Entered the United States Navy as a career officer in 1951.
During his tours at sea, he commanded a minesweeper and a destroyer, and was commander of Destroyer Squadron 9.
Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1975, then commanded Cruiser Destroyer Squadron 5.
Served as the Director of the Near East and South Asia Region in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
In 1978 assumed command of the training command of the US Pacific Fleet.
After retirement from the Navy in 1981, he was appointed by President Reagan asm United States Ambassador to Guyana. He was later named Ambassador to Kenya.
1991 to 2001 served as Master of Davenport College at Yale University and held joint appointment as Lecturer in the Departments of History and African & African-American Studies.
US Naval Intelligence School 1957
US Naval War College 1966 Graduate with Distinction
Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal wth Combat "V",
Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars.
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Inducted November 24, 2009