Born 10 May 1940, Peoria, Illinois, died in 2007.
United States Military Academy - BS Degree 1962; Tulane University - MBA Degree - Operations Research/Business.
Dec 89 - Aug 91 Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command, United States Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Aug 91 - May 93 - Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina
May 93 - Feb 96 - Commander in Chief, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Bickerman Downing; his mother, Eileen Downing; his sister, Marlianne Fortune, all of Peoria; his daughters, Elizabeth Downing Revell of Clifton, Va., and Laura Downing of Brooklyn; a granddaughter; and several stepchildren and stepgrandchildren.more » « less