Attended, Los Angeles City College, 1940—1942. Bachelor, American University, 1955.
Head arranging staff, supervisor bandmaster course United States Navy, United States Army, United States Marine Corps Corps bandmasters, 1945—1955. Musical assistant, bandmaster United States Delegation to United Nations, New York City, 1964—1967. Semi-retired composer and teacher San Deigo, since 1974.
Teacher United States Navy musicians seeking advancement. Adjudicator band competitions. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1973.
Member of Fleet Reserve Association, Retired Officer Association, Epsilon Alpha Gamma.
Married Helen Ilene Brinkley, November 21, 1944. 1 child: Karen Lee.