Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1951. Master of Arts in English, University North Carolina, 1958. Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration, College William and Mary, 1977.
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1951; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1967; education and training staff officer, pilot, United States Air Force, 1951-1971; assistant Professor of English, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1958-1962; director student services, Rappahannock Community College, Glenns, Virginia, 1973-1974; coordinator evening programs, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, 1974-1979; assistant to president, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, 1979-1982; Professor of English, Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, Virginia, since 1982. Public Aton press, Grafton, Virginia, since 1989. Judge speech and forensics contests, Colorado, 1960-1962, Virginia, since 1974.
Member York County (Virginia) Republican Committee, 1978-1985. Member International Society for Exploring Teaching Excellence, Air Force Association, Two-Year College English Association Southeast, Kappa Delta Pi.
Married Carolee Josephine Wells, June 16, 1951. Children: Valerie Jocelyn Henney Vincent, Frederic Allison Junior, Cynthia Alexandra Henney Fisher.