Graduate, Blair Academy, 1938; Bachelor of Arts with honors, Princeton, 1942; graduate, Command and General Staff College, 1944; graduate, National War College, 1961.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1942; advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1977; served in, Hawaii and Japan., World World War II; assistant to military attache, London, England., 1946-1949; with, 39th Field Artillery Battalion and 3d Infantry Division Artillery, United States, Japan and Korea, 1949-1951; commander, 602d Field Artillery Battalion, 1952-1953; member of staff and faculty, Field Artillery School, 1953-1956; staff officer Office Chief Research and Development,, Department Army, 1956-1958; military assistant, assistant Executive officer to secretary of army, Department Army, 1958-1960; staff, CINCPAC, 1961-1964; commander, 25th Infantry Division Arty chief of staff, assistant division commander, 25th Infantry Division, 1964-1965; member, Organisation Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1965-1966; director developers, Department of Army, 1966-1967; assistant division commander, 2d Infantry Division, 1967-1968; director research, development and engineering, United States Army Materiel Command, Washington, 1969-1971; deputy commander for materiel acquisition, United States Army Materiel Command, 1971-1973; deputy chief staff, CINCPAC, 1973-1975; commander, United States Army Japan and IX Corps, 1975-1977; commander, United States Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command, 1977-1981; retired, 1981; director Landpower Education Program,, Association United States Army, 1982-1986. Chairman of the Board Cardion Inc., Woodbury, New York, 1989-1998.
Trustee Princeton University, 1981-1985, St. John's Cmty. Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, since 1997, St. John's Comty. Superior vena cava syndrome Foundation, since 1998, director emeritus since 1994.
Board directors Army and Air Force Mutual Aid Association, 1982-1993. Member Association United States Army, Air Force Association, National Security Industrial Association (honorary), Retired Officers Association, American Defense Preparedness Association (Gold medal 1981), Society Logistics Engineers, Society Military Engineers, Reserve Officers Association (Minuteman Hall of Fame award 1981), National Contract Management Association (board advisers 1982-1993).
Married Rebecca Jane Jeffers, June 18, 1947 (deceased April 11, 2005). Children: Rebecca Claire, Michael Reiley, John Jeffers, Peter Blair, Margaret, Kevin McCammon.