Bachelor in Political Science, University Michigan, 1980. Master of Arts in Political Science, University Michigan, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University Michigan, 1996.
Numerous positions to lieutenant colonel United States Air Force, 1981—2006. Retired, 2006
Former director global environmental affairs National Security Council, White House. Former deputy director security programs United States Department State.
Faculty United States Air Force Academy, 1988—2006, civilian faculty, since 2007.
Member of Disabled American Veterans (life), American Legion.
Married Martha Bidlack (deceased). Children: Chris, Sarah;1 child Amanda.