Command, 1976-1979; commander Pacific Missile Test Center, 1979-1982; retired, 1982. Engineer consultant Aerospace Defense Management.
Associate fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Member International Test and Evaluation Association (charter senior member), United States Naval Institute (life), Naval Academy Alumni Association (life), Sigma Xi.
Married Marilyn Ann Weaver, June 20, 1947. Children: Lynne Ann, Elizabeth Louise, Bruce Palmer, Laura Alice, Julia Ellen, Robert Alan.