Eighth Sergeant Major of the
  United States Marine Corps
  April 1, 1977 - August 14, 1979
  Korean War
  Vietnam War
His personal decorations include: the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" and gold star in lieu of second award; and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is also qualified to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia and Scuba Diver's Insignia.