Dr. Art Schmitt was born in Brooklyn, NY.
During the Vietnam War he served with Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron
Three. He was Officer in Charge (OINC) of a Seawolf Detachment at Sea
Float/Solid Anchor on the Cau
in 1970. Art served his country as a Naval Aviator for 22 years during
which time he received The Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star, 21 Air
Medals, 2 single action air medals, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese
Cross of Gallantry, and a Vietnamese air medal. He flew 808 Combat mission.
Three Tours in Vietnam. Flew off of the USS
Yorktown in 1965 flying Search and Rescue missions into Vietnam. 500 Carrier
landings, Total Flight time 7400 hours.
Art received his Ph.D. from
U.S.I.U. in San Diego, CA in 1976. He was a registered psychologist
in California and Florida
and licensed Marriage Family Therapist in Georgia,
Kentucky and Oregon. Art is a certified flight
instructor to the NASA Space Program. He is also certified to teach
courses in counseling psychology, organizational development, military science,
health and physical care services. Art is a psychologist, lecturer,
teacher, author, consultant, and has a commercial pilot's license. He has
worked in the corporate environment as a Vice President of Human Resources.
In 1988 he established his own business, Business Team Builders, a Human
Resources Management Consulting firm. One of his current contracts is
with the Social Security Disability Administration where he acts as an Expert
Witness. Art is married and he and his wife Marilyn currently reside in Charleston, SC.
Also published,"A War With No Name, PTSD a Survivors
Story, Dr. Art Schmitt and "The Man I Didn't know, The Stories of Wives
and Families of Veterans Who suffer from PTSD, Dr. Art Schmitt, Co-Author,