Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1944. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1950.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1944; advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Army, 1976; various assignments, 1944-1960; member of staff, (Office secretary Defense), Washington, 1961-1962; military assistant to Secretary Army, Washington, 1962-1963; senior advisor, (21st Division), Vietnam, 1963-1964; chief of staff, (101st Airborne Division), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 1965-1967; commander 2d brigade, (101st Airborne Division), Vietnam, 1967-1968; commanding general, (101st Airborne Division), Fort Devens, Massachusetts, 1968-1970; commanding general, (Delta Regional Assistance Command), Vietnam, 1971-1972; commanding general, (101st Airborne Division), Fort Campbell, 1972-1973; commandant, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1973-1975; commanding general, I Corps (Republic of Korea/United States) Group, Korea, 1976-1978; retired, I Corps (Republic of Korea/United States) Group, 1978.
Son of Horace Oscar and Kathleen (O'Neill) C. (parents American citizens). Married Nancy Townsend Troland, June 27, 1946. Children– Constance, Cecelia, Kathleen, Mary, John, Theodore, Anne.