The Montgomery Model of Heart-to-Heart Resuscitation has been the author’s passion - three decades in the making. During these 30 years of graduate studies, academic degrees, counseling certifications, facilitating groups, developing treatment and recovery plans and listening hour after hour on suicide prevention hotlines late into the nights, Vic has found counseling from the heart and storytelling to be the absolute best agent for positive change in behavior for the mentally challenged and chemically dependent war veteran.
As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving with 1st Marine Air Wing, Iwakuni, Japan and Da Nang, Vietnam Air Base, the author has experienced first-hand, an inside view of what it takes to survive the challenges and trials of deployment and reintegration back into society – and family. Vic, himself a recovering alcoholic with 43 years clean and sober, 'a day at a time', and a PTSD diagnosis, writes about the sheer power and honesty he experienced while meeting weekly, face to face with the 12 combat veterans in Group Room #2. Vic puts into action reaching out to these warriors with uplifting inspiration and the critical measures necessary to help them end their suffering and anguish by putting them on a positive path to healing.
Victor Montgomery, III received specialized training from Breining Institute of California and Saddleback College and holds a Master's Level (M-RAS) as a Certified Registered Addiction Specialist - California State Approved Certification. Vic received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Summa cum Laude honors in Psychology (BA) from Vanguard University of Southern California and a Master of Arts Degree from The University of Phoenix in Education (MAEd). He has earned a Lifetime Membership in Psi Chi Honor Society.
Vic Montgomery is an Ordained Minister with the Assembly of God International Fellowship in the past, serving as an Associate Pastor with Bethel Temple Church, Fresno California. Vic was the Director of Jail & Prison Ministries, Chaplin Assistant and Founder of the Harvest Home for Men. Rev. Montgomery volunteered to be a counselor/mentor with California Governor Ronald Reagan's Match-2 Mentoring Outreach rehabilitation program for California's inmates in the Department of Corrections' system.
Vic a native Californian and his wife Diane a native New Yorker enjoy their huge family of 7 children and 33 grandchildren, camping, sailing, kayaking, bird watching, cooking, watching and playing sports and honoring God.