Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1956. Bachelor in Business Administration and Political Science, University Maryland, 1960. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1964.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1956, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, professor Mechanics and civil engineering Air Force Institute of Technology Dayton, Ohio, 1964-1975, director civil engineering Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1976-1977, chief civil engineering research division Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, 1977-1980, retired, 1980. Principal engineer Business Development Manager Corporation, Albuquerque, 1980-1994, Johnson and Associates, Albuquerque, since 1994. Engineer Northrop Grumman, 2003—2004.
Consultant in site surveys, foundation design, construction of ground stations for satellite communications system, 1992-2001. Consultant space science and lunar basing National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University New Mexico, New Mexico State University and Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987-1992. Adjunct professor civil engineering University New Mexico, 1987-1992.
Principal investigator development concepts for lunar astronomical observatory University New Mexico, New Mexico State University, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1987-1994. Technical chairman Space '88, Space '90, Space '94, Space '96, Space '98, Space 2000, Space 2002, International Conferences, Albuquerque. Visiting lecturer International Space University, Japan, 1992, Huntsville, Alabama, 1993, Barcelona, Spain, 1994, Stockholm, 1995.
Member panel on siting lunar base European Space Agency, 1994. General chair Space 96 and RCEII Conference, Albuquerque, 1996. General chairman Space Conference, Albuquerque, 1998, 2000, Robotics Conference, Albuquerque, 1998, 2000.
Member steering com Space Exploration 2005, Albuquerque, Space Exploration 2007. Vice president, board directors Space Engineering and Science Institute.
President church council Church of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Albuquerque, 1983-1985, chairman board deacons, 1991-1993, 2000, moderator, 1996-1997, clerk, 2002. Southwest Conference (United Church Christ) delegate to General Synod XIX, St. Louis, 1993, General Synod XX, Oakland, California, 1995, General Synod XXI, Columbus, Ohio, 1997. Trustee Lunar Geotechnical Institute, since 1990.
Member advisory board Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Structures Research, Rutgers University, since 1990. Member memorial to Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior site selection committee, Albuquerque, 2005-2006. Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers (chairman executive committee aerospace division 1979, technical activities committee 1984, chairman committee space engineering and construction since 1987, member national space policy committee 1988-1996, chairman 1990-1996, Outstanding News Corresponding award 1981, Aerospace Sciences and Technology Applications award 1990, Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition award 1989).
Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (space logistics committee, Engineer of Year Region IV 1990), National Space Society, American Geophysical Union, Society of America Military Engineers, Sigma Xi, Pi Sigma Alpha.
Married Mary Anis Giddings, June 24, 1956. Children: Janelle Chiemi, Gregory Stewart, Eric Willard.