Student, Bucknell University. Student, University Colorado. Student, University Virginia.
Enlisted United States Navy, 1944, naval aviator, combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, 1947—1968, exchange officer Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, 1956—1958, retired Commander, 1968. System analyst Center Naval Analyses, Rosslyn, Virginia, 1968-1971. Freelance writer various publications, 1971-1980.
Captain American Cruise Lines, Haddam, Connecticut, 1981. Founder Conklin Marine Center and Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, Annapolis, Maryland, 1982-1991. Owner, writer British Broadcasting Corporation Communications, Naples, Florida, from 1991.
Married Celia Bass, August 13, 1948.