Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Iowa, 1954. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1958. Doctor of Science Institute of Technology, 1963.
Doctor of Science (Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965.
Member staff electrical engineering department Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958-1965. Member staff Lincoln Laboratory, 1965-1972. Assistant director defense research & engineering United States Department Defense, 1972-1975.
Deputy director Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1975-1976, director, 1976-1979. Vice president engineering Satellite Business Systems, McLean, Virginia, 1979-1981. Assistant secretary for research & technical United States Department Defense, Washington, 1983-1985.
Director Defense Advisory Research Projects Agency, Arlington, 1981-1985. President, Chief Executive Officer, chairman Atlantic Aerospace electronics corporation, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1985-1999. President Titan Corporation, Aerospace Electronics Division, 1999—2005.
Board directors British Aerospace North America, Rockville, Maryland, Etenna Сorporation. Chairman Trimble Navigation Ltd., Sunnyvale, California, General Electric Company-Marconi North America, Wayne, New Jersey, 1998—1999, Talarian Corporation, Mountainview, California, 1989—1999. Member Defense Science Board United States Department Defense, from 1996.
Member strategic advisory group United States Strategic Command, 1982—1999.
Served with United States Air Force, 1954-1956. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Member Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.
Married Benita A. Sidwell, October 5, 1985. Children— Jonathan A., James G.