“Post-Navy Biography”

(compiled September 1, 1987)

China Experience:

  • Twelve consecutive years in China, Hong Kong, and other Asian Areas,

          with past six years residency in Beijing,

  • Extensive Chinese governmental and commercial connections,

  • Fluent in Chinese Mandarin language,

  • Articles on China published in· Foreign Affairs Quarterly and Naval Institute Proceedings.


  • Vice President, FMC Far East, Ltd.,

  • Managing Director, China, and resident Beijing Representative, FMC Corporation.


  • Vice President, National Council for U.S.-China trade. Coordinated commercial, economic, and political information and communication
    between U.S. and Chinese  entities.Conducted commercial and political Chinese delegations on tours of U.S. industry.


  • Senior representative of the U.S. Defense Department in Hong Kong.

           Conducted liaison with Hong Kong civil, military, and commercial authorities; and the diplomatic community in 
           coordinating. U.S. politico-military matters in the Hong Kong area.Collected and reported politico-military-economic
           information on east Asia.


  • Senior military officer assigned to Department of State. Planned and participated in international negotiations regarding U.S. military operations, basing, and assistance abroad.

  • Representative on standing inter-agency committees and task-forces concerning law-of-the-sea, international terrorism, and other matters.

  • Served as State Department delegate in negotiations with the Soviet Union.

Scheduled and assisted U.S. ambassadors in discussions with Joint Chiefs of Staff.


O Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Cleveland with embarked amphibious landing craft, helicopters, and Marine battalion in western Pacific.

Earlier Experience:

O  Interpreted and translated Chinese language at the Korean armistice talks.

O  Executive assistant to senior command in Atlantic and Japan

O  Directed management, training, and operations of carrier-based based squadrons.

O  Pilot with Blue Angels, Navy flight demonstration team.


O  M.S. in International Affairs, George Washington University.

O  B.S. in Physics, U.C.L.A.

O  Research Fellowship, Council on Foreign Affairs.

O  Graduate of National War College and Army War Colege.

Current (to 1988):

O  Lying on fanny in retirement. Painting (oils). Carving figurines.

Occasionally consulting and teaching on China trade and culture.

Ottumwa, Iowa, Preflight Class 13-46