Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1963. Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, 1970.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1963; advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, United States Army, 1993; company commander, advisor, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-1971; student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1975; battalion commander, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 1976-1978; advisor California National Guard, 40th Infantry Division, Los Angeles, 1979-1980; student, Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1981; brigade commander, 3d Infantry, Kitzingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1981-1983; chief of staff, 3d Armored Division, Frankfurt, Federal Republic Germany, 1983; community commander, assistant division commander, United States Army Europe, Hanau, Federal Republic Germany, 1985-1986; deputy chief of staff for personnel, United States Army Staff, Washington, 1986-1989; commander, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1989-1991; chief United States Military Training Mission, Operation Desert Storm, United States Control Command, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1991-1993; director, Defense Security Assistance Agency, Washington, 1993-1997; retired.
Member Transatlantic council Boy Scouts American, Federal Republic Germany, 1985-1986. Board directors Society Big Red One, 1989-1991. Member Association United States Army (vice president membership and meetings committee).
Married Linda Ann Saunders, January 21, 1961. Children: Rebecca Jean Rhame Barton, Thomas Gregory.