Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with high honors, University Illinois, 1948. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in Illumination, University Illinois, 1950. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University Illinois, 1954.
Instructor, then assistant professor Mississippi State College, Starkville, 1948—1951. Chief research and photometric section Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1954—1958, chief warfare vision branch, 1958—1965. Director night vision and combat surveillance laboratories Army Electronics Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, 1965—1968, director laboratories, 1968—1977, Adelphi, Maryland, 1977—1979.
Principal technical director Army Development & Readiness Command, Alexandria, Virginia, 1979—1981. Deputy director research and technical Martin Marietta Electronics Systems Group, Orlando, Florida, 1981—1984, director department electro-optics and image signal processing, 1984—1987, director engineering operations, 1987—1991. Special assistant for electro-optics Martin Marietta Electronics & Missile Group, 1991—1993.
Executive vice president MK Research, Inc., Atlanta, 1993—1998. With United States Air Force, 1943-1946, Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Guam, with United States Air Force, since 1946.
Fellow: IES, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Fellow 1970).
Married Norma Mae Woodard, February 1, 1947. 1 child Marnie.