Associate of Arts, Del Mar College, 1957. Bachelor of Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, 1959.
Associate research engineer Boeing Company, Huntsville, Alabama, 1962—1967. Flight mechanics engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Marshall Space Flight Center, 1967. Senior flight mechanics engineer Chrysler Corporation, New Orleans, 1967—1968.
Senior reliability engineer Kelly Air Force Base, San Antonio, 1968—1973, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1973—1980, consultant reliability management, 1973—1980. Senior quality engineer National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center, Houston, since 1980, consultant quality management, since 1980.
Cubmaster Boy Scouts America, Devine, Texas, 1972. Member of National Management Association, Systems Safety Society, American Society Quality Control (senior. Certified reliability engineer, certified quality engineer).
Married Mary Elizabeth Duncan Dickerson, June 16, 1957. Children: Russell Thomas, Ginger Bernice.