Dr. Craig A. Myatt, Sr. is Commissioned officer in the Regular Army serving as a research psychologist at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He currently works on the faculty at the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Craig has served in a vast number of positions in the military from platoon leader and staff officer to company and battalion commander. He has also deployed overseas to Kuwait and Iraq.
As a psychologist, Craig became the first Command Psychologist to serve in the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida. There he helped institute program innovations that incorporate psychology consultation support services into command directed efforts that enhance service member performance and enable family preservation. He subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Department of Strategic Leadership at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, one of several schools at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He later served as the University’s first Command Psychologist before accepting a RAND-Arroyo Fellowship at Pentagon City in Virginia.
Craig holds a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University, a M.A. in Research Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College (Claremont, CA). He is the author of 23 published articles, contributing author of one book, and co-author of 10 published articles. His writings cover subject areas that include the neurosciences, psychology, resilience, leadership, and warfare.
While Craig works at Fort Rucker, he and his wife, Dr. Christine P. Myatt, maintain their home residence in Tampa. They have three children and two grandsons. Their older daughter, with the two grandchildren, lives in the Philadelphia area and is an attorney married to an attorney. Their younger daughter is a linguist and ballet dancer living in New York City, and their son is a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Craig and his family are active in the Tampa community. He and his wife attend Bible-Based Fellowship Church on Ehrlich Road, and Craig is a member in Tampa’s Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.