Graduate, Hungarian Military Academy, 1966. Certified, War College, 1976. Additional military strategy postgraduate work.
Doctor of Philosophy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1989.
Commissioned Second lieutenant Hungarian Army, 1966, advanced through grades to major general, Commander various air defense and radar units, including battalion Commander, 1966-1976. Deputy Commander, then Commander radar unit, Commander land forces division Army Radioelectronic Reconnaissance Center, 1976-1983. Deputy head, head of chair Zrínyi Miklós War College, 1983-1990, deputy Commander College for Sciences, acting vice-rector National Defense University, 1990-1997.
Deputy chief defense planning directorate, Defense Staff Hungarian Army, 1997-1999. Military representative from Republic of Hungary to North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, since 1999. Member National Doctoral and Qualifying Committee, 1993-1996, Hungarian Accreditation Committee, Expert Committee in Military Sciences, 1994-1997, Science Committee of Strategy and Defense Research Institute, Minister of Defense, 1991-1996.
President doctoral senate Zrínyi Miklcs War College, 1991-1997, president edition board Gazette, 1991-1996, editorial board Military Science Newsletter, 1994-1996.
Member Association of Hungarian Military Science (vice president 1995-1998, president 1997), Hanns-Seidel foundation (advisory board 1992-1994).
Married; 2 children.