Student, Case Institute of Technology, 1952. Bachelor of General Studies, University Omaha, 1963. Master of Arts in History, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1970.
Postgraduate, Industrial College Armed Forces, 1973.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1952; advanced through grades to colonel, United States Air Force, 1974; deputy director worldwide military command, control system engineer, Office Secretary Defense, Pentagon, Washington, 1976-1977; retired, 1980; deputy director board on telecommunications and computers, National Academy Science, Washington, 1980-1981; retired, United States Air Force, 1980; manager programming standards and controls, ITT Programming Technology, Stratford, Connecticut, 1981-1984; director applied technical, ITT Programming Technology, Stratford, Connecticut, 1984-1985; director strategic software technical, ITT Programming Technology, Stratford, Connecticut, 1985-1986; manager program development, Software Productivity Consortium, Herndon, Virginia, 1986-1988; senior research engineer, United Technology Optical Systems, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1988-1991. Consultant Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1982-1983.
President board directors Winterset, Annandale, Virginia, 1972-1974. Board directors Clarks Crossing, Vienna, Virginia, 1977-1980. Secretary board directors Soundings, Hobe Sound, Florida, since 1989.
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (standards board 1985, 88, achievement award 1986), National Security Industrial Association (software committee, Executive Committee), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Air Force Association, Retired Officers Association, 98th Bomb Wing Association, 13th Bomb Squadron Association, Knights of Columbus.
Married Ritamarie Dolores Kestner, Noc. 24, 1955; children: Mancy Marie, William Perry, Caolyn Rose.