Timothy Caldwell served as a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1970. After his honorable discharge in 1971, he began a career as a singer and teacher in higher education that would last almost forty years.
His book, Expressive Singing: Dalcroze Eurhythmics for Voice, was published in 1994. The Chaplain’s Assistant: God, Country, and Vietnam, was published in 2007, and reissued in 2009 by Glenn Street Press.
Since The Chaplain’s Assistant was published, he has appeared on many radio programs as a national advocate for better mental health treatment for veterans and their families, and is currently at work on his second novel and a collection of short stories. He lives with his life partner, Barbara.