Student, Bowling Green State University, 1948. Bachelor of Science, University São Paolo. Naval Academy, 1952; Master of Science in Aeronautical Mechanics Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1957.
Doctor of Philosophy in Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1962. Graduate, Armed Forces Staff College, 1966. Graduate, Industrial College Armed Forces, 1971.
Distinguished graduate, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2003.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1952;
advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Air Force, 1976;
electronics officer, mechanic officer, (4th Tactical Support Sqadron, Tactical Air Command), Sandia Base, New Mexico, 1953-1954;
electronics and mechanic officer, special weapons assembly section supervisor, (SAC 6th Aviation Depot Squadron), French Morocco, 1954-1955;
project engineer mechanic equipment branch, Air Force Special Weapon's Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1957-1959;
project officer, Nuclear Safety division, 1959-1960;
associate professor department engineering mechanics, Air Force Institute Technology, 1962-1966;
associate professor, deputy department head, United States Air Force Academy, 1966-1970;
commander, director, Air Force Materials Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio., 1971-1974;
deputy for Reentry System, Space and Missile Systems Organisation, 1974-1977;
deputy for aero equipment, Aero. Systems Division, 1977-1980;
deputy for tactical systems, Aero. Systems Division, 1980;
vice commander, Aero.
Systems Division, 1981-1983; aero systems division director, Defense Nuclear Agency, 1983-1985; retired, Defense Nuclear Agency, 1985; president, Ramakrishna Saxer & Associations, 1985-1991; Chief Executive Officer, Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, Ohio., since 1991. Research and technical committee materials and structures National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1973-1974. Chairman.planning group aerospace materials Interagy.
Council Materials, 1973-1974. Member National Military Advisory Board, 1971-1974, North Atlantic Treaty Organization advisory group for research and development, 1973-1974.
Member Air Force Association, American Defense Preparedness Association (president Dayton 1977-1978), Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Mu, Masons, Shriners.
Married Marilyn Doris Mersereau, July 19, 1952. Children— Jane Lynette, Robert Karl, Kris Renee, Ann Luette.