Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1933; student, Flying Training Center, San Antonio, 1933-1934; student, Air Corps Training School, 1937-1938; student, Air War College, 1946-1947.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1933; advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Army, 1962; chief inspector, test pilot, Panama Air Depot, France Field, Canal Zone, 1935-1937; assigned, Chanute Field, Illinois, 1937-1938; flynig instructor, flight and stage commander, Randolph Field, Texas, 1938-1942; director flying training, Army Air Field, Enid, Oklahoma, 1942; commander, Army Air Field, Independence, Kansas, 1943; chief individual training division office assistant chief Air Staff Training, Pentagon, Washington, 1943-1944; commander, 383d Bomb Wing, 1944-1945; member joint strategic plans and operations group, Headquarters Far East Command, Tokyo, Japan, 1947-1948; commander, 51st Jet Fighter Wing, Naha Air Force Base, Okinawa, 1948-1949; deputy commander, 97th Bomb Wing, Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas, 1949-1951; deputy chief staff, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Omaha, 1951-1952; chief of staff, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Omaha, 1952-1956; deputy commander 2d Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1956-1958; commander 3d Air Division, Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, 1958-1959; assistant vice chief of staff, Headquarters United States Air Force, Washington, 1959-1962; vice commander-in-chief, United States Air Force, Europe, 1962-1966; retired, United States Air Force, Europe, 1966; executive vice president development, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1967-1968; regional vice president, Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge, 1968-1976. Board directors General Services Life Insurance Company, Washington.
Town commissioner Longboat Key, Florida, 1971-1978. Member council trustees Freedoms Found at Valley Forge, 1976-1987. Member Masons, Shriners, Order Daedalians, Army-Navy Club (Washington).
Married Anne Johnson Young, October 1, 1947. Children: Nancy, Richard Mattern, Thomas.