West Point, NY
Born August 3, 1934, in West Point, N.Y.; son of Merrow E. (a soldier) and
Louise (Barnes) Sorley; married second wife, Virginia Mezey (a librarian),
November 21, 1970; children: (first marriage) Kathleen Sorley Wilson;
(stepchildren from second marriage) Douglas Becker, Timothy Becker, Susan
U.S. Military Academy, B.S., 1956; University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1963;
Pennsylvania State University, M.P.A., 1973; Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D.,
1979; also attended Army War College, Naval War College, and Harvard University.
U.S. Army, career officer, 1956-76, assignments in Fort Meade, Md., Amberg, West
Germany, and Fort Knox, Ky., 1956-62, instructor and assistant professor of
English at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1963-66, executive officer
in Vietnam, 1966-67, student officer at Naval War College, Newport, R.I.,
1967-68, assistant secretary of general staff, Office of the Chief of Staff,
1968-70, commander of 2nd Tank Battalion, 37th Armor, in Erlangen, West Germany,
1971-72, member of faculty of military planning and strategy at U.S. Army War
College, 1973-75, senior military assistant to director of net assessment,
Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1975-76, retiring as lieutenant colonel;
Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C., chief of Policy and Plans
Division, Intelligence Community Staff, 1976-78, senior inspector, Office of the
Inspector General, 1978-79, chief of audit staff, 1979-82, office director and
program manager, National Intelligence Emergency Support Office, 1982-83; Azonic
Services Corp., Potomac, Md., president, 1983--. Associated with Defense
Organization Project, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and
International Studies, 1984-85. Member of advisory council of Defense
Intelligence College; international consultant on public policy issues,
concentrating on national security matters; member of alumni council of Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
International Institute for Strategic Studies, U.S. Military Academy Association
of Graduates (member of board of trustees), Society of the Cincinnati (member of
board of directors; chairman of museum and library committee), Inter-University
Seminar on Armed Forces and Society (fellow), Pi Alpha Alpha.
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