Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1930. Graduate, Air Corps School, 1931. Graduate, Air Corps Tactical School, 1939.
Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, 1930. Advanced through grades to general, 1952. Duty with General Headquarters Air Force, 1940-1942, 43.
With Northwest African Air Force. Department chief staff operations Headquarters United States Air Force. Acting vice chief staff Air Forces, 1950.
Commander in chief United States and Allied Air Forces in Center Europe, 1951. Air deputy Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, 1953-1956, supreme allied Commander Europe, 1956-1963. Retired, 1964; president Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation, 1964-1967, chairman, 1967-1972, retired, 1972, then chairman emeritus.
Director emeritus United Air Lines.
Honorary trustee Eisenhower College. Member English-Speaking Union United States (director), Army and Navy Club (Washington), Belmont Country Club (Toledo), Links.
Son of Martin and Marie (Johnson) N. M. Isabelle Helen Jenkins, April 27, 1935. 1 daughter, Kristin Norstad Jaffe.