Bachelor, University Omaha, 1965. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1969. Postgraduate, Armed Forces Staff College, 1966.
Postgraduate, National War College, 1969. Postgraduate, Advanced Management Program, University Pittsburgh, 1972.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1949; advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1981; commander 1st and 3d brigades, 1st Cavalry division, United States Army, Vietnam, 1969-1970; deputy secretary of general staff Office of Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1970-1972; commander Joint Casualty Resolution Center, United States Army, Thailand, 1973; assistant division commander 1st Infantry division, United States Army, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1974-1975; commanding general John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance, United States Army commandant United States Army Institute for Military Assistance, United States Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1975; chief of staff United Nations Command United States Forces in Korea, United States Army, 1977-1979; commander 2d Infantry Division, United States Army, Korea, 1979-1981; commander Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force and United States Central Command, United States Army, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1981-1985; retired, 1985; now consultant international corporations.
Member Company Military Historians, Association United States Army, Special Forces Association (honorary), Uniformed Services Benefit Association (Board of Governors), Airlift Association (director), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Married Josephine Rae, August 14, 1956 (deceased 1992). Stepchildren: George R. Cody, Leslie C. Reiman.