Status: Inactive; Active 1979-1985. Born: 1943-11-21. Birth Place: Ville Platte, Louisiana.
Bachelor of science in aeronautics from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1973. Master of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1974. Trained as a USAF observer for mission STS-41C, before the USAF decided to eliminate this aspect of the mission in the (late fall of 1983). He was never however officially assigned to mission STS-41C . Worked at Hughes Aircraft, Tucson, Arizona.
The group was selected to provide shuttle manned spaceflight engineers to operate military payloads.. Qualifications: USAF, Navy, or Army 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.. 13 were selected from 222 candidates. The existence of the group was secret until 1985.