Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Graceland College, 1953. Biosystems Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering, University Michigan, 1956. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Michigan, 1961.
Master of Arts in Administration, University California, 1975.
Group supervisor performance Chrysler Missile Division, 1956-1963. Group supervisor aerodynamics Ling Temco Vought, 1963-1965. Message Telecommunications Service Aerospace Corporation, 1965-1971.
Registrar Riverside City College, 1971-1973. Member technical staff California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1973-1976. Message Telecommunications Service General Research Corporation, 1976-1977.
Division manager space technical, principal Analytic Services, Arlington, Virginia, 1977. Participant Joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Department of Defense Space Transportation Architecture Study, 1986. Technical advisor ad hoc committee Air Force Science Advisory Board, 1988-1992.
Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Planetary Society.
Married Arlene Torsch. Children: Kirt, Diane Rodney.