Graduate, United States Military Academy, 1973. Infantry Officer Basic & Advanced Training, Armed Forces Staff College. Master of Arts in Area Studies, Harvard University.
Olmsted scholar, University Jordan, Amman.
Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army, 1973, advanced through grades to general, 2003. Commandant cadets United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1997-1999. Commander First Infantry Division, Wurzburg, Germany, 1999—2000.
Director strategic plans & policy Joint Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, 2000—2001, director, 2001—2003. Deputy Commander Combined Forces Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 2003. Commander United States Central Command, 2003—2007.
Strategic partner Torch Hill Investment Partners, Washington, since 2007. Board directors RPM International Inc., since 2008.
Married Kathleen Denton. Children: Sharon, Christine, David.