||Mr. McCormick founded the firm with Col. Mark W. Cresap of the Army and Capt. Richard M. Paget of the Navy. He had met the two officers while working in the Navy Secretary's office in Washington.
He was senior partner until the firm was incorporated in 1969, when he was named chairman. He remained chairman while the company was owned by Citicorp from 1970 to 1977, after it went private again and when it merged with Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby. He retained the title of chairman until retiring in 1987.