Brigadier General USAF (Ret)
8900 Captains Row
Alexandria, Virginia 22308
(703) 780-7652


Longterm professional growth in military related research and development management, operations research, military flying and participation in National interest studies. Personal contributions made in the fields of research and development management, weapon system concepts, guided weapons technology, target acquisition aids, focused energy weapons, operations research applications and joint service harmonization of requirements. Retired as a Brigadier General, USAF in 1978 after 31 years of active duty.

Appointed Special Assistant to the Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration, 1988-1989. Personally designated to prepare the White Paper on the Federal Aviation Administration for the 1989 Presidential Transition Team. This included development of policy initiatives on FAA/USAF joint use of the Global Positioning System (GPS), operational life for commercial aircraft, anti-terrorism, airport and airway capacity, requirements in the FAA acquisition process and FAA leadership and management development.

Currently: Engineering Consultant


B.S., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University

M.S., Aeronautical Engineering (Air Ordnance Engineering Option), Air Force Institute Technology

Ph.D. Candidate, Operations Research, Western Reserve University (Academics Completed)

Ph.D. Candidate, Statistics, Western Reserve University (Academics Completed)

Air War College (Distinguished Graduate)


Research and Development Management

Deputy for Systems, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio (1975-1978). Responsible for the overall direction and management of nine systems program offices with 1200 scientific and technical personnel. The nine systems programs included the following: Maverick Missile System with optical, laser and imaging infrared guidance; Precision Location Strike System; Fighter Attack Systems Program Office (SPO); Remotely Piloted Vehicle SPO for strike, reconnaissance and electronic countermeasures; EF-111 Electronic Warfare Aircraft SPO; Airlift SPO; Advanced Medium STOL Transport SPO; Simulator SPO for all types of Air Force aircraft, and an in-house systems development program office for Gun Ships and the Pave Low night and all weather rescue system. Responsibilities included program definition, development, production, acquisition and deployment. This also included modification of systems in support of Air Force, Army, Navy and Security Assistance programs to foreign governments. Also served on a general officer steering group for high energy laser programs, chaired a special effort to harmonize Joint Service requirements for aircraft equipment and supervised a two week systems program management course.

Deputy Director of Development and Acquisition, HQ USAF, Pentagon (1972-1975). Office responsible for direction of $2.4 billion RDT&E and $2.6 billion acquisition annually. Programs included aeronautical systems (B-1, F-15, F-16, etc.), armament systems, ICBMs, avionics, C3 system, technology base, industrial resources and test support. The Directorate had seven divisions and 150 personnel. Duties included defending programs in OSD and before Senate and House Congressional Committees.

Served on the Air Force Uniform Board which had oversight on the First Uniform for female cadets at the Air Force Academy.

Commander of the Air Force Armament Laboratory, Elgin AFB (1970-1972). Responsible for all exploratory, advanced and engineering development of Air Force armament systems at the Armament Development and Test Center (approximately $60 million annually in research and development and 750 personnel).

Founding Chairman, Department of Defense Air Munitions Requirements and Development Committee, OSD, Pentagon (1968-1970). Responsible for a Joint Service Office to harmonize air weapon requirements for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. Had additional responsibility as Assistant for Aircraft (A-10, Harrier, AH-56) and Air Ordnance in the Office of the Assistant Director, Land Warfare, OSD. Was the principal author for Area Coordinating Paper No. 1 which was the basic plan for all DoD air munitions developments.

Earlier R&D management and engineering assignments included Armament System Division, HQ USAF (2.5 years), Air Weapons Directorate, HQ AFSC (2 years - started the coherent focused energy weapons program in 1957 which generated the first proposal for a LASER and very large phased arrays) and the Army Ballistic Laboratories (BRL), Aberdeen, MD, (2 years). The BRL work was primarily development of warheads and fusing systems for Bomarc and Atlas missiles and weapons effectiveness testing. Pioneered explosive forming of continuous rod warheads and designed around the "end effect."

Operations Research

Director, Tactical Analysis, HQ 7th AF (1967-1968). Responsible for combat analyses in support of all tactical air operations in Southeast Asia. The Directorate had 47 analyst and support personnel in four divisions accomplishing quantifying analyses in forces allocation, tactics, mission optimization planning, weaponeering, Contemporary Historical Evaluation of Combat Operations (CHECO) and Igloo White operational analysis.

Systems and R&D Analyst, HQ AFSC (1958-1961). B-70 Bomber/ICBM comparative effectiveness analyses (which first established the need and justifying analysis for the Air Launched Cruise Missile), technological force structure optimization planning, limited war studies, cost-effectiveness studies on advanced weapon systems and initial design studies of focused energy weapons.

Tactical Systems Development Plans, HQ USAF (1964-1965). Conducted systems analysis, trade-off studies and analysis of proposed tactical systems (including the laser guided bomb) to determine requirements, effectiveness and operational utility.

National Interest Studies Participation

1958 National Academy of Science Woods Hole Summer Study, "New Horizons II", headed by Dr. Theodore Von Karman. I served as the Technical Secretary for both the Weapons Committee and the Joint Committee on Limited Warfare. I was specifically sent to the study to draw together experts from throughout the USA to plan technology developments for focused energy weapons. Responsive proposals to my 1957 solicitation to industry generated the acronym LASER.

Chaired HQ USAF Conventional Weapons Study 1964.

Chaired the weapons team of the 1966 USAF TACAIR Study.

Chairman Avionics Panel, 1972 Maxwell Committee on F-15 fighter aircraft.

OSD member National Academy of Engineering Study on Long Range Assurance of Aviation Fuel Availability for Military and Commercial Aviation (1974).

Chairman, Joint Service Interoperability Working Group (PELSS).

Chairman, System Program Office/Plant Representative Office Teamwork Effectiveness Study, Air Force Systems Command.

General Officer participant in the SAB led scrubb of the B-1 Program.

Military Flying

Command Pilot - 4,000 hours: Trans-Pacific Aircraft Commander in support of Korean airlift and nuclear weapon testing in the South Pacific; support missions in Southeast Asia, maintenance flight test; instructor pilot; was reciprocating engine and jet qualified. Combat time - 37 hours.


Sino-Soviet Conflict, Competition and Cooperation: Risks in Force Structure Planning

A Reduced Upper Limit for Sequential Test Truncation Error

Author and co-author of numerous technical papers, lectures and briefings in the fields of acquisition management, foreign military sales, standardization, harmonization of requirements, combat operations, force allocation, value engineering, systems effectiveness, quality assurance, guided weapons, focused energy weapons and technological force structure plans.


Distinguished Service Medal 1978 - R&D Management
Legion of Merit 1975 - R&D Management
Legion of Merit 1972 - R&D Management
Legion of Merit 1966 - R&D Management
Distinguished Graduate, Air War College 1967
Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Office School 1956
Distinguished Military Graduate, AFROTC 1949


Schedule C Appointee, Federal Aviation Administration 1988-89
Campaigned in Florida for Bush/Quayle/Connie Mack ticket 1988
Senate Campaign Steering Committee - 1988
Chairman, Campaign Steering Committee. Congressman Parris - 1986
Chairman. Fairfax County Republican Party 1982 -1984, 1984 - 1986
Campaign Steering Committee for Senator Warner, 1984
Fairfield County Campaign Chairman for Reagan/Bush 1984
Drafted the Fairfax County Precinct Manual 1980
Legislative Aide, Virginia Assembly - 1979
Fort Hunt Precinct Chairman 1979 - 1980
Fairfax County Republican Committee Member - 12 years


Chairman, United States Defense Committee 1977 - 1988
American Defense Preparedness Association (AOA) Chairman of Air Force Liaison Committee 1972 - 1975
Leader, Great Books Discussion Groups
President, Stratford Civic Association
President, Mt. Vernon Chapter, The Retired Officers Association (1980)


Commissioned Service, U.S. Air Force - 29 years, highest rank - Brigadier General. Enlisted Service - 2 years and Active Reserves - 3 years. Health - excellent.
Age - 66.
Weight - 175 pounds.
Height - 6 Feet.
Married - Wife, Pianist (MS).
Four children - Veterinarian (DVM), Contractor (MA), Physicist (MS), and Communications Specialist (MS).
Hobby - Continuing studies and analyses to anticipate and forecast the future course of world military/political events.