Tucker Smallwood was commissioned an Army Infantry Officer in June ’68, served as a TAC Officer at Ft. Benning, GA for six months, then attended Benning’s Jump School, MATA at Ft. Bragg’s JFK/SWC, and Vietnamese Language School at Ft. Bliss, TX. He commanded MAT-36 (a five-man Army Advisory Team to Vietnamese Regional Force troops) in 1969. After recovering from his injuries at Walter Reed Hospital, he taught patrolling, ambush, escape, and evasion to Engineer OCS Candidates at Ft. Belvoir, VA, then resigned his commission in 1970 and moved to NYC to study acting. He enjoyed professional success until the onset of depression by 1980. In 1988, he was diagnosed with PTSD and began counseling. He has enjoyed quality of life since that time, thanks to the psychiatric treatment he has received. For the past 38 years, Tucker has worked on and off Broadway in more than 40 theatrical productions, appeared in more than 30 feature films, along with hundreds of hours of episodic television. He is the author and narrator of the book “Return to Eden,” an anthology of essays recounting his experiences as an Army Advisor, how his life as an artist was affected by PTSD, and his return to Vietnam in 2004. He is also a member of Rogue Machine, a critically acclaimed theater group in Los Angeles. There are numerous interviews and speeches available on YouTube and on www.tuckersmallwood.com, that express his advocacy for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress.