Status: Inactive; Active 1985-1988. Born: 1954-11-27. Birth Place: Columbia, South Carolina.
Bachelor of science from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1978. Master of science in aeronautical engineering from USAF Institute of Technology, 1982. Selected in 1985 in MSE Group 3, but left the astronaut corps in July 1988. US Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado. Later Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB.
The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF officers with bachelor's degree in science or engineering; four years experience in flying or space-related activities. Vision minimum 20/150 uncorrected, correctable to 20/20. Maximum sitting blood pressure of 140/90. Height between 150 and 193 cm.. 5 were selected from 160 candidates.