DescriptionRet. Lt. Col. Marcel T. Schmidt details his twenty-three year career in the Air Force. In particular, Lt. Col. Schmidt recalls memories of his father in Vietnam as a child, and comments on getting a masters degree before enlisting and his experiences while serving in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Schmidt also comments on staying in touch with his family while away, and juggling life challenges while moving his family every couple of years. The interview wraps up with discussions about transitioning back to civilian life, the toll his body has taken, and he shares his advice to people who are thinking about joining the military.