Bachelor in History and Political Science, Alfred University, 1969. Master of Public Administration, Clark University, 1979.
Commissioned 2 Lieutenant, United States Army, 1970; advanced through grades to captain, United States Army chief intelligence collection management, commander human source collection, United States Army, Augsburg, West Germany, 1970-1974; commissioned tactical signals intelligence company, United States Army, Pyongtaek, Republican Korea., 1974-1975; supervisor division signals intelligence operations training Army Intelligence School, United States Army, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, 1976-1979; resigned, United States Army, 1979; budget examiner, Office Management and Budget, Washington, 1979-1983; deputy staff director, budget director, Senate Select Committee Intelligence, Washington, 1983-1991; deputy assistant secretary defense intelligence, Office of Secretary of Defense, Washington, 1991-1995; executive director for intelligence community affairs, Office of Director Control Intelligence/Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1995-1996; deputy director, acting director, National Reconnaissance Office, Washington, 1996-1997; assistant secretary of Air Force (space), director, National Reconnaissance Office, Washington, since 1997. Presidential management intern United States Office Personnel Management, Washington, 1979-1981.
Member Security Affairs Support Association, National Milit. Intelligence Association (board directors 1988-1997).
Married Linda Judith Merker, 1969. Children: Jennifer, Jason.