AB, San Francisco State University, 1949. Master of Divinity, Berkeley Baptist Division School, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1963.
Postgraduate, The American University, 1970.
Enlisted, United States Army, 1942;
commissioned First lieutenant, United States Army, 1952;
advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Army, 1966;
organization chaplain, United States Army, Korea, Federal Republic Germany, 1952-1962;
instructor, United States Army Chaplain School, Brooklyn, 1963-1967;
supervisor chaplain, Army Commands, Vietnam, 1967-1968;
assistant chaplain operations training headquarters, 1st United States Army, Fort Meade, Maryland., 1968-1969;
retired, United States Army, 1969;
chaplain, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, 1973-1981;
minister education, Shiloh (District of Columbia) Baptist Church, 1981-1985;
pulpit assistant, Shiloh (District of Columbia) Baptist Church, since 1987;
interim director chaplaincy and pastoral counseling services, American Baptist Churches, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1986-1987. Delegate Council Churches, Washington, 1981-1985. Member missions and evangelism committee District of Columbia Baptist Convention, 1987-1991, Executive Board.
Director religious education Concord Baptist Church, Brooklyn, 1964-1967.
Assistant director, executive director Far East Community Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, 1970-1973;board directors Housing Development Corporation, Washington, 1972-1976. Member Mayor's Health Planning Advisory Committee, Washington, 1972-1977. Advisory board North Cmty.
Mental Health Center, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Archives & Records Center. Member District of Columbia StateAdv. Council on Adult Education, 1990-1994.
Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Far East Ministerial Association (president Washington chapter 1973-1974), National Military Chaplains Association (trustee 1984-1987, 96-), Association Mental Health Chaplains, Baptist Mins. Conference District of Columbia, Urban League, American Baptist Seminary of West Alumni Association (president eastern region 1989-1991, international president, trustee 1990-1992, Alumnus of Year 1996), Alpha Phi Alpha (chaplain Washinton chapter 1980-1981, president 1982-1983), Phii Delta Kappa.
Married Katie Rose Baker, September 4, 1942 (divorced 1961). Children: William E. (deceased), Rose M. Calbert Findley, Muriel L., Katherine E. Calbert-Jackson, Yvonne A. Calbert DeSena. Married Madlyn Gwendolyn Williams, June 15, 1963.
1 child, William Eugene.